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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Can. Pours pitch black with big tan head. The aroma roasted malts, coffee hops. Taste has some sweet chocolate and caramel but dominated by the hop bitterness. This is a thick chewy sort of beer and took a while to drink. The aftertaste lingers. Not the most subtle but really good. To good to come from a can.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
Canned (thanks ante!). Pretty much pitchblack colourwith small brown head. Aroma is really smoked and roasted malts along with chocolate, some vanilla, cocoa, coffee and burnt wood. Flavour is the same with some dark dry fruits, mild spices and quite hoppy. Bitter finish. Differs from the impy stout masses.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lmoss (3) - USA - FEB 26, 2008 does not count
Poured into a DFH snifter. Almost no head with a very aggressive pour. Darkest liquid I’ve ever seen poured from a can. The "motor oil" description is truly the only description that fits. Impressive aroma of dark roasted coffee, espresso. Almost no carbonation, syrupy, viscous mouthfeel. Dark roasted coffee aroma translates to taste. The hops hit almost immediately and linger tremendously. Bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 On tap at OB. Pours a thick opaque black with tanned hints throughout. Excellent reddish tan head retention. Aroma brings out a dark roast and slightly burnt sense, with dark, dark chocolate, like 78% coca, wafting off the brew. The flavor is roasted like the the end of the world. Thick chocolate comes to mind throughout...somewhere a dark fruit hint is touched on as well. The body is thick, like oil. Medium carbonation. The finish is bitter enough to make little girls scream...and its not just the hops. The overwhelming coffee sense is terrific. Tastes likes a slightly burnt pull of creamy espresso...YUM. Too bad they didn’t have anything crazy on tap, but this was DAMN good fresh and as it warmed up.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Can. Hard roasted aroma with some raw liquorice notes. Black colour, slightly thick-flowing. Unstable head, very dark brown. The flavour is very powerful. Starts off creamy with a subtle aromatic hoppiness and a good sweetness. It goes down very smoothly and turns quite bitter, more from roasted malts than hops. Low carbonation and smooth, oily mouthfeel. 8 5 9 5 18

Can. Was in my cellar for a while, 3 or 5 years perhaps. Still good. Does not taste old, vinous or of port really. 8 4 8 4 19

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Canned. Opaque black with a low thick brown head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, nuts and salty licorice. and almonds. Compact body and flavour which never let the big flavours to expand as they could. Black coffee, salt, tar and cookies in the flavour with subdued piney hops in the long cocoa dominated aftertaste. Certainly not an average Impy stout but could express a little more "Ommmff."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2008
Can 355ml
Appearance: Dark brown , going into black. Oily thick ale with medium beige top.
Nose : Gentle for its size , silky soft aromas. Sweet , aromatic cream coated roast hints. Sweet-smoky scents with mocha topping.8-
Flavor/Palate : Dark roast showed first. Middle- mellow mocha with alco warmth , creamy duflet cake. Creamy body creates illusion of its lightness, smooth to pain with some straight bitter elements.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Canned, thanks ante! Very black with pale brown head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Sweet and thick heavily malty with syrup and molasses. Finishes with tarry bitterness. More big and powerful than complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Black body with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate, molasses, licorice and plums. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with dark chocolate, molasses, roast, burnt malts and raisins. Full body is soft and sticky with light carbonation. The surprise of the tasting for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2008
Canned. The most remarkable thing about this imperial stout. (WHY?). Certainly not a bad brew, but I think it would be better if not canned. Aroma has espresso and coffee, some chocolate, quite roasted. Pitch black coloured with a thin, brown lace. Thick brew. Taste is strong bitter coffee/espresso, quite roasted. Very straight imperial stout.


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