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RATINGS: 2254   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1074) - USA - MAY 16, 2008
Black with a dark tan head. Aroma is of chocolate. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt. Some bitterness in the finish, but overall fairly smooth compared to some Imperial Stouts. Quite good, and doesn’t have the strong alcohol bite that sometimes goes along with this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 (Can at Pikkulintu - canning date 2010-12-02) The beer poured pitch black. Its head was medium sized and brown. Aroma had liquorice, roastedness, chocolate and alcohol. Palate was full bodied, thick and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, chocolate, liquorice, sweetness, ash, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Rarely I get to taste a beer as thick as this and also a beer that is a the same time really drinkable and good tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Malt and light roasted aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Smooth malt taste in the beginning with a bitter malt finish. Creamy palate.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimus (50) - Grand Island, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2008
On tap from consumers. Pours as dark as any beer I’ve ever poured. Beautiful to look at. The mouthfeel is as thick as it looks, almost creamy. Taste has more sweetness than most other imperial stouts that i’ve tried with cane sugar, rosted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Very delicious. The aroma is quite sweet, but not as pungent as one might hope for with the style. Overall an excellent brew.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mto (97) - helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
(can@pikkulintu) this might be the best IS in can but not overall.. Koff porter is better..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 An Imperial Stout that comes in a can. An Imperial Stout that comes in a can. An Amazing Imperial Stout that comes in a can. I am floored by: (1) How good this beer is. Chocolate, coffee, deep roasted malts, licorice, smoke and chicory all show up in this fucking brilliant brew. (2) That this beer is in a can. A CAN! PBR comes in a CAN! Bud Light comes in a CAN! Cans 1 Snobbery 0

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (422) - 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 (333) - 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 weren’t kidding, wow, this is up there with the big boys.


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