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RATINGS: 2049   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3901) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
12 oz can thanks to hmmiexist. Ok I really like Oskar Blues and once again they put out a very nice beer. Pours a perfect looking super thick pitch black body with a large foamy brown head. Aroma wasn’t what I was expecting at all with notes of celery being very dominant and only a faint roastiness from the malts. Perfect palate with a super thick mouthfeel and light carbonation yet highly drinkable. This beer had the roastiest, is that even word, flavor that I have ever experienced. This was so roasty that it almost had a burnt flaovr to it. Once you get used to the burnt flavor this beer is rahter nice but that aroma, ewh. This one looks great but smells bad, pretty much like what you expect to find on a porno set.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Foam Rangers January meeting. (Thanks to theisti for a can of this as well) Big roasted coffee nose with well roasted malts. Chocolate as well. Flavor is very creamy with a nice hop flavor in addition to all the wonder tastes above. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
some guy from CO shared this at the Daze of the Devil Part II at HDG. Opaque black in color with a medium dark brown head-awesome appearance. Aroma: Chocolate, molasses, alot of roast. Taste is roasty with a ton of chocolate, and smooth molasses. Body is full, almost an oily texture. Hop bitterness is moderate throughout. Finishes roasty with a lingering hop bitterness as well as some dry chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Wasn’t sure what to expect from a RIS in a can. Glugs out slowly with a pitch black, burnt motor oil look to it. The head slowly builds its way up to a 3 inch foamy pillow with large bubbles on top that pop and fizz away. This is a vile looking brew... heh...heh... Smell is rather subdued but it may be because of this huge ass head. Now then.. it has calmed down somewhat and there is that lovely smell of roasted chocolate and malt. This is the best tasting RIS that I’ve ever had. Simply amazing! Dark roasted chocolate and cocoa dominate the palate here. My wife, who doesn’t like "my beer", is in love with this one. Here’s hoping that I can get some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Can, thanks Stine! Pours like motor oil with a dark tan head that left a ring around the glass. Smell was not too complex, mainly roasted malt. The taste was far better with a nice chocolate/roasted malt tandem that blended together perfectly. This initial taste then yielded to a great light hop bitter and roasty finish, thick mouthfeel. This was excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Lots of everything that goes into a Imp stout. Sweet chocolate, soft, heavy, alcoholic - and lots of hops! Best can ever... (Tasted at the BASMOF Nytårskur 07/08 12-01-2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2008
I still cannot believe this came from a can! Pours black like oil with a tan brown head. Roasted malt and molasses/syrup on the nose. Syrupy flavor along with coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Sampled numerous times most recently courtesy of Captain Cougar. Pours a thick opague black body with a pretty good sized, clingy, brown head. The flavors are big roast, with molasses and anise notes. The flavors are creamy milk chocolate, molasses, anise, mild coconut, subtle soy, and a big grapefruit finish that kinda lurks in the background until the creaminess subsides. Extremely dry aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Tasted at PP bottle shop. Tim brought a can. Thanks Tim! I’ve been wanting to try this for a while. Pours thick like motor oil. Pitch black molasses syrupy appearance. Dark tan head of mixed bubbles that quickly fades away. Smells dry. Some roast in the aroma. Flavor is dry. Lots of chocolate roasty flavor. Mash at a higher temperature and you’ve got one spectacular beer. I’m not a big fan of dry roastiness, but this is well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Poured from a 12 oz. can. Velvety black with a succulent head of mocha brown. Rich aroma suggests licorice, honey, molasses, and wet leather further down. Hot, with a hoppy perfume waft. Flavor sinks in with red fruit syrup and lots of full roasted African coffee beans of the most approachable and decadent type; this effects a brusque and sophisticated tobacco tone along with the characteristic rawhide and bonfire. Full body is creamy with oat texture, softly carbonated and long lasting at the finish; brisket, and more red berry, slightly tart. Rings out with the right touch of hops to complement the foundation of rich malt; a well-made, stellar example. Thanks Brad! 8/4/8/4/16 4

Updated with a full sample. Pours with a thin chocolate syrup consistency; body dense and black. Aroma of red table wine and caramelized sugar, licorice and brown sugar biscuits, graham cracker curst and baking cocoa. Tropical hops. Rich and reserved. Flavor is quite burnt, ashy and acrid initially, like a burnt prune and a raw beet caked in soil. Hops seeming soapy. Settling down nicely as the palate softens to the burly acidity and bitterness of big coffee beans. Vanilla malt. Peppery shades of Shiraz. The details really unfold as that acridity eases out, and the fresh citric acids and juicy meat undertones create a lovely impression of marinated barbecue over sweet smoke. Awesome, and amazing how much development this shows over the full course. Palate is creamy, juicy, and vibrant, like a laid back Dark Lord in tone. Seemed so dry and oppressive with charcoal bitterness at first, but the quality of this example is pretty inescapable. Thanks Dean! 8/4/8/4/16 4

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