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RATINGS: 2043   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2008
At a Göteborg gathering: Black colour,brown creamy head. Aroma of hops,dark choclate, Oboy,some tar in the end. Flavor is sweeth and dark Choclate, medium body, medium to long chocolate finish. Nice!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
12 oz. can. Pours a very thick black with a very small, tan head. It seemed a bit undercarbonated? Dark, malty aroma - coffee, chocolate, and dried fruits. Strong roasted malt flavors but not too much of a burnt flavor. Has a nice, bitter, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
12 oz can, via CaptainCougar. 10-W50 indeed, this pours a completely pitch black inky body with a small foamy dark brown head that faded to a thin ring and a partial wispy covering. The nose is huge roasty chocolaty goodness. Some green, almost wintergreen, like hops. Coffee, light alcohol, and fudgy notes. The flavor is big, heavy, slightly burnt roastiness, with a little more astringency than I’d prefer, but it’s tolerable. Moderate alcohol flavor showing through, but no burn at all. Mouthfeel is full and thick with a nice slick oily texture. It coats the cheeks so well that the finish lasts forever. Nice soft minimal carbonation. Overall, this was OK, but I think the astringency and overly roasted malt detracted a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Can: Maybe the darkest beer I have ever seen. Aroma is roasted malt, good lacing and small dark mocha head. Taste is roasted malt, wood, coffee, and oates. Good blend between all the flavors. It even has some bitterness to it at the end. Super thick! Like syrup. Over all, very well done...

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Things yet to come. Can furnished by Andy from CCD. I heard 50 cent and P Diddy got together and birthed this mother. Pours black as night with a solid two finger bronze afro. Lacing is sticky and classic. Aromas of charred chocolate yet mild. Full nectar with soft and creamy residual effers. It’s like thick milk. Nice! A gluttonous malt body with balanced aspirin bittering and chocolate sweetness. This has a perfectly balanced flavor profile. The only thing bothering me is the herbal geens on the aroma and the finish. Otherwise it’s actually quite simple but that pure cream texture is killing my. The pudding factors in mildly. The finish is bittered nicely w/ aspirin hops affording a balance to this monstrosity. Very drinkable. This is the best IS in a can. This is a beer a DJ could spotlight during a hip-hop session. I’ve already got the commercial written and ready for youtube, just waiting for a copyright infringement suit to follow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
On draft at Oskar Blues brewpub. This shot me right back to the first time I ever had Speedway (and on tap for that matter) - just in your face big and bold nose and flavors. Big dose of dark chocolate, wood, and an explosion of roasted malts, with a fat bitter punch... Not much sweets to notice here, the bitter ash filled lingering finish dominates. Full bodied, impressively rich - like a thick winter coat. You won’t taste shit after a glass of this. Also had a couple cans this week too --- but the draft version was easily superior. I’ll leave the rating for the draft which was just flat out sick!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Can - I agree that this packaging is undesirable for such a dark and staining beer. Unless one is golfing or generally sneaking beers where bottles are unwelcome, I don’t grasp the point of the can. Nutty roasted malt character. Purs black with a nice creamy tan head. The flavor itself I really enjoy. It has an oaty, nutty malty flavor with a rich chocolate backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
Rating #2300. Pours a pitch black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with some hints of hops and chocolate. Sweet malty bitter chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish with some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Eerily dark with a perfect thick and chocolaty head that stirred my soul. Aroma is rich and malty with some chocolate/coffee tones. Flavor is lots of malt; tones of oatiness and fairly bitter hops; with milder hints of chocolate and coffee. Has a creamy mouthfeel. Lots of flavor, too hoppy for my taste is stouts, but very good. Underneath some of the hoppiness is a truly great stout, but the bitterness drops it out of the elite strata.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Fantastic - Dark as a moonless night. Creamy ale, very smooth (like half-and-half) and heavy bodied. Rich, very rich, moderately bittered dark chocolate, and even some smooth milk chocolate - very heavy on - with an ensemble of earthy notes, not to mention a skosh of lightly roasted coffee bean. Dry and satisfying with a nice oat presence on the finish. Amazing drink - liquid obsidian gold.


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