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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (168) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Year-old can into goblet, 3/1/14. Dark brown, tan head. Nose of chocolate, toffee, roast, coffee. Tastes big sweet dark caramel, milk chocolate, prunes, coffee, plus plenty of hop bitterness too. Very rich and viscous, silky smooth body, softish carb. Top drawer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1200) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Can. Pours black as a Koch brother’s heart. High, medium brown, lacy, mixed-grain head. Nose is Dutch chocolate, coffee, smoke, dates, mint, and vanilla. On the palate -- holy gods, that’s big. Big coffee, big chocolate, lots of boozy vanilla flavors, fruit, some sweetness. Quite intense. Still manages to hold together into a coherent whole, though; it’s not a mess, it’s a well-balanced, tight, elegant beer that happens to have all the subtlety of a brick dropped into oatmeal. Finish is long, dry, and rife with smoke and coffee. This’ll keep you warm for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (199) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark black pour. Thin tan head. Big & bold. Slight bitterness in the palate. Smooth. Hides the abv well. Lives up to the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (191) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1582) - 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.

3.5
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (190) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (598) - 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.

3.8
   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


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