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RATINGS: 2237   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5079) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Gford217: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a huge deep brown color head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with some vinous notes and some sweet notes. Taste is a mix between some vinous notes with some roasted malt and a quite sweet finish. I could not detect much coffee or black chocolate notes that I usually associated with the style. Full body with average carbonation and no discernable alcohol. Interesting sipper but I am not sure what the hype was all about really.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
12oz can. Pours pitch black with a tan leather head and small bubbles rushing up the side of the glass, truly a sight to be seen. Nose has some surprising amounts of fruit... some citrus and berry fruits that are mostly dominated by roasts and alcohol. Body follows with some added chocolate covered cherries, loads of cocoa and espresso. A very good brew, but I personally found it lacked the complexity of some others in this category. This is a big boy of a brew, just needs a bit more finesse to be exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6172) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
out of a can, pitch black color with almond colored head, aroma of chocolate and coffee, great flavors of hops, bitter chocolate, espresso, molasses and maple syrup, finish is dry and lasting

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 15, 2008
Deep black with a tiny dark brown-purpulish head. This this is a milk shake! Easily the thickist beer ive had ever. Very elegant brew (once in the glass). Nice complexity of dark fruits, chocolate and smoke. Lots of coffee too with a nice bitter finish.

4.4
   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!

4.4
   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 didnít notice any alcohol either. Very well hidden. Very nice brew. Would buy again.

3.6
   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.

4.1
   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. Itís not as big as some but it is smooth.

4.4
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - 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.


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