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RATINGS: 2365   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Incredibly drinkable Imperial stout with a fair amount of roasted notes that are more coffee than chocolatey. Super smooth mouthfeel, almost shockingly so. My favorite íreadilyí available imperial. Maybe just my favorite in general.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
So i had this for breakfast at the foodery in philly the other day and it was excellent. Great way to start the day, with a very thick chocolatey stout that had its fair share of hops and some coffee alongside. Best thing to come out of a can that ive had in a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Taste 2/9 Can. Looks: Dark and opaque w/tan head. Aroma: Nice mild dark fruit with the roasted and toasted malt bitter coffee and chocolate. Taste: To style, nothing off and nothing fabulous. Good and smooth. Seems to have a freshness. Quite drinkable with little alcohol taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Got a growler of this at their new tasting room in Longmont, "The Tasty Weasel". Aroma- Oaky esters, dark cherries, slight roastiness, verry woody, some fusel alcohol. Itís what I like an aroma from a dark beer to smell like. Appearance- Murky, no clarity, very dark brown. There is a decent ammount of brown head. Moderate lacing. Flavor- Chocolatey goodness. Medium to moderate roastiness, but not burnt and/or overbearing. Bitterness is present, and does more than balance, but again, is not obtuse. The malt flavors balance each other, with chocolate, oak, and roast...phenominal. Palate- Full body, medium carbonation, and Iím pleased that the hop dryness at the end is subdued. Velvetty soft. Overall Impression- Anyone can make an intense Imperial Stout, but this is one thatís very easy to drink, while still being able to appreciate the complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Poured black, very opaque with ruby around the top edge. Just about zero head, just a few brown bubbles. Roasted malt, roasty coffee, chocolate and port aromas, excellent. Real nice full body, forms a film on the sides of the glass as I tilt it. Roasty malt, coffee and bakers chocolate flavors, the smell doesnít lie. Finish clean with some lingering cafe mocha. Drinkable, with the alcohol non-existant. A big beer with a nice balance of malt and hops. The only thing I would say could improve this would be slightly more carbonation, which could make it more creamy than oily. Still deserving of the good reviews. In the top 10 non-barrel aged Imperial Stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
very nice looking beer! thick pitck black with a huge foamy dark mocha head. alcohol is noticeable in the aroma...it takes over notes of coffee, roasted chocolate, and licorice. flavor is of anise and dark fruit, fig, bakers chocolate, coffee, and citrus. very complex. mouthfeel is creamy but not too heavy with a long lingering roasty espresso finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Wow. This was good. Had a tap at Three Cellars. Pour was black as night, almost no head. Aroma is mainly roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. I cannot taste the alcohol itís hidden very well. It is very balanced, with mainly the roasted and chocolate notes you would expect from a stout. Yum. It was delicious. I couldnít drink more than two in a session, but I could drink this often.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Holy cow this stuff pours thick. Extremely thick on the palate, almost unpleasantly so. Very chewy. Milkshake is a good comparison. A little one-note as far as iím concerned- chocolate, and very roasty-bitter on the finish. Lacking complexity. Maybe I shouldnít have drank this when I was full.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
I bought this having no idea what it was -- simply something new that I had not rated before. Itís in a can...how good could it be? Imagine my surprise when this stuff pours out indeed looking like motor oil from a diesel truck. No head whatsoever. viscous and opaque. I sip. I canít even taste the alcohol, but the malts are deliciously deep, rich, and smooth. I also canít identify the IBUs -- everything is so nicely balanced. 10 minutes later, Iím buzzing like I just sipped some moonshine. Only then do I realize the wonder of this creation. Call me thoroughly impressed. This is one for winter, to be slipped graciously slow and coddled like a warm and toasty blanket in an ice storm. Try it. You will more than like it.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
handsomejn (74) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Thick on the palate. Nearly black in color with a frothy dark brown top. The taste is like chocolate oatmeal only chewier. The alcohol is well hidden, warmth and aftertaste of bourbon are the clues.


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