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RATINGS: 2092   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cirrhosis (1215) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Oily black with thick brown film floating on top. Drool inducing aroma, heavy chocolate, burnt sugar, smokey ash. Taste is wicked, smokey burnt sugar, chocolate, sweetness, FLAVOUR!!!!!!! There is so much going on here!!! Possible strawberry, molasses, and even more STUFF and THANGS!! Roasted every thing, and so very thick and chewy. Coffee flirts in the flavour but never comes to the front. Aftertaste lingers forever. Beer has no faults and is way to drinkable for 10.5%.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
The aroma started light (the beer was on the cold side) with notes of creamy chocolate and roasted malt with light coffee notes and a touch of ash in the background. As the beer warmed the chocolate got more of a mild chocolate smell to it and even a little fruitiness. The flavor was huge like a nice smack in the mouth. Big roasted malt and dark bitter chocolate. Once again as the beer warmed it turned to more of a milk chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (61) - - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma is a subdued dark roasted malt, dark fruit, and hints of coffee. I canít smell much else. But what this beer lacks in aroma, it makes up in flavor. A cascade of coffee, raisins, figs, burnt toast, chocolate, and hints of caramel. Palate is a full bodied and long roasted finishing mouth full. Mouthfeel is bready and a little slick. I donít like any canned beers. When Bellís put two hearted on cans, I did not like it as much as bottles. I understand that Oskar Blues only does cans, but man this is one of the best Imperial stouts Iíve ever had and the fact that itís in a can amazes me. A must pick up if itís available to you.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie will. Love this wish she was here. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
The beer was an opaque black color with a huge creamy dark brown head and leaving tons of creamy brown lace around the glass. The aroma started light (the beer was on the cold side) with notes of creamy chocolate and roasted malt with light coffee notes and a touch of ash in the background. As the beer warmed the chocolate got more of a mild chocolate smell to it and even a little fruitiness. The flavor was huge like a nice smack in the mouth. Big roasted malt and dark bitter chocolate. Once again as the beer warmed it turned to more of a milk chocolate. The alcohol could almost be noticed but the big roast, chocolate and bitterness manage to keep it at bay. The mouthfeel was creamy with a moderately bitter and chocolatey finish. The glass was left stained brown when the beer was gone. They nailed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle to goblet Blackstrap molasses, lots of toasted malt, a little booze. Deep oily black, creamy tan head. Molasses, roasted malt, coffee, and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
The beer was an opaque black color with a huge creamy dark brown head and leaving tons of creamy brown lace around the glass. The aroma started light (the beer was on the cold side) with notes of creamy chocolate and roasted malt with light coffee notes and a touch of ash in the background. As the beer warmed the chocolate got more of a mild chocolate smell to it and even a little fruitiness. The flavor was huge like a nice smack in the mouth. Big roasted malt and dark bitter chocolate. Once again as the beer warmed it turned to more of a milk chocolate. The alcohol could almost be noticed but the big roast, chocolate and bitterness manage to keep it at bay. The mouthfeel was creamy with a moderately bitter and chocolatey finish. The glass was left stained brown when the beer was gone. They nailed this one.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (57) - - OCT 9, 2014
Can from Total Wine. Pours pitch black with the faintest tan head that dissipates quickly. Great beer. It is syrupy without being too syryupy. Chocolaty but not too chocolaty. Very malty. Never would have guessed that many IBU's. Gotta find the varietals now.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Creamy Heavy body, Alcohol & banana nose, taste is very similar with rubbing alcohol on front leading to over ripe bananas.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (264) - CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours black (merest hints of ruby brown around the periphery) with a short, short-lived tan head, no lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, molasses, roasty malts and coffee. Taste is medium sweet followed by strong bitter Full body, almost creamy, low sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter boozy finish. Well, damn - ainít that some shit. Iíd put this just a tad behind 8Wired iStout, and a little more again behind Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - but at about one-half to one-third the price, respectively. Advantage: Oskar Blues, I think. The bitterness on the finish is neither unexpected nor unwelcome, but having fairly recently experienced the amazing creamy smoothness of the Brunch Weasel, I have to mark this down by comparison. An excellent and extremely cost-effective RIS.


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