jdroop (14) - - JUL 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic had it on draft, deep dark, super rich roasted malt notes, velvet like expression.
Zymurgeist2 (981) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can to tulip. Overt chocolate and rich malt. Alcohol on the nose apparent. Black and inky with brown highlights and dirty, brown head that slowly faces to a collar. Oily texture, viscous. Full, rich malts and deep fruit. Alcohol warmth. Moderate bitterness. Feel like I would have rated this higher the other times I have had it. But still pretty tasty.
Zekada (102) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from systembolaget. Smell of roasted malts and chocolates. Pours black with a small brown head. Taste is sweet with notes of chocolates and coffee. The palate is wonderful. Strong and smooth. Overall a really good beer.
MrAnderson (8) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really smooth and intense stout at the same time. Nice sweet chocolate notes all over.
mecafilo (70) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ Elfoís Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is moderate to strong malt, with notes of chocolate, coffee, liquerice and roasted malts, and soft notes of vanilla, moderate hoppy with notes of herbs. Moderately sweet, softly to moderately bitter, softly sour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours oil black. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Big taste of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee with a bitter finish.
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a single finger espresso head. Sweet roasty aroma with some raisin. Full mouth, almost syrupy. Taste is sweet at first, but morphs into bitter chocolate & espresso. Almost fruity at times. Maybe dates or raisins. Alcohol is super hidden.
mcnealc31 (250) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looked like motor oil coming out of the can with one of the darkest heads Iíve ever seen. The aroma is mostly chocolate and roasted barley. The first thing I notice is how smooth and velvety the texture is. Tons of flavor, but not overpowering. Chocolate, marshmallow, charred wood. Hops hit earlier than most. Although there is a lingering citrus finish. And the name Ten Fidy? Itís the 10.5% ABV, which is sneakily hidden.
Yes, itís in a can, but this isnít one for the beach or a camping trip! Pour it, savor it. Outstanding!
rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks berntholer, for sharing this one. If you would like to smell & taste chocolate, nesquick, oat, dates, this is your beer. OK mouthfeel. A good bitter aftertaste. An okay brew to me.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. From notes.
A: Lazy lightless black. G,ood mocha head on this one.
N: Big dark cocoa, licorice, caramel, coffee. Some oxidation, since this is an older draft for 2008. Malt layering is quite intense.
T: Really, really, really sweet, to the point of being cloying. Not a speck of hop to be supped.
M: Thick motor oil. Low alcohol presence. It is 10-50.
O: This is just too much sweetness for me. I prefer a backbone of bitterness to level out the cloying malt. Though it avoids the soy sauce trap of Dark Lord.