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RATINGS: 2254   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 Canned (weird to say of such a high-rated brew). Dark color, fluorescent brown lacing. Aroma of loads of coffee, hint of chocolat, very roasted. Roasted bitter taste, very long aftertaste, fills your mouth completely. Not creamy, but more carbonating coffee. Great beer, but please, put this stuff in a bottle!! Tap @ brewpub as well. What can I say, brilliant stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1250) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 [Can, thanks Stine!] Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is fairly hoppy with a good deal of roasted malt and some sweetness--maybe honey. Taste is dominated by roasted (quite heavily) malt and some chocolate. Good thick mouthfeel. A good imperial stout that I hope that I can rerate some time with a larger sample. Old rating: 8/4/8/5/16=4.1. Re-Rate: [Can] Pours black with a good dark brown head (that is just a little small). A lot of anise in the aroma and some molasses. Some chocolate as well when it warms. Pretty hot in the taste. A lot of anise, some roasted malt and chocolate (esp. in finish). Little bitterness. Thick mouthfeel and smooth. This is good, but very anise heavy and not as complex as other great RISs. The smoothness really makes it easy to drink though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Can. Dark black pour with a little brown head; head gone quickly. Heavy roasted malt and coffee aroma, along with some bittering hops. Small amount of sweet chocolate and oats up front in the flavor, followed by roasted malt, coffee and bittering hops. Liked this much better than the barrel aged version, but the palate is slightly metallic (dry-hopped?).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2008
This is a dark black body with a bit of reddish tint and just swirls of head. Smells pretty nice but has a little bit of a paint scent. More pronounced aromas of chocolate and cherries are there too. The flavor is much nicer than the aroma with huge chocolate and coffee flavors with toasted oats.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (6101) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2008
Thanks for the can Ernest! Blacker than Cheneys soul, dark chocolate head. Roast, deep chocolate and fig aroma. Inredible broad roast flavors - from carbon over caramel to dark chocolate. Oily mouthfeel (go figure) but in a good way. Roast and nut retronasal, the flavor on the tongue has big staying-power. Very enjoyable.

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 (6681) - 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 (21273) - 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 (4826) - 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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