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RATINGS: 2041   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks to Jw347 for this one. Can poured into a sniffer glass produced a fingers worth of coco colored head On top of a thick black body .The head goes to a nice layer of lace Aromasí of chocolate, grains (cereal), coffee and smoke fill your nose Taste is somewhat typical stout you get the roasted malts, chocolate, coffee thing going on but the hop presence is a bit more robust than the ordinary Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and goes down smooth A good RIS the hoppiest Iíve ever had. Drinkable as a RIS can get, you better be sipping this at 10%.Not the best Iíve had but not the worst either .I would recommend it. Truly a hopheads RIS

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Can into snifter. Pours pitch black, no real head, just a tan ring around the outside of the glass, with noticeable lacing. A bit of a sensory disconnect seeing something this thick pour out of a can. Aroma is cocoa, big coffee, rich and sweet. Taste is dark chocolate and huge espresso up front, big and smooth. Finish is dry and bitter, green hops and a noticeable hit of acidity paired with a big espresso bitterness that sticks around. Palate is one of the thickest Iíve experienced, creamy and smooth with very subtle carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3843) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
Canned. Black colour with brown foam. Cocoa and toast malts dominate the aroma, well accompanied with fiery alcohol. Mellow maltiness in flavour with cocoa, fieriness, black currant probably from hops, that I find plenty of here. Good bitter. A very good brew, pretty much like any good homebrewed Impys out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2008
12 oz can. Severed at the Brick Store in Atlanta. Pours black and oily with a long lasting head. Tons of coffee, chocolate, and burnt/roast grains. Semi-Sweet also. The flavor is not nearly as heavy as the appearance and aroma let on. Bitter chocolate (with only a very light sweetness). Notes of fruit (cherry perhaps) and plenty of pine hops. Coffee/espresso as also a powerful presence. Makes me think of having it for breakfast. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
It smells really nice.....has a good mid palate flavor...then like a palate cleanser...has no finish whatsoever....which sucks for a imp stout.......way overrated beer in my opinion

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Can. Pours jet black with a one finger tan head and has decent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark malts and a hint of toffee. Full bodied with a nice thick and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, dark malts, and notes of molasses with a bitter and dry finish. Awesome stout in a can.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Appearance quite interesting, as the pour seems to reveal absolutely no head but after about 5 seconds past the end of a vigorous pour comes a slowly cascading dark brown head rising out of a thick black mass. It fades quickly to a cap, but the impression of its short appearance is lasting. Fairly subdued aroma, with roasted nuts, burnt caramel, overtones of dark chocolate. Taste is redeeming to an extent: roasted malt, almost over-roasted to astringency and slightly acrid bitterness, nuttiness, quite strong tones of milk chocolate and touches of coffee, slight alcohol lingering in the finish. Bitter, roasted aftertaste. Quite incredibly thick and viscous but not at all cloying, remains fine and moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
35,5 cl can. Black colour with a nice creamy head. Great smooth aroma of burned coffee, roastedness, and hints of milk chocolate. Very tasty flavour of dry roastedness, coffee, and chocolate. Ends up bitter and dry with a warm feeling from the alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAR 21, 2008
What time is it? About 10:50. 12 oz can. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a huge mocha colored head. The head is thick, sticky, gooey. Left a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of chocolate brownies, cocoa powder, roasted malts, oak boards, earthy hops. Flavors are chocolate latte, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Thick mouthfeel, rich and chewy. Finished somewhat dry & minerally.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pours opaque black with a half-inch head of tan. Enough foam to leave some rings and strings of lacework. The nose is chock full of RIS goodness. Fudgy chocolate, espresso, cocoa nubs, and black forest cake batter. A mild resinous hop note is also present. The mouthfeel is big, chewy, and thick. Creamy and drying. Dark chocolate, kona roast, charred malt, and fudge batter fill the bill on the pallet nicely. A slightly green hop note is underlying and barely beats the warming alcohol as it finishes. The alcohol builds a bit, and stops short of being hot. Faintly numbing on the back of the tongue and throat though. This must be the "year of the big, bad stout", as this monster will help testify. My only gripe is the lame can. A beer as good as this should be in a wax-sealed 750, ready for a ten-year nap on itís side.


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