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RATINGS: 2060   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2008
Can thanks to Sparky27. Pours a pitch black with nice dark tan head. Laces the glass as you drink it. Smells like chocolate oatmeal, coffee, and some wonderfully roasted malts. Has a creamy heavy mouthfeel. I should be using a straw to drink this syrup. Tastes of dark chocolate, some alcohol, and has a hop finish. Yummy brew. If only all canned beers tastes like this one I’d buy cans all the time!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
Darkness. Rich chocolate brown, ultra-dense 2" cream head. Outstanding looking. Aroma mildly of chocolate and cocoa with a fairly significant amount of PNW hops and some tinniness. Deep chocolate and cocoa flavor, but the PNW hopping interferes. I still do not understand the appeal of these highly hopped stouts as the hops interferce with the deeper malts. Perhaps this will improve over time as the hops mellow. As is, the hops and roast grate against each other as two diametrically opposed forces, and there is otherwise a lack of complexity and malt development.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2008
can from the wooden keg. This company is gaining momentum in my area and the ten fidy is a reason why. Pours solid black with burnt red edges. nice thick head with big brown bubbles. smells sweet and roasted. taste is dark chocolate, hickory, coffee and oats. great beer all around looking forward to another 4pack.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
Can courtesy of peabody. Poured into a snifter. Pitch black with no highlights and a super dark brown head of about 2 fingers. Great retention with some solid lace. Aroma is a really rich, bright, milky chocolate, with almost a graham cracker sweetness to it. No roastiness or booze, just delightful chocolate. Taste leads you to believe it is similar to the aroma for about a millisecond before slamming the tongue with roasted coffee. A nice herbal hop bitterness melds well with the roasty bitterness to create a dry, lingering finish that has a bit of anise to it. Mouthfeel is huge and chewy yet soft, with the perfect amount of carbonation. A very drinkable RIS.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
black pour with a 1 finger chocolate colored head. strong malt scent with chocolate and light hops. thickness is awesome and the roasted malts really shine thru in the aftertaste. slight hop flavor with nothing but roasted malts and coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (1709) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2008
12 ounce can in pint glass. Blacker than Dick Cheney’s soul with dark brown head and lotsa lace. Dark chocolate, chocolate chip cookie and earth aroma. Roasted chocolate, coffee, espresso, mild fruit and mild bitter finish. Lingering espresso bitterness. Full body and low carbo. Yeah, it’s great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1502) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2008
Black licorice appearance with a medium size, multicolored head showing different layers of tan and light brown; lacing was good. Roasted malt aroma of coffee and dark choclate. Earthy flavors of toffee, chicory, caramel and semi sweet chocolate. Respectably hopped with a bitter bite in the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leading to a long lasting, very satisfying finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
Can. Pours an oily black with a one finger mostly lasting mocha head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, smokey ash, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is heavy roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, smokey ash, very bitter chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. Full oily mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Made with extra YUM!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Wow, I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this! Pours a thick, dark midnight black. Held up to a light, nothing gets through. A small creamy brown head fights it’s way to the the top through the heavy liquid. Aromas of dark roast espresso, unsweetened chocolate and deeply roasted grains float up, followed by more aggressive, smokier notes. Flavor is amazing, encompassing everything from above, along with a hint of vanilla and a strong bitter alcohol bite. Finish is long and bitter. This one sticks with you for a while, but in a fantastic way. The best thing ever to come from a can!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2008
Can courtesy of glouglouburp, merci beaucoup Dany! The pour reveals a pitch black color with a ring of brown lace. The aroma is good with the classic roasted malt / chocolate combo, some toasted bread notes were also detected. The flavor is very solid and all about malt, roasty, chocolate, toasted bread, there was also some mild soy and dryness, bitterness was felt in the end. The body is medium with a pleasant liquorous texture and moderate carbonation. This is yet another very good imperial stout, it doesn’t get noticed in the crowd of very good imperial stouts, but makes for a very nice tasting experience.


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