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RATINGS: 2089   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Can, of course. Jet black, brown at edges, deep tan going to brown head. Aroma of espresso. Flavor is a rich load of coffee goodness, a hint of chocolate, just loads of roasted notes. Spruce on the finish. Nice bitterness keeps lingering. Well done, just a touch hot. Awesome that these guys keep pumping out such high quality.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured thick black and oily with a large incredibly dark brown head. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet roasty malts, sweet chocolate and light floral and fruity hops. The flavor was tangy, fruity and roasty with a strong creamy chocolate presence and a hint of coffee and floral hop. The finish was long and roasty. The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. Exceptional.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
...sex in a can. This beer is nearly as good as a good romp in the hay. This is the blackest beer Iíve ever had, bar none. This is one of the most viscous beers Iíve ever had as well... thick, nearly syrupy. To say this stout is a malt bomb would be an understatement... they claim thereís 98 IBUís in there, but I donít taste that...the hops are there, but they are definately smoothed over with all of the malt. This brew smacks you in the face with each flavor it offers... malt, chocolate, roasted barley, oats... somehow all of the flavors are absolutely obvious, yet they all meld together very well. Easily my favorite new stout for 2008.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Can at home. Pours in midnight black and produces a nice dark choclate head. The aroma is complex fruity and sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and espresso. The flavor is immense. It is a breathtaking combination of dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts toffee and many other flavors. Each sip reveals more and more of this beers complex character. Really opened up as it got warmer. The finish is rich and smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. This beer is EPIC. A must try for any beer lover. An excellent example of the style.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Before I go into the review of this Brew iíll let you know that Iím not a huge fan of Imperial Stouts, or Stouts in general, but i always leave space open to try different ales of certain brewers or breweries. Unlike most beers of quality, this beer comes in a can. Donít judge a book by itsí cover they say, well they said right because this book needs no cover, down right one of the best stouts iíve ever had, it has everything one would be looking for in a thick and fulfilling beer. It pours a dark dark midnight black, with little head. When the brew hits your lips it sticks and holds on for the entire duration of drinking. Simply amazing would be somewhat short of an understatement, try this beer at all costs, and speaking of it doesnít cost that much for such a quality beer. bottoms up and enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Holy crap this ish is black!!!! Decent tan head with rediculous lacing and you can tell on the pour how viscous it is. Aroma is Biscuit malt and chocolate, slight alcohol (poured near cellar temp). Flavor is roasted malt, burnt biscuit and some licorice. Nice finish with a light alcohol presence. Nice one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wollfman (2) - USA - MAY 8, 2008 does not count
12 oz can purchased at the Tap House in Oldsmar ,FL . Just west of Tampa. This beer is loaded with flavors of coffee, chocolate, malt and oats. Itís as thick as motor oil and some have poured over their ice cream. It has that wonderful bitterness after taste. It really is heaven in a can.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2008
This is one super exceptional ale. Extremely smooth for how humongous it is. It doesnít burn and the alcohol is just faintly there. Itís thick and chewy in the same way Expedition is, perhaps even more so. Super thick body, heavy, but only when cold, warm and it is silky and medium. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Tasted from can at Flossmoorís pre-DLD day. "The darkest beer in a can," someone said. Guinness, maybe? Anyway, Iím tasting this right after a swig of Peche Mortel, the only thing that this would taster "lighter" than. A tad sweeter than your imperial type beers. Shows nice character of coffee and milk chocolate to make the alcohol burn a little easier going down. Ends up tasting like a big sip of coffee-flavored syrup.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Can and on Tap courtesy of State Line Liquors. Dark pour and I mean really dark. Brown frothy head that left quickly with a sticky lacing. An aroma of rich chocolate malt, coffee beans. Butter like texture on the pallet with malts and alcohol moving through in slick fashion. The roast like flavor and richness of the beer I really like, especially for >again-a really cheap ass looking beer.


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