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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Can from Loganís Pre-GABF party, then again at the GABF. Incredilbly dark with a decent tan head. Lots of roasty chocolate and coffee on the aromas. More in the flavor. Very Very yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Courtesy of JB175. Pours a dark dark brown with a tan head. Has Heavy hints of chocolate, malts, barley, coffee. This beer is the bomb. Finishes heavy and smooth. Want more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12-oz. can. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Black. Thick, moussy, and very dark tan head. Thick smears of lace, but they donít stick up for long. Baking chocolate and light coffee on the nose. You really have to snort it in for the coffee to be a sharp note. Thick, creamy body. Semi-sweet chocolate, chalk, and coffee. Big coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Hand Bottled: Motor oil is a lighter shade of black, unlike this one here.   Head is creamy, yet of the dark brown nature.   Lacing... well, its there alright but not as sticky as I would have liked.   Seen anything darker?   Nope...   Never have I stared into a glass only to see the beer staring back at me.   This is one mean SOB.   Whats up yer nose?   Well if its Ten Fidy its roasted malts, cocoa, very slight campfire/ash, along with a little graham cracker and pissed off marshmallows.   Who ever thought Smores could be so mean?   You really oughta not leave them white puffy things near the flames too long.   Rich malty start, hops are a kicking but not in charge... no sir, the malts are there for that.   Roasty to the hilt, along with a little bit of fired up alder, or might that be oak?   You wanna smoke wha?!?!   Smoooooove... with only the hops wanting to hit me on the finish.   Body is all up in my face, but my tongue certainly doesnít feel the same bashing.   Oats... ah, who could forget about the oats.   Only near the end do they knock and say hello.   Not overly brash, quite smooth, hop and slight floral presense picks up towards the finish, with large amounts of cocoa associated malts.   ABV is slightly present, but only in the warming sense.   Not cloying or overly done, unlike other Imperial Stouts.   On the sweeter side, however.   Certainly an entertaining and delicious beer.   Thanks Goldtwins for this rate treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bluesman (9) - Fort Morgan, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007 does not count
Poured thick and black opaque, with a brown head. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Quite tasty, big roasted flavor and a satisfying aftertaste. Iíve been wanting to try this one for a while, and it definitiely lived up to my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing one of the many cans he brought back from CO. Pours very black with a nice dark orange head. The aroma has smooth coffee, vanilla cream and some roasted malt. Medium body that is nice and smooth. The flavor starts with very dark malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and woody hops. The finish has harsher hops and a coffee bitterness. This is one of the more straightforward impy stouts Iíve had. While it doesnít come across as overly complex in the taste, everything there is rock solid and makes it a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 tried this again after a year or two, and this was pretty awful. Smell is nice with chalky roasty malts, creamy oats, bittersweet chocolate. Taste however is ok up front, but with an unappealing sugary lingering sweetness. Like its underattenuated or something... I dumped half of it; just too sweet and undrinkable from the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Can received in trade with Eyedrinkale. Been looking forward to this one ever since I started on Ratebeer. Pours an absolutely opaque black body. You couldnít see the other side of this thick, viscous sucker if you held it up to the Florida sun. A large, foamy, uniform coffee head forms and settles to a thin blanket. Thick sheets of microfilm lace coat the glass entirely. The aroma is roasty, though not as intensely aromatic as I was expecting. Big time coffee and chocolate dominate, with scorched caramel and faint piney hops playing second fiddle. Anise and dark fruits emerge as it warms. The flavor is considerably more bold than the nose indicates. Bitter coffee, bakerís chocolate, and resinous hops thrash the palate right off the bat. Moderately sweet caramel rushes in to sooth, followed by copious amounts of oatmeal smoothness. The finish lingers for ages, with pine resin and intense roast seemingly inseparable from the tongue. Best mouthfeel Iíve ever encountered in a beer. This stuff is as full as it gets, silky smooth, and not in the least bit cloying. Excellent brew. I built this one up in my head and was prepared for a letdown, which, to my delight, couldnít be further from reality. If this stuff ever makes it to Florida Iíll be buying it by the ton. Bravo to Oskar Blues, the undisputed "King of Cans"!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Can: Pour a very dark brown to almost black with a small dark tan head. Aroma dominated by dark roast, coffee, and chocolate malt. The taste follows with toffee and dark coffee on the finish. The palate is just about perfect. Itís probably the best mouthfeel of any beer Iíve had. The overall beer is very good but I do prefer some more dimension to this style. Very good though and worth searching out. Itís also better the the cherry version from what I remember.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Can. Poured a murky dark brown/black color with a medium brown head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is awesome. Flavor is rich and malty. Strong aftertaste of coffee. This is an amazing beer. Glad I got my hands on some.

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