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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Tasted from can at Flossmoor?s pre-DLD day, 5/9/08. "The darkest beer in a can," someone said. Guinness, maybe? Anyway, I?m tasting this right after a swig of Peche Mortel, the only thing that this would taster "lighter" than. A tad sweeter than your imperial type beers. Shows nice character of coffee and milk chocolate to make the alcohol burn a little easier going down. Ends up tasting like a big sip of coffee-flavored syrup.

2012 can, poured 4/11/15. Warm Bourbon nose during the pour. Once settled in the goblet, some slightly roasted black malt smell, but alcohol keeps it from being overly bitter. Viscous texture makes this a prime beer for sipping. A bit of syrupy stickiness on the lips. A bit more roasty on the tongue, even a bit of hop bitterness for a beer that Iíve been able to keep in the fridge for all of the 3 years Iíve had it. Still, a slight tinge Much better from a full can than sampled with many others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Can and on Tap courtesy of State Line Liquors. Dark pour and I mean really dark. Brown frothy head that left quickly with a sticky lacing. An aroma of rich chocolate malt, coffee beans. Butter like texture on the pallet with malts and alcohol moving through in slick fashion. The roast like flavor and richness of the beer I really like, especially for >again-a really cheap ass looking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12 oz. CAN - Acquired from Dark Lord Day Haul. Pours a jet black oil with large tan head. Aroma of Malt, chocolate, hops, and alcohol. Taste is thick chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, cream, etc. Pretty damn good, especially considering it came from a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12 oz. can. Thick, viscous pour. Pitch black color with medium sized, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice. Creamy body, with roasted notes that take over. Flavor is delicious. Goes down smooth with a lingering hop bitterness. Heaven in a can!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2008
Motor oil like poor with a thick very frothy brown head... good lacing as well. Aromas of tones of chocolate, star anise, lactose, roasted malts, hints of coffee... Thick creamy, velvetty, oily, full bodied. Very nice overall mouthfeel, long lasting bitter and sweetness. Very high IBU for sure. Added flavors of licorice roasted coffee beans. Impressive for a canned Impy...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
POured a jet black with a dark tan head. Aroma of lots of chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is also very chocolatey with some hints of coffee and hops. very thick and chewy, up there with expedition imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours black with dark tan head. Head is not huge but it sticks aorund. Roasted malt/sweet chocolate aroma hits you in the face. I can smell this beer from across the room. You can smell the alcohol too. tastes like a dessert liquor, rich and creamy with chocolate and coffee notes. Nice hoppy bite becomes apparent at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (207) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
pours deep dark black, with a thinnish, bubbly, brown head that doesnít fade. wonderful deep roasted malt aroma, with a lot of coffee character, and a ton of bitter chocolate backing it all up. some hop character in the smell as well, but itís completely overpowered by the malts. good times! the taste is straight up roasty goodness, with the chocolate notes more subdued, but kicking in at the end. light spicy hop note (sort of like what i always seem to get from cascade) adds to the goodness. thick as all get-out and silky smooth, quite full in the body (its personal ad would call it "curvy"), with a solid bitterness to challenge the malt sweetness, and some light warming. really quite good. best beer iíve had out of a can? yeah. i like my stouts roasty and this one delivered that and more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Very black, opaque pour with a brown head. The initial taste is that of a dark chocolate. As you continue, the hop flavors step out and mix with the chocolate malt flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Near black, looks like the spent oil from a diesel engine, albeit thinner. Creamy cocoa colored, tight bubbled head. Thin sheet of lace coats the side of the glass. Big hops aroma. Iím catching mostly grapefruit, Hints of dark malt and chocolate, but otherwise a PNW imperial stout. Somewhat oily in feel, but the alcohol in the finish makes it seem thinner. Sweet flavors with dark chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and sweet espresso. The hops are not nearly as prevalent in the flavors with just a mild zest kick in the middle to finish. Some charcoal and oak in the middle as well. This does get smoother as it warms. Still a touch of alcohol in the late finish. Linger is quite bitter with roasted and black malt. Good stuff. Certainly the best imperial stout in a can that I have had.

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