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RATINGS: 2090   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4748) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2008
This pours an incredibly dark and thick black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Such a thick creamy, chewy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is bittersweet chocolate. Delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
Itís odd actually pouring beer from a can! Iím used to slamming PBR and never seeing what comes out of the mouth so seeing this thick sludge flowing was an odd experience. Poured the black liquid vigorously into a Duvel Tulip (thick enough that it didnít splash at all!) creating a deep brown thick, creamy head. Black body that light has no chance getting through. Awesome aromas of chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Flavor is wonderful! I had no idea this was almost 100 IBU because there was SO much malt. Incredible! Mouth feel was thick like cough syrup and hid the alcohol surprisingly well. A damn good beer that I wish I had while it was -20 degrees outside. Hopefully it cellars until next winter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
Can. Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. (Malt bitter). Body is full to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (060308)


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