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RATINGS: 2056   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Pours black, of course. Aroma of cocoa and cardboard. Swirling brings out anise and some woodsy notes, but its hard to get past that cardboard. Fortunately, the flavor is all goodness: rich cocoa, bitter espresso, dry earth, and smoke. A light metallic tinge keeps the flavor from being a 10. Somewhat thick on the palate, but not as creamy as I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Pours a black color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cardboard, and some alcohol. Taste is rich is chocolate and earthiness. The palate ruins this for me......just too damn bitter for a Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Can: Courtesy of renhed. Black and thick as the depths of hell on the pour which finished to a minimal tan head. Very interesting woodsy tone throughout this along with some brown sugar, roasted malts and dark chocolate. I love the body on this...ever-so-slightly dry, yet creamy at the same time. Amazing stuff. Roasted malt flavors with some mexican coffee, silky dark chocolate and a subtle hop earthiness finish to it. Damn fine stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Pours a black color with light brown head. Aroma is of rich choloate, milk sugars and strong roasted coffee. Taste is rich cofee, earth, dark chocolate, milk sugars. I was honestl ley down on this one. While it has its good qualities its too bitter. It tastes like someone dropped dirt in it. Overall, its good, but very overhyped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Can courtesy of Colemgm8. Pours a thick crude oil color with a minimal head even with an aggressive pour. No light getting through this stuff. Nice lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, light hops and alcohol. Palate is bitter chocolate, roasted coffee beans with a bitter hop aftertaste. Creamy thick mouth feel. Definitely not a session beer this stuff will kick your ass.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrianMccabe (1) - USA - MAR 7, 2008 does not count
Fantasic Beer. Creamy and hints of espresso. Great surprise for a beer coming out of a can. Highly recommended!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Another GREAT offering by Oskar Blues. Ive had this both in the can and on tap at the Oskar Blues Grill. This one pours nice and thick, very dark. Nice espresso flavors in there as well as chocolate, liquorish and dark fruits. One of my favorite stouts from one of my favorite breweries.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2008
This pours like a motor oil! Thick black fluid with dark tan head that lingers for quite a while. The aroma is of licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate. It seems amazing to me that this comes out of a can! The initial taste is smooth mocha, but the finish brings out the bitterness and roastiness. Impressive! Most Impressive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
A massive black stout with a brown head that is borderline purple. The aroma reaks of ashes, wet soil, roasted malts, liquorice, cocoa, and dark chocolate.I expected a thick palate, but is more soft and creamy. Initially the flavour is meidum sweet and salty but progress into a long lasting bitterness. Its a wee hefty, and also a bit too much...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 pours out dark and thick, in slow heavy waves and forms a perfect espresso head. Creamy coffee in the nose with whipped chocolate mousse. the foamy texture of the head contrasts the heavy weight of the beer beneath. oily coating is left in my mouth. edges are somewhat sharp but it tastes like alcohol and not like the IBUs though theres definitely balance there as well. Malty goodness is there in buckets, with a silky creaminess that makes me want to combine it with Gordon for a helluva black and tan. 112410 Each additional can Ive had is a big creamy malt bomb and is not sharp in alcohol anymore. 111311 Batch #1 according to the can, from Jan 29, 2009. Heavy dark chocolate brownie aroma. Beautiful pour, thick rich, and with a dark mocha head. Chewy toasty body, thins out into a dense inky charcoal. Oatmeal raisin cookie in the finish.


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