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RATINGS: 2228   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
12 oz. can given to me by Jan Primus (thanks Jan!). This may very well be the single darkest looking beer I’ve ever had. Pure jet black, poured like motor oil, which is a tad cliche but this really personifies that saying. Zero head. Aroma is big on the anise, also really nice hops, and some dark chocolate malts. Flavour hits right away, on a smooth, silky stream, mocha-toffee-choco bitterness, with some major chalkyness to it, which I don’t mind as much as some other people. Extremely full mouth-feel, and the sheer intensity of this one is what really defines it. Unlike most other Imperial Stout’s I’ve had. And from a can no less! I really love the hops in there, makes it seem like a blend of an IPA and an Imperial Stout to some extent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Thanks to Glouglouburp for this bonus brew. Coffee, dark roasted malt and a bit of ash. Nice dry finish. Super thick tar black like the La Brea pits. No dead dinosaurs floating in the can however. Best beer I’ve had out of a can.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Can thanks to dkachur! Very dark, black pour with a thick brown frothy head. Strong aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is more sweet roasted malt and hops. Winds down to a bitter, very dry, finish. Has a nice thick, creamy, mouthfeel though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Can, thanks Craig. Pours a solid black with a medium brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts, a bit of coffee. Very smooth on the palate with nice flavors of raosted malts, cacao, coffee and very little hops. Had a bit of a dry, ashen note to it as well. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (833) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
I would call this one a desert beer. Great tasting, you can most certainly taste the chocolate and cocoa. Overall smooth but a little bit of bubble in the mouth. Not an overwellming aroma but a good one. Looks great, taste great, overall great stout by the oskar blues guys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (6270) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat au lait avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col brun crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût très chocolaté avec une pointe de café et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat amer en arrière goût. (Rating #1826)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Delivers delicious roasted chocolate in the nose with an oily black pour that explodes from the can with a strong and slowly building fluffy dark brown head. The hops come across more aggressively on the 2nd time around the nose. Roasty with some tobacco and leather notes. Creamy and not overly complex, but still really well done and enjoyable to drink. A light bit of dark fruits and roasted caramel coffee round out the flavor profile. Nicely done/

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Like Yeti, this features that dry-as-rock chocolate ambiance that encircles the whole taste. Unripe currant follows.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
[Can] Absolutely the darkest, most viscous pour I’ve ever seen. Beautiful brown head of fine bubbles that sticks around. Sweet candi sugar aroma, tons of roasted barley, some citric hops, and a little alcohol. Incredibly rich mouthfeel, but very well carbonated at the same time. Bitter, roasted barley on the finish with a little bit of warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Poured a nice thick and rich black hue with a about a half inch thick brown head. Retention was a bit on the light side but otherwise looked great. Aroma was a heavy roasted note,mainly strong coffee. Flavor was a great mix of creamy goodness, coffee, mild cocoa and alcohol notes. Nice thick mouth feel,yet somehow real easy to drink.


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