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RATINGS: 2129   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Pitch black with a huge, nice, creamy, lasting, nougat colored head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate - and my expectations grow. The mouthfeel is nice and oily. The flavour - yummmiiii - itís nice, and itís difficult to let go of the glass to write this rating. It has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, coffee, nice bitterness, caramel, licorice, chocolate, a very nice and full body and a smooth and nice bitterness in the finish! A great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
from Can, aroma faint, roasted malts. Thick black pour with small molasses colored head. 98 ibus barely noticeable with the heavy malt, more of a coffee bitterness than hops. Expected to like more than I did

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3339) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Can; poured a dark black with a small brown head. A lot of beers say they pour like oil; this one really did. Thick and sludgy. Aroma was good; chocolate, oats, toffee with a decent amount of hops. Really good mouthfeel; both thick and smooth. Flavor was both very hoppy and roasted malt heavy. I picke up the same chalkiness that I tasred in the barrel aged version. It came and went, which was strange. It was pretty good, but to me it just didnít taste great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Can courtesy of mreusch (Thanks Matt!) Pours out like used motor oil with a dark tan head that I coaxed out by pouring vigorously into the glass. Nose is strongly coffee, with some milk chocolate and a hint of vanilla. This beer tastes as much like a mocha as any Iíve ever had. Nice coffee and chocolate influences, with a bit of roasted malt that all blends together beautifully. Finish is subtly bitter and clean. Great brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12 oz can. popped the can and the pouring experience was unique. pressure in teh can seemed low, and when pouring it seemed almost flat. like pouring motor oil. other beers may pour like this, but the can makes it seem more so. the hard pour produce a beautiful brown head. aroma is huge roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, and a hint of anise. mouthful is smooth creamy and full of well blended flavors of chocolate, coffee, dried fruit. nice mild bitter finnish. wow... very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Pours like motor oil(just like the name) Malt,coffee, and oat to the nose. Flavors of malt, chocolate, and some hops. Really thick strong finish, almost a little overpowering. Mmmm this one was really a slow sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12oz can courtesy of ucusty. Man this was a pleasent suprise when I end of this trade. Chocolate aroma and roast. Black oil body with dark tan head and decent lacing. Flavor cold had a bitterness to it but as beer warmed man thick creamy chocolate flavor abound. Mild dryness to this one as other Impy Stouts for me left me dry and wanting water cleanser. Smooth and alcohol well hidden on the palate. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
Rating 2200!! Can (355ml) courtesy of kp -- thanks again Keith! This is exciting, Iíve really been looking forward to trying this. Pours completely black, like oil, with a large lasting foamy brown head and nice lacing on the glass -- it looks awesome. Aroma: Boy oh boy that smells nice. The first thing I notice is roasted malt and rich dark chocolate followed by some coffee, dark fruit, oatmeal and hops. I just keep smelling, and smelling some more. Iím pleasantly surprised to find the flavour is even better! Like the aroma, lots of roasted malt and rich dark chocolate along with plenty of leafy hops, some coffee, dark fruit and even some sweetness and finally, a nice, long bitter finish. The alcoholís present but quite well hidden considering the high abv. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, man thatís thick, but goes down smooth. A big, complex, easy-drinking, delicious Impy Stout -- I need more!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Draft at Fatheads in Pittsburgh. Pours a deep black with thick dark brown-plum head. Aroma of chocolate, balsamic reduction, and dark roasted malts. Full bodied, with a nice smooth and oily texture. Flavor of dark unsweetened chocolate, burnt coffee, and molasses that transitions to a very bitter finish. Bitterness is also joined by some slight tang and astringency, the sum of which I found slightly unpleasant. I am not a fan of overhopped stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
Yummi! Black, heavy stout with brown, sticky foam. Powerful taste of black coffee, dark chocolate and wonderfully hopped finish. The alcohol percentage is noticeable.


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