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RATINGS: 2114   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
Cellar temperature and into a snifter. Biggest, most well held head I’ve yet seen on an Imperial. Inky black with a tan foam that is tight and held proud at a half inch with excellent lace. No place like home, this is heaving with homely chocolate, nutmeg, softly scorched coffee, cocoa, anise and molasses, beef jus and Vegemite™, roasted sage and bay-leaf infused chicken (yeah, that threw you!), bourbon for grandma and oaked Scotch for the rest of us. Blooming!; a complete family album, bold and strange for an IRS. Viscous, huge, morish on the palate. Wow, taken aback! BIG, just big. It is bold, luxurious in feel with little but creaminess for carbonation. Long, pasty, charred malt and heavily roasted coffee swing in the swallow with a dramatic earthiness. Supple sweet front: milky and dessert-like. Hints at vanilla, but geez it edges that aroma in taste. Alcohol is evident; warming the cockles all the way down. This is a kick in the ass, slow sippin’ ale. Loveable! (12fl.Oz, canned on the 03/10/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rjmc64 (12) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
On tap at local distributor, went for a growler and kicked the keg. At least I got one full pint free of charge. Chocolate, toffee nose. Thick and dark with a caramel colored head that stays put. Smooth, velvety and creamy mouthfeel. Tastes like bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Long, long finish with a nice roasted dry character. Perfect balance, the hops are hidden perfectly. Excellent beer. I hope I can get a full growler next time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (130) - Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2014
This is my first Oskar Blues product, surprisingly it has been hard to find in St. Louis until recently. Just pouring it out of the can I can see how thick it is. The aroma is sweet from the malt, has some booze, anise, and black licorice. I am not detecting any of the 98 IBUs in the smell. Thought the smell would be stronger, I have to mark it down a little for that. Appearance wise, it could not be better. Black as night with a dark brown pillow of foam. Tastes roasty, slightly bitter with an aftertaste that is charred in a good way. I am getting some sweetness up front and at the very end. Very complex; I can’t wait to see what it tastes like aged. Palate is remarkable; thick and velvety at the same time with very little carbonation getting in the way. Overall very good. ABV is completely hidden. This is a strong, take no prisoners stout that gets better with each sip. Actually lives up to the hype and the price tag.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours black like oil with khaki colored head. Nice roasted malt and chocolate and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little toffee-like note.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hype (23) - - NOV 6, 2014
Dark chocolate covered caramel and toffee flavors xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
First time trying this beer, has been on my list for some time. Figured for ’International Stout Day’ to give it a whirl! This is a big, big boozy imperial stout. Pours from the can with a thin mocha head and dark body. The aroma is just as BIG. I can sense an anise/licorice undertone on the nose as well as the chocolate piece. Coffee notes comes out as this beer warms, with a rich, deep thick mouthfeel making for a very satisfying, sticky finish. The bold roasted flavor with the expansive, smooth texture elevates this stout. This beers’ reputation precedes it, but for good reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefftravis17 (25) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Ten Fidy is just a can't miss easy to find stout. May not have all the charm of the barrel aged stouts, but as with Old Rasputin and Narwhal holds its own as a wonderful stout to pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
salinger53 (1) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Chocolate and coffee notes in the nose and pallet. Rich black color and brown, creamy head. Delicately bittered with warm alcohol finish. Not too overpowering for being 10.5% ABV.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EtTuCthulhu (1111) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 The beer pours a thick black with a large brown head, and the aroma is full of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of booze. The taste is a really indulgent blend of mild malt bitterness, slight umami, slight sweetness, and a slight booziness. The aftertaste is a much lighter version of the beer with the roastiness being the predominant flavor that lingers, but there is some astringent booziness too. The palate is quite oily, but there is also a soft carbonation and medium body that leaves the flavors as the main attraction.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (214) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Can (12oz $3.50). Black with brown head. Taste is very roasted chocolate followed by some warming. Slight bitterness. Creamy full bodied.


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