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RATINGS: 2125   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (185) - - NOV 27, 2014
Can 2011 & 2014 2014: canned. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich intense chocolate, coffee, slight booziness, lots of roasted malts. Flavor is lots of chocolate, coffee bitterness. Roasted and fresh. More crisp. Nice mouthfeel. 2011: canned. Pours super pitch black (one of the darkest beers I’ve seen). No head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, lots of booze, less roastedness. Almost barrel aged. Way more complex than the 2014. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, and a longer coffee finish. Little bit of oak, maybe some vanilla in there too. It’s a little cleaner, and smoother, a little more refined. Little bit more booziness. Nice mouthfeel. Spot on. Better one? Probably the 2011. 3 years does this beer good. But the fresh one is awesome and looks a little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Black body with no head or lacing. Surprisingly mild aroma of espresso, roasted malts and treacle. Flavour is quite restrained but well balanced - notes of raisins, dark chocolate and boozy prunes. Full body with a slick texture. Lively fizz. An ugly beer but outrageously drinkable for the strength.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IvoR (74) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at Beer Culture in NYC. Has a nice brownish had. Aroma is quite subdued with some hints of coffee. Flavor is bold but not overwhelming. Coffee and chocolate mostly with overtones of hops. Drinkable and warming, but not a huge hit for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (180) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
Buona birra, che ha tanti pregi. Bevuta tranquilla, birra nera ebano con un bel cappello di schiuma caffellatte che però non dura a lungo e con il tempo abbandona il bicchiere. Carbonatazione quasi assente, al naso spiccano i malti tostati come liquierizia e orzo, in seguito un po’ di caffe, alcool e frutti rossi. In bocca l’ amalgama è all’orlo, si alternano caffè e cacao, poco toffee e sul finale ancora caffè. Interessante il retrogusto di vaniglia che a tratti prende i connotati di torta alle noci e di prugne. Il peccato è la monotonia della bevuta. Consistenza oleosa, piena, corpo lungo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (595) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2014
A black beer with a medium brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, ash, and chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, and licorice. So thick, it’s like drinking melted ice cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Very dark. one of the best imperial stouts Ive had. Very smooth and a nice tan head. great to drink in the winter around a fire

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
teemoney (89) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured from can into snifter. Deep dark brown, with light brown head that diminishes to a ring around the top. Lots of chocolate in the nose. More sweet and bitter chocolate flavors, with a little bit of booziness evident. Almost perfect creamy feel. Really really good beer, definitely lives up to its reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (254) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 21, 2014
En aroma algo compleja, con notas potentes. Destacan las maltas tostadas, madera, vainilla y chocolate, así como un poco de frutos secos. Finalmente y de forma tenue notas a cuero. En cuanto a su apariencia, es perfecta. Cuerpo redondo, espuma media de color café y baja retención. Carbonatacion prácticamente nula. En boca es muy sabrosa, suavemente equilibrada y con un final achocolatado. Al paladar es una cerveza que a pesar de todo se bebe fácil. Suave en un principio, se perciben las maltas tostadas, las notas a café y un retrogusto a chocolate. La potencia alcohólica de sus 10.5 % no se perciben y su intenso amargor es muy bien disfrazado. En general me pareció una imperial stout excepcional. Sabores y aromas muy bien logrados, acompañados de un excelente equilibrio. Simplemente Deliciosa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (157) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
This was one of the most photogenic pours I’ve ever seen. Wish I’d been ready with the camera. Out of the can into a stout glass a stream of the darkest brown liquid I’ve seen, topped with a thick, dense, chocolate brown foam. It actually flowed out of over the edges of the glass...reminiscent... The aroma is heady, thick and chocolate, accents of boozy vanilla permeate the air. First sip, second sip, third sip; extremely consistent and flavorful as hell. The taste is lightly boozy, the ABV very well screened by the drinkability of the beer, and the creamy, thick body coats my entire mouth with a nutty chocolate. The next time I buy a can of this, it will be two so that I can use one in a Ten Fidy float. Wow. The finish is beautiful, body full, and carbonation is heavy enough to carry this to a delightful end; definitely not too light to leave it flat by the end of the glass. The foam is dropping heavy into the beer after every quaff and is thick and rich, the flavor is amazing and this may actually have been worth the ridiculous price I paid for it. Yup...going back for two more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Namespayne (56) - - NOV 14, 2014
12oz can into glass. Pitch black in hue. Weak, loose, tall head with almost a fizz that reduces quickly. Dark roasted malts with hint of chocolate. Extremely dry, bitter, rich, smoky. Highly acidic, with high carbonation such that it is obvious in the flavor. With that said, the rich flavor conceals the high alcohol content well. It’s actually a quite decent drink, but it ain’t all that.

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