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RATINGS: 2218   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (404) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Wow, this beer pours dark with a dark head that appears after it hits the glass. It looks almost like motor oil. It has an aroma of molasses, malt, and roast coffee. The beer tastes bitter at first, but finishes with a smooth almost sweet malty coffee flavor. It is almost creamy in the mouth with very little carbonation. This is a solid beer, especially one that comes in a can.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 oz. can, from Dean at SDBrewCo. Pours pitch black, thick and viscous with a cream dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, bleack currant, licorice, dark chocolate, roasty with prune and herbal notes and some hoppiness that emerges as it warms. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate syrup, roasty, roasty malts, alcohol is well masked, black berry and a bit of pineyness. Thick, rich, silky smooth body with very gentle carbonation. Great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Imperial Stout out of a can? Interesting. pours literally, not figuratively like motor oil. Has the viscosity of syrup. Black as coal with a dark tan head that reduces to a foaming of bubbles. Smell is dark chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate shake and cocoa powder. Has the consistency of a warm milk shake or whole milk. intensely espresso, coffee, with a good malt backbone and maybe some dark chocolate. A very attainable RIS, that has both awesome taste and a totally kick ass appearance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
Black with thick dark espresso head that thins to nothing. Intense roasted dark chocolate alcohol espresso aroma. Like drinking an intense bitter roasted bittersweet chocolate espresso alcohol milkshake. Intense bittersweet after-taste leaves you longing for the next sip but almost too bitter. Makes you want to drink a tonne of water afterwards as all moisture in your mouth evaporates away. When I saw the can for the first time, I thought you have to be kidding, looks like a soda pop can, after my first sip I knew they werenít kidding, wow, this is up there with the big boys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Motor oil consistency, a thick black body with a brown head. Chocolate, oats, some coffee accents in the aroma. Taste is similar, with a nice dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth in the mouth, great ending.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2008
12oz can! pours a thick, syrupy, jet black with a 1in. dark brown head that sticks nicely to the glass. aroma is stellar with chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet oatmeal, and a little bit of caramel. flavor is outstanding (canít believe this comes from a can). starts off with hints of hops, dark chocolate, and slowly turns to bitter coffee, more oats and a bit of warmth. nicely complex with a great lasting finish. mouthfeel was extremely smooth. highly drinkable for such a thick imp stout. one of the best out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2008
can. Dark aromas, tar, huge roasty nose with sweet vanilla. Pours black with a thin tan head. Dark malt flavors, licoricce, roasted coffee, dark chocolate with hints of vanilla. A very smooth imp stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Can picked up at By the Bottle here in the íCouve. Black,like 5,000 mile old oil. Tan head that never makes more than a cm or 2 of showing. Lots of nice aromas coming from my glass. Malt, roast, chocolate, all the Imperial Stout smells checked off the list. Really sweet beer, nicely held down with the hops and roast flavors keeping it from getting too chocolaty. Smooth to drink, just a bit of heat in the aftertaste belying itís 9.4% ABV. Really Good Beer. Best Motor Oil Iíve had in a while. Beats the hell out of Mowing the lawn this afternoon...thanks rain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Can courtesy of theBeerCellar. Thanks Matt! Pitch black pour w/ medium brown head. Moderate lacing. Mocha aroma with something that seemed a bit off. Bitter, creamy and mocha taste. Despite the thick look, this seemed a bit bland and watery. Seems overrated, but Iíll rerate with another can. 6/3/7/3/13/3.2

Second can from Beer Run in Charlottesville is better than the first. Creamier in texture, not as watery. More flavorful, bigger head. Still a bit off balance. 7/4/7/3/14/3.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Can, of course. Jet black, brown at edges, deep tan going to brown head. Aroma of espresso. Flavor is a rich load of coffee goodness, a hint of chocolate, just loads of roasted notes. Spruce on the finish. Nice bitterness keeps lingering. Well done, just a touch hot. Awesome that these guys keep pumping out such high quality.


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