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RATINGS: 2155   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
12oz can from Acknud. When I started to pour this beer, I thought I just opened a can of 10w30.......holy crap was it black! Amazing head that started off very dark brown, then lightened up as the beer warmed. Big aromas of chocolate, toffee, oak, smoke, and fresh ground coffee. Nice smooth, creamy mouth feel. Thanks for this one man!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
12 oz can. Very dark almost black with medium creamy persistent dark tan head. Roast and chocolate malt nose with big aroma of citrusy hops. Rich creamy mouthfeel starts with roast malts, raisin, maybe a touch of smokiness. Warming alchohol and hop bitterness in the finish with some lingering hop bitterness. WOW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Can purchased at D’s Six Pax. There was black dirt on the top of the can that I had to wash off. It almost made me wonder if Oskar put it there for effect. ;)

Pours tar, more tar than I ever expected to come from a beer can (oil can, yes), thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, anise, strawberries, vanilla, coffee (almost like icecream). Flavor is same with dry bitterness yet the body is super super oily. This is a meal in itself! Dang!

Uh, and now I feel dumb because I just caught the meaning of the name of the beer, duh motor oil. Five minute rule, I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Many thanks to CaptainCougar for the incredible act of generosity!

Zero head with very low carbonation representative of the style. Truely like the name implies in regards to appearance. Nice deep aromas of raisins and dark roasted grains. That raisin character really had some similarities of Big Eddy Imperial Stout. Intense bitterness no doubt from the hops and dark speciality malt. That and the fact that this is a relatively young can. Flavour is dominated by bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Gigantic roasted malt flavour. Reminded me a bit of Thirsty Dog Siberian Night. Very well done, but the one thing that kept it from being unbelievable is the viscosity in my opinion. A tad thinner than I was expecting (about a nano-meter short), but still with a very pleasant mouthfeel. Slight amount of fusels on the back-end most likely due to the young age. A year of additional aging on this would really bring this to the next level. Still worth searching out for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
How unusual - a can! I popped the lid and there was absolutely no hiss - uh oh... nice deep brown head, though, and gentle, almost imperceptible carbonation. Head dissipates to something resembling a perfectly pulled shot of espresso. Aroma is dried dates, alcohol, & dark molasses. Tastes so deliciously roasty! Very present alcohol, dark chocolate and light coffee, with a silky smooth quality that I can only attribute to the oats. Unbelievably thick, which earns it a solid 5 despite carbonation being on the lowest possible end of the scale. What a pleasant surprise this beer was, especially considering it was thrown in as an extra by TheCheeseMan - many thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2008
Small, but very dense, very dark beige head; black beer. Very strong nose of burnt malts, burnt sugars & alcohol. Very burnt taste as well, with ashes, and an impressive, slowly upcoming bitterness, that just KEEPS coming. Really impressive. Very dense, slick, viscous with a very long, mildly burnt aftertaste. Very good I.S. What in the name of love FIDY means?? Thanks to Eugene - shared with D & L

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5370) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Canned. Finally got my hands on this! Jet black pour. Thick mocha colored head. Nose is very hoppy with dark, roasted malts, licorice hints, bittersweet, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is sweet malts, roasted malts, chocolate, oily coffee, hops, light licorice and maybe chocolate candy, as it started to get soft of sweet even with the hops. Body is thick and chewy with dense carbonation and some oily slickness. Ends with more roasted malts, chocolate milk, candy, hops, licorice, oily coffee and sweet maltiness. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2008
2005-05-24. Pitch black body with a small brown head leaves a brown film on the glass. (4+) Modest cocoa and roast in the aroma, under layer of malt. Roast bitterness and modest coffee notes throughout the flavour. Light hoppy bitterness as well, malty base essentially serves as a base for the roasty overtones rather than offering much nuance of its own. Rich finish of mocha-roast begins with some hops. (8+) Smooth medium to full bodied palate. I am left a bit torn; It was really quite nice, but whether it was just the excitement of getting my first cross-border growler fill or something else I had hoped for even more greatness so I was mildly disappointed even with such a nice stout. Damn expectations! Growler from Consumer’s Beverages, Buffalo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAY 27, 2008
Dark black with moderate, dark brown head. Malty aroma of roasted powdered chocolate and faint grapefruit hops. Some licorice and then hop bitterness cuts through the malty taste; ending in a bitter finish. Body is full and mellow with not much carbonation. Slightest touch of oil on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2008
can: pours of cours very black with a small tan head teh diminishes quickly into a thin line. aroma is very nice with real rich raost that is not to burnt and smooth chcolate. it seems as if i am getting some fresh hop aroma also. the flavour is very bold raosted coffee adn dark chocolate. a good dry palate. the finishes is like dark chcolate syrup. all teh dark roast hides what little hops i get.

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