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RATINGS: 2112   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Quite a black pour with a dark brown head. Dark chocolate like bakers chocolate. Hints of good coffee. I detect just a touch of maple on the finish. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
This stout pours dark brown and offers a nice sized head! Aromas of cocoa and dried raisins the go into a dense palate trhat shows deep notes of cocoa, coffee, toast, and caramel. The beer is dense, complex, but yet very smooth! Picked this up in growler at Bierkraft!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Sampled at RBSG í07 Grand Tasting room. Pours an opaque dark brown brew (probably the darkest Iíve encountered) with a creamy tan head that dissolves to a film. Nice swirl pattern on top of the brew. Aroma of chocolate and dried pitted dark fruits. Taste is thick, creamy and smooth with little carbonation. Taste flavors include coffee, toasted chocolate barley malt, and some vanilla. Finish is smooth creamy with a dry aftertaste. Special thanks to captaincougar for bringing this dark brew to Minnesota.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2007
From a growler thanks to kp at DL day. A black pour with a slight red tning on the sides. A strong aroma of roasted malt and chocolate coffy. Solid flavor of burnt malt and very lite hint of the abv. A bitter that just contiues to gron on you. A smooth full palate that is not over slick and not the least bit thin. Carbonation is excellent. I canít imagine this beer being any better fresh on tap but Iím sure it would be. thanks again keith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1181) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting

Pours a pitch black and the mouthfeel is extremely thick. A great sipper and Iím glad I was able to try this. Thanks kp and captaincougar for bringing this treat to MN.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
A very thick, black beer. Aroma has some smoke and light coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and light smoke. On the heavy side, and the abv is not too high. Great, full thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Great cling to glass, yellow legs, really opaque, cool lacing on swirl--wonderful appearance. But...ashes and roasted notes for an aroma. Rich chocolate and coffee for the flavor, to an oppressive degree, with a notably bitter finish. Not a great Impy in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
islay (1207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the last of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting, and it was a good one to go out on. Poured from a growler. Aroma of raisins and chocolate. Pours an opaque, rich, dark brunette. Flavor of rich dark chocolate and coffee. Much more bitter than the aroma would suggest. Strong, roasted coffee, dry aftertaste. Lively in the palate. Ten FIDY is a very good beer and a worthy imperial stout from the brewery that this Minnesotan likes to think of as the Surly of the Mountain West. And now, finally, a week later, all of my RBSG í07 ratings are entered. Yea! I think Iíll celebrate with a beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Dark brown color with sweet molasses and coffee on the nose. Almost and oatmeal flavor amid the chocolate and roasted coffee flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 From can. Dark black body with a medium creamy dark brown head. Big chocolate and roasted malt arome. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and light coffee flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation and a creamy finish. Original rating: RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Dark black body with a creamy brown head. Rich chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate molassas and coffee flavors.

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