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RATINGS: 2043   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and some liquorice too, nearly black, small cappuccino head. Taste is a lovely roast coffee, liquorice, and a full on dark chocolate infusion. Full bodied, wonderfully bitter. Majestic! Thanks Radek Kliber!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 little stubby can from a trade with GMCC2181. pours black with a very dark head, darkest head ive seen to this day, i can only describe the colour of the head as dark brown. aromas are very hoppy, chocolatey with anise also there. flavours are full bodied and beautiful with all an impy stout has to offer in one little stubby canned package. wow this is really good stuff. remides me a lot of storm king only better. very nicely done. thx gabe!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ParkSloper (16) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
Aroma is a blast of charred dark chocolate. Appears dark brown with little head. Flavor hits you right away with that dark chocolate, sliding into toasted brown bread, finishing with a sharp hop snap. Viscous on the palate--almost syrupy. Overall, an extreme beer from a brewery that likes to go to extremes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2008
Can. Pours a pitch black oil color, with a dark brown thick head. The aroma is roasted nuts with a noticeable chocolate and malts and surprisingly more hops than I expected. Flavor is chocolates with roasted malts, and again, a little bit more hops than I would have thought. Overall this is a great, quality beer - another win from Oskar Blues.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 Can. Dark beer, dark head, thick stuff. The most prominent flavor in the aroma and the taste is a roasted nuttiness, with some chocolate and coffee. Very smooth, and thick on the tongue, but still with a lot of kick flavor-wise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2008
Can. Motor-oil molasses opaquge black pour. Dirty tan head. No activity or carbonation. Chocolate, marshmellow, roasted nut, coffee hints. Smooth, complex but not heavy flavoring. Weeet, malty film covers roof of the mouth while bitter, coffee ground finish sneaks in and finishes wiht a tangy bitterness on tongue. Quality

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
the can is super cool for a beer like this! The pour was amazing and looked like a can of used motor oil. Nice little brown head and aroma of,,well not much. Taste is a bit too bitter with not much complexity and the palate is rougher than i like. Iím 50/50 on this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2008
Traded with KKearn. I donít think Iíve ever seen a beer so black. Pouring this engine oil into my glass was such an absorbing sight that it was several minutes until I realised I was also supposed to drink it. Luscious smells of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and milk. The oats thicken the beer, which is deliciously thick and velvety. A moderately bitter finish, in which those 98 IBUís are cleverly covered up by the malt. Best beer Iíve ever had out of a can by a looooong way..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 bump up in score from having a good can. *did not mind, am curious enough to buy again* aroma: lacks the smell a good rich stout. does not smell that good honestly, chemicals. app: nice! big thick blackness. has the crema of a good, not great shot of espresso.. it lacks the red hue. it lacks magic flavor: nice thick malt more sweet than bitter.. hello booze, a bit to sharp on the booze notes, though i assume it will mellow as i sip. some coffee pokes out.. this just seems to lack class and refinement. some of the other big stouts would stop this yummy lil black can and laugh. but its good. dont get me wrong, just not a heavy weight champ. palate: to thin and spritzy for a stout like this overall: love the style, like the beer.. just makes me want a better stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2011 11/24/11: Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of chocolate, malt, pine, hops, and roasting. Poured pitch black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown/dark brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, hops, cream, and oats. Medium to full body. Slick texture. Malt, roast, cream, oat, chocolate finish is lightly dry. 7/5/8/5/17 = 4.2 4/5/08: Draught: Aroma of piney hops, chocolate, roasted malts, hops, and malted-milk. Poured pitch black in color with a small, dark brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Medium sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, piney hops, cream, roasting, oats, and malted milk. Medium to full body. Thick, creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Creamy chocolate and pine-hop finish. Very smooth. 7/5/8/5/17 = 4.2


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