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RATINGS: 2193   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2008
at Pikkulintu shared CAN with Finnish Ratebierians Color: black nice brown head Scent:dry chocolate rich roasted malts Taste: sticky roasted malts ,chocolate dryish aftertaste. Nicest canned beer what I have ever tasted!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thanks to Keith for this brew. This had the darkest pour I had ever seen. I did all I could to get a head but only got about a half a centimeter which was again the darkest head I had ever seen. Aroma was of sweet roasted malt, burnt malt, molasses, and licorice. Flavor was incredibly full with an up front roasted character mellowing out a little more with coffee, chocolate, more sweet malt, and a light bitter finish. Very well blended brew. I didn’t notice any alcohol either. Very well hidden. Very nice brew. Would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Very light carbonation. Strong roasted flavour. A bit to much black patent bitterness for my taste. Smoothed out as it warmed, and was near milk stout at room temperature.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2008
No pressure as I popped the top but it looks like someone put motor oil in my beer can. Pours like used motor oil too with a dark brown head. Chocolate and roast descibe the aroma. First sip had a slight metal flavor but that was quickly dominated by the massive roasted and dark chocolate flavors. Actually I like it for an impy stout. It’s not as big as some but it is smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Can. Very black, very thick pour with a small creamy dark brown head. Rich aroma of roastd coffee, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate. Initial acidic taste of dark fruits, plums and red grapes is quickly swept away by a deep powerful roasted chocolate flavor that finishes with a burnt bitterness that doesnt go away. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12 oz can courtesy of Malcolm at the BA speedway line tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, anise and dark fruits. The flavor features burnt malts, mocha and coffee. The mouthfeel is nearly flawless, its smooth and creamy. The finish is long with lingering dark chocolate. Overall: Very nice concoction. Very appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Pours thick and inky black, like motor oil about 3,000 miles past a change. One finger, dark, whipped chocolate mousse like head. Nose is luscious...malt, milk chocolate and mild coffee. The more it warms the alcohol becomes more present. Under forty-five degrees it is undetectable. Flavor is silky smooth. I was taken aback. No bitterness at all for 98 IBU’s but there is some viscosity. This is masterfully concocted. A liquid love potion of hershey’s syrup, medium roast coffee, semi-sweet cocoa powder, vanilla, a dusting of scorched sugar with a mild charred oak finish. This could be mistaken for a hefty chocolate milk mixer. Big body, thick and satisfyingly rich. There is the undeniable smoothness, no doubt derived from the oats, the flavor is explosive. I can’t really do it much justice with words.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
12oz. can from Capone’s in East Norriton. Super thick & dark - just like motor oil. Pours with barely any head, the ring that’s there is a dark brown. Coffee and chocolate dominate, malty & creamy. Alcohol is hidden well, you really only need one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 10, 2008
The blackest, thickest, scariest. It oozes slowly out of the can and into the glass. There it sits, with a small brown head, thinking dark thoughts about you, and proudly emitting an aroma of burnt and roasted things. The texture of this stout in your mouth is like the rich soil in the deepest, dankest part of an ancient forest. It tastes as hoppy and malty as any brew could ever taste. Rich chocolate and strong coffee come out on top, with a hefty amount of bitter hops to round it out. Drink with caution, and reverence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: Above average Imperial Stout. Biscuit and milk-chocolate.
How: Can, 12oz. From <insert your name here>. I received many of these in different trades (mostly bonuses) from probably 5 or 6 people, you know who you are. Thanks to you all guys, I’ll drink them all then I’ll need some more.
The look: Black body with a small tan head
In long: Very full body. Malt profile is very much biscuit. Flavours of Milk chocolate, cacao, more milk chocolate, woody/earthy notes, some vanilla, rather floury, more milk chocolate, a little alcohol bite in the end. Above average for the style but IMHO this beer is a bit overrated. Although nowadays to me Over-Hype American Imperial Stouts is anything but an oxymoron.

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