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RATINGS: 2123   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Can. Yeah. Aroma is very cold coffee and roasted, very nice. Pours like a black coffee with cream (tan head). Taste is slightly creamy, mostly bitter coffee with a somewhat long finish of bitter, smooth coffee. Very solid, very straightforward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Several samples at the GABF. Dark roasted flavors of oily dark chocolate, slightly warming in alcohol. Some hops are present.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Poured from a can. Poured a thick black color with a moderate chocolate colored head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and oats. Roasted malts greet you upon first sip, but along the way you are met with flavors of chocolate, dark fruits, and some hops. Roasted coffee finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Great beer, I will be running down to Lyons more and more now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Dark black pour tan head w/ nice lace. Coffee & roast malt touch of chocolate hitn of lactose. Thick creamy palate, well coated. bottom of coffee pot bitter, over roasted, some sweet chocolates.. still decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz can. Pours a thick opaque black with a creamy dark brown head (after a vigorous pour) that recedes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a little subdued compared to on draft - sweet lactic chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and a little vinous fruitiness.

The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, coffee and black licorice with a little dark fruit sour twang. It has a decent roasted bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium to full and a little watery.

Overall, an excellent impy stout. It was even better on tap though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Sampled @ GABF 2007. An awesome brew. Huge coffee flavors. Very good. Like this version better than 10-50 w/ Cherries.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
tap at brewery. midnight black with frothy tan head. nutty, chocolate, fresh hop, fig aroma. smooth. great coffee and rich creamy chocolate. roast malts and mild dark fruit. delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Black, no head or lacing. Nose of bright licorice and chocolate, tons of alcohol and char. Nice chewy cocoa and mocha, janky hops and caramel, mostly earthy hops. Full and malty, its nice. Like a euro techno dance club. Its stupid, but you cant stop looking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Bottled. Pours black coloured with a small brown head. Nice complexity with notes of roasted ryebread, coffee, chocolate and hops. Nice and full mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
On Draft @ Sunset Grill with the Mad_indian. Pours Black with a decent size tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, and hops. The flavor is smooth, roast, dark chocolate, traces of bitterness, and has an excellent mouthfeel. Great brew.


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