Vestergaard (958) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Pours a pitch black with a lovely, brown head. Aroma is very roasty, malty and chocolaty. Taste is smooth with some vanilla, roasty bitterness. Nice, thick sweetness. Sweet licorice. Full body and average carbonation.
Klimaet (756) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ Burspaks Blindtasting. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, vanilla, roasted malts, fudge, salty and sweet licorice. Taste is roasty, licorice, molasses, vanilla, dark sweet fruits.
Savage_Night (150) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Head retention is great. AROMA: chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, woody, smoke, candied sugar, molasses, bitterness, slightly chard, malty and spice. TASTE:, coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasty, earthy, soy sauce, smoke, vanilla, woody, candied sugar, malty, hop bitterness, alcohol, slight licorice, chard, spice and slight peppercorns. AFTER TASTE: spice, coffee, bitter chocolate and caramel with a thick buttery and boozy finish that leaves a nice warmth in the chest.
beeratarian (169) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at whole foods. Poured a full pint ( thank you ) for $4! Nice rich black pour with medium, tight, light brown head. Aroma is black licorice, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is nice and rich without being too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth and drinkable. Taste of a nice original imp stout without coffee or chocolate added.
tbunting75 (25) - - JUL 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black. Very faint aroma. Hits all the roasted and chocolate flavor notes you’d expect. Not at all boozy given the 10.5%.
vadie (1031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un tas de malt torréfié et chocolat dans l’arôme et en bouche. Onctueux, très forte et bien équilibré. Noir sombre avec une petite robe marron.
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, caramel, licorice, smoke,
Appearance black, brown foam, frothy,
Taste lightly bitter, medium sweetness,
Palate full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,
Overall a great imperial stout that I would suggest to a friend
MarcoDL (2973) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Finally I caught the legendary Ten Fidy, it was bound to be a let down. It’s a solid ris with some coffee. I understand why a lot of people like it, but it’s just too decent and middle of the road to be really great.
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick as oil and dark as night as the name suggests. Subtle thin Milk chocolate head. Stout lovers stout. This is one of few standard go-to stouts for me because it is big and bold. Aroma is present but not big and includes dark fruit, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is complex and long with the afore mentioned notes plus leather and earth. The IBUs are big making the finish even to the start, big all the way through and awesome.
ronaldtheriot (1548) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY has a thin, beige head and a dark brown (black, really) appearance, with some splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma and flavor are bold: the smell is of sweet, dark-roasted (but, not burnt) malt, sugar, and coffee, and the flavor is of those elements, with a touch of char, sugar, oatmeal puree’, mild black liquorice, background celery, and bitterness, which being counter-balanced by the extreme malt, does not come across as a 98 IBU thing. Mouthfeel is heavy and viscous, and Oskar Blues Ten FIDY finishes in between wet and dry, with an alcohol presence noticeable in the body, but not so much in the flavor. Actually, not at all in the flavor, really. RJT