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RATINGS: 2060   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours viscous black with thick mocha head- one of the best looking beers I’ve seen. Aroma of nutty yeast, roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, oatmeal, and citrus hops. Flavor contains light roasted bitterness melded with deep, dark chocolate and coffee, oatmeal, and oak. Amazing. Palate is rich and creamy but loses a point for being slightly, and I mean slightly, sticky. Nearly a perfect beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
From can, thanks imadeadguy! : This thing pours dark as night and thicker then motor oil. Forms a half finger of brown head, that dissapates quickly. Leaves a dirty film on the glass. I love the aroma of this. Roasted malts and chocolate...those two dominate and it is truly wonderful. The taste is equally as great. It is roasty and chocolatey, with some coffee notes toward the end, and a small dose of alcohol. It is much more mellow then some of the other big Impy stouts, and for that i love it. Big thick mouthfeel, and a creamy smooth feel going down. A chocolate aftertaste. This is a real treat here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Wow what an amazing imperial stout this is. The color is extreamly black with a thin tan head, you can see your reflection on the sides of the glass. Thats how black it is. The nose is a rich mocha chocolate and coffee bean smell that is so strong it never fades. As you drink it you can really taste the rich flavors of coocolate and coffee mixed with bitter hops. I really enjoy that robust bitter coffee that coats your mouth like a coffee film on the side walls of your mouth. The finish is full bodied and the flavor of chocolate and coffee never leave.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a visibly viscous pitch black clour with a small, yet extremely dense ruby-hued brown head that leaves incredible lacing. The aroma is rich lactic chocolate, dark pitted fruit, citric hops and coffee syrup. The flavour, as advertised, shares likeness to malted milkballs. Flavours of rich chocolate, cappuchino/espresso, oameal, ethyl lactate (maybe), suggestions of anise, alcohol and roasted barley. The bitter hoppy finish rounds out the profile nicely. The finish is warming, drying and sticky with a long palate duration. The overall texture is severely full and creamy, coating tooth and gum. Wowzers, this stuff owns!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12oz can. Pours engine oil black. Gloppy and thick. Big, rich chocolate flavors. Creamy and roasty. While the rich malts dominate up front, there is quite a balancing bitter hop aftertaste, almost like a chocolate DIPA. This is an awesome Imperial Stout, one of the best out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 Can. Ok, so lots of people say beer looks like motor oil, but this beer actually does, especially as it comes out of the can. Pitch black with a fine brown head. Really well balanced IS aroma - hops, chocolate, alcohol, smoke, coffee. Nose is rather large but quite pleasant. Flavor is less balanced with the hops and the bitter chocolate showing through quite a bit, along with a considerable warming in the finish. Really long lasting bitterness in the finish also. Huge body. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Can. Poured oily black with hardly any head. The aroma was not very strong, but I got some chocolate, roast, and alcohol. Flavor strong in roast and citrusy hops. At some points, it tasted like I was having a stronger/thicker Gordon. This was a thick and hearty beer, definitely a slow sipper. I liked it, but it had a little too much roast/bitterness than I cared for. Also a very strong alcohol presence. UPDATE: Had on tap at Plan B (suspect it was on nitro). It had a much larger and creamier head than from the can. Much smoother and easier to drink and there was less roastiness/bitterness than I had detected previously. Definitely prefered the on tap version, so sample on tap if you can!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours pitch black with huge foamy beige head. Malty aroma of roasted coffee, chcolate and toffee. Excellent easy drinking stout. ABV very well masked. Very complex with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate maltiness, oatmeal, toffee, caramel and a nice bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 @ Willimantic Brewery. To be honest, I couldn’t smell much when I was served this but I sure could taste tons of flavor. While some imperial stouts are too heavy to enjoy, Ten Fidy is more on the medium side of the palate, "softer" than typical I-Stouts. Chocolate milkshake, oatmeal, whoppers. Very solid stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
WOw wow wow, not sure i can say that enough. Poured a black as night good head. Aroma was tons of chocolate and cocoa and a bitter hop in there as well. Flavor was perfect much like that aroma. very well balanced. SOLID BREW


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