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RATINGS: 2372   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Thanks to gmcc2181 and kmweaver both for sending this one my way! Damn this is a good one!. Pours black with a giant head. Almost no lacing. Armoa is all roasted barley and malts. The alcohol punch and big bodiness come through really strong on the front, with roasted grain and a hint of chocolate on the backend. Aftertaste is all roast and coffee. This thing is bold, bold, bold. Very warming, rich, dark, and delicious. I could never have to much of this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
Courtesy thebeercellar. Pours black and thick like motor oil with a thin dark tan head. Roasted grains are very prominent in the aroma, along with chocolate malt. Taste is thick and chocolaty, balanced nicely with the roasted grains. Has a little hint of coffee in there, too. Alcohol starts to give a little kick at the end of the taste, also. Leaves a roasty dry finish. Thick and oil like, leaves a tan residue in the glass. A seriously good impy and another great beer from Oscars.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1973) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pour was black with no immediate head. The head emerged late, was one finger and was the darkest head I’ve ever seen, only slightly lighter than the beer. The aroma was slight and bitter. The flavor was a smack in the face, huge amounts of bitter cocoa and coffee with a really strong pine presence. Some sweetness to balance but just on the edge of asking is there enough? Really hard to drink, but in a wonderful way, the boldness makes this a slow sipper. I enjoyed it more and more as I emptied my glass. Thankfully, I have 3 cans to go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
Can via sloth. Can cracks open like someones arm breaking and pours a deep dark black. My wife, not being appreciative of Impy Stouts exclaimed..."holy crap it looks like tar, and you are going to drink it"! Thanks for the reminder captain obvious, said I. Nose is boozy and has stong burnt malt tendencies. The cocoa bitterness was a bit more subdued than expected. The coffe was thankfully less dominant and an ngredient that I say should be banned in beer the world wide or face a firing squad. It is a true confusion and will no longer be tolerated by yours truly. I’m being very un-dude and prattling on here. A bit less on the hops. Malty goodness sure, but a bit overboard and muddled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Tom’s UGT Pt. 2.
Black and opaque with a thick tan head. Big roasty malt with definite smoky notes. Rich as hell with loads of chocolate. Big coffee bitterness. Loads of peppery sting. Bitter as funk dry finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Pours motor oil dark with a small brown head. Aroma is medium sweet with coffee, earthy, roast and mild grapefruit. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, earthy, wood and dark chocolate. Medium-full body, light creamy texture. Dry somewhat short bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
can - This is bar far the deepest, blackest stout I’ve ever seen. Pours like motor oil from a ’72 Chevelle. Very very fine, dark brown head. Huge roasted malt aroma. Flavor is predominantly roasted malt, but there’s a nice hop kick at the end to help cut through the roastiness. Some hints of chocolate. Kind of like a cross between Storm King and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2008
I REALLY want to like this beer more. The look is AWESOME, with a dark brown head, about 1/2 inch high, leaving a cap and lace all the way down. Darkest head I have ever seen on any beer. Pours thicker than any beer I have ever had before, much like a 30W oil, AFTER months in the engine. Aroma is great, EXTREMELY roasty, with burnt notes. There is some notes of higher alcohols in the nose, but they blend well with the roast. Flavor is where this beer falls apart. HUGE notes of fusel alcohols, and I am expecting a big headache from this. The higher alcohols form a hot, astringent character on the tongue, very slightly overwhelming. The roastiness and malt is great, but the fusels are too much. I recommend sharing this, as 12 oz seems way too much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
popdoggy (100) - USA - APR 7, 2008
Alright been a long time since i did a real tasting so here it goes.... a - ehh, not much, some traditional imperial stout smell, could be the improper glassware...sam adams glass a - black sludge, exxon veldiez bitches, brown head disapears with a swirl f- lil’bits roasted malt, chocklates, hides the "imperial" really well p-creaaaamy, like creamy chocklate. not sticky, just creamy d- yeah, this is really high in drinkability because i want another right now.... right f now

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and some liquorice too, nearly black, small cappuccino head. Taste is a lovely roast coffee, liquorice, and a full on dark chocolate infusion. Full bodied, wonderfully bitter. Majestic! Thanks Radek Kliber!

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