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RATINGS: 2062   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
12oz can. OPaque oily red-brown color with a small dark brown head. Some roastiness and heavy citric metallic hop aromatics. Chocolate and some coffee flavors. Ruddy citric hop flavors move in and persist. Some roastiness manifests, lingering in the finish with complementary hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a medium heavy, unctuous. Somewhat drying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
Canned. Pitch black with a creamy, beige, almost orange head. Burnt, roasted, milky aroma with chocolate and coffee. Thick, almost oliy. Wooddy with chocolate and coffee and some apricots aswell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Blind tasted and a full one out of the can. Pours jet black with a light brown head. Roasty, mocha nose with earthy hops - not overpowering but nice. Dark roasty bittersweet chocolate, coffee, medium caramel sweetness, pleasant roasty and hoppy bitterness. Lasting pleasant burnt finish. Medium bodied and drinkable, but full enough to swirl around your mouth and coat the tongue. Moderate carbonation. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Wonderful stuff. The aroma is mostly roast malts like a bar-b-que. Flavor is malt sweetness with a hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 THICK black pour, almost like motor oil. Dark tan head - very nice!. Very chocolaty aroma with blueberry and other vague fruity notes. Milky with a bit of funk. Raisins as well. Raisiny flavor with chocolate and coffee. A touch of sourness. Malty with a bit of alcohol on the finish. Fantastic beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Can shared with Josh: Pours a deep black with a creamy tan head. Massive roast on the nose with slight bakers chocolate. Taste is heavy with roast, chocolate and dyness. Finish is of carmel, roast, chcolate, very dry, and plety of hops. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Aroma is light with a sweet roasted scent. Color is beyond black, I think it could suck the light out of a room. Carbonation is low with a thick brown head that dissipates to a tight ring. Taste is roasted, rich and creamy. Starting with a full body it goes down creamy with a smooth rich feel. Finish comes in a bit lighter then I was expecting but it is a very rich sweet and roasted with chocolate and coffee flavors. After taste is bitter with a faint hop flavor show on the end. This is a good brew but I was expecting more from this brewery, its just not as rich and bold as I thought it would be for an Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours black with a thick brown head. Little to no aroma. Taste was full of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, etc. It’s what you get in an imperial stout. Reminiscent of Great Divide’s Yeti.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Tasted 2/29/08. 12oz Can. Pitch dark brown hue. Brown head. Total coffee acidity with vanilla and oak aromas. Full bodied with a big toasty roasty coffee acidity flavor. Big malts and a big burn. Toffee and caramel flavors. Dry bitter hops. Full and rich. Oak and anise. Good tart astringency. Touch burnt but a good roast. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Can at home ... Deep solid black ... rich complex malt aroma ... chocolate and liquorish ... lots of roast malts ... lots of vine fruits ... quite a bitter linger ... nice but not outstanding

TK2 can at Pre-ZBF ... deep back ... thin brown head .. sweet metalic malt nose .. soft roast .. little chocolate ... little metalic.


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