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RATINGS: 2056   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4807) - 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 (1676) - 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 (1494) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Draft at Max’s Baltimore. Opaque chocolate with a two-finger, lasting and creamy head. Aroma is a beautiful mix of orange, cocoa, caramel, espresso, dried wood, pure vanilla, smoke, and dried herbs. Flavor is awesome and pretty much the same as the aroma, except blended so well that you can get carried away with this one - dangerously chuggable. Heavy body is so smooth its ridiculous, has some tingle and just enough dryness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
smells like fresh brewed coffee, tastes just like it too. The flavor does have a certain off wang but the rest it just a rich dark slice of heaven.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, and brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thick! Overall it’s good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2008
Can. Nose is entirely chocolate, like dry cocoa powder, a touch of fruit and alcohol with some roastiness. Ruby-tinted black with a patchy thin bubbly head leaving slick brown lacing in gorgeous creme-colored patterns. Slick mouthfeel slides beautifully across the palate without any alcohol. Cherries and chocolate, roasted coffee. Very thin for the style, but not to a fault. It works perfectly with the mild roastiness and light acidity. A very mild and clean drinking imperial stout.


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