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RATINGS: 2361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Thanks to BOLTZ7555 for this one! It’s amazing seeing something this dark and thick coming out of a can. Pours an thick, oily black with a brown inch thick head that leaves lovely lacing. Plenty of chocolate and and coffee in the aroma. In the flavor, there’s plenty of coffee and bitter chocolate. Coffee definitely dominates here. Finishes with a note of licorice though. Smooth on the palate, but I’ve found creamier impy stouts. Quite delicious beer, and I’m quite happy I have another can sitting in the cellar!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4056) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
rating this a day after w/ limited notes but an overall score: can. pitch black pour. fantastic aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. creamy bitter-sweet taste. oily texture (?). definitely like it. but need to re-rate proper.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Date: 08/01/08, 12 oz. can, #900!!

Aroma - Roasted grain, black coffee, bitter chocolate, spice

Appearance - Black, no light escapes, medium brown creamy head with good durability, and thick strands of lace,

Flavor - Treacle and black strap molasses, peppery bitterness, and a dry, but not overly harsh finish

Palate - Full body, light carbonation, very smooth with anice thick, plate coating mouthfeel. Dry with a a very mild astringency.

Overall - An excellent impy sotut, and in a can nonentheless!! Well balanced and very drinkable, alcohol not really in evidence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
I think my car might be able to run on this beer. Pours like motor oil from the can with an intiidating brown head of foam. Balanced notes of coffee and cocoa in the aroma, and perhaps a little blueberry. Cocoa dominates the flavor, which finishes like espresso. Very sticky and malty. "This dog’ll hunt," is right.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
[1388-20080524] Growler. Super dark cocoa roasted malt aroma with a bit of smoky cigars. Deep black body with a medium-lasting creamy dark tan red head. Roasted malt and burnt coffee grounds continues in the flavour. Full heavy body. Really nice, it’s "like biting into a coffee bean."
(w/ others)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Can. This pours black, letting no light shine through. Thin tan head with tights bubbles, very nice lacing. Has some serious legs, clings to the glass. Roasty, heavily chocolate, coffee on the nose. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, huge dose of bitter hops to finish. Big mouthfeel, drying from the hops and probably some from the roast as well. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 5, 2008
This bad bitch literally glugged out of the can. One of the thickest, darkest pours you’re likely to ever witness. A scant brown head was gone quickly. The aroma was rich chocolate, coffee, light floral hops. The flavor was kind of like a chocolate milkshake actually. Rich chocolate, creamy milk, some coffee and a bit of dryness on the end. The mouthfeel was full, thick and chewy and some unchecked alcohol heat snuck in on the finish putting a mild damper on what is otherwise a truly great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
7/5/08 On draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is creamy roast malt forward folowed by slight sweetness. Appearance is black with a well maintained tan head. Flavor is heavily roast malt forward, slightly sour, with low sweetness and bittering. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a strong grainy feel. Overall, cool, but needs more sweetness and dark fruit, I think I preferred the can version, to be honest.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Poured the clolor of grasshopper spiit with a super thick brown chocolate head and lacing. Strong aroma and flavor of rich roasty malts, nuts, alcohol, rich black chocolate and coffee. Heavy bodied with a bitter alcoholy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2008
can. Pours a thick oily opaque black, small head of tightly-packed brown bubbles that fizzes down to a thin layer and a nice ring. Aromas of bittersweet bakers chocolate, burnt coffee, and a twinge of floral bitterness. Flavors follow on the nose- huge roasted chocolate malts, a healthy dose of bitterness, some smooth coffee notes, and some chunky oatmeal. Bitterness that might be overdone in other imperial stouts works very well here, balancing out the brew. Palate is thick and viscous, but with only a little bit of oily bitter finish. Nothing especially astounding, but a VERY solid and well crafted imperial stout.


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