Joel (113) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
As expected, this pours very thick and pitch black with a tan head. Nothing compares to the thick, dark texture of this beer. Aromas of chocolate, fruit, maybe some strawberry. Thick, creamy and mouthfeel with some fizzy carbonation. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, espresso, alcohol, and mildly of vanilla and oak. Hops appear mild to missing with the bitterness appearing to come from the dark chocolate flavors. However, this one hides a whopping 98 IBUs – well hidden underneath a mountain of malt. If you are in the mood for a thick coffee milkshake, this one will hit the spot. Very filling. Great beer.
mfhennig (12) - - JAN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 12 oz can poured into a snifter. Black in color, light can’t penetrate this beer, light brown head dissipates quickly. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts. A slightly sweet taste that lingers. This is a full bodied, thick oily beer with mild carbonation and the flavor stays with you. This is not the best beer I’ve ever had, but it’s in the team photo.
As a sidebar, if you buy it and don’t like it, you could always use it to sealcoat your driveway.
This is really great beer!
stevencon (475) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10oz draft from shamrock. Jet black pour with khaki head. Aroma of espresso roast and molasses with hint of booze. Full body mouth feel with coffee and burnt caramel. Warming mouth feel with noticeable booze. Strong well balanced beer.
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, very creamy, and incredibly coffee like. Slick on the tongue, boozy, and some lingering bitterness.
Reimer96 (1377) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves foamy lace all the way up the snifter. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, cocoa and alcohol. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate covered caramel, bitter cocoa and latte like creaminess from the oats. Smoothest big beer that you’ll likely find with this amount of dark malts... Absolute gem!
mphopkins99 (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours really nicely and has a great malty smell and feel. Definitely a sipper, but great chocolate and coffee hints. Best stout Ive had from a can.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (6) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark black pour of a brew that smells of chocolate for sure. Taste is of chocolate and coffee and the thickness nicely coats the palate. One of the big boys and one of my go to stouts. Never have been let down by Ten Fidy and share it often.
rondphoto (2368) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
can @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Opaque brown/black with a 1/2" brown head, screens of lace. Taste is chocolate caramel and toasty malt that melts into the palate, adding coffee and biscuit before solid hops ease their way through for an outstanding, very long, finish. An exceptional big brew that hides the alcohol very well. Great for sipping in front of the fire.
dlihcsnatas (377) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brew with brown head that fades fast. Smells like a dark chocolate bar so right off I want to tear into this one. Taste is heavy chocolate with a mild alcohol and a bit of coffee. Damn this is good stuff and here I was skeptical about all the good reviews. OK so I have a new favorite imperial stout but I have to dock overall points due to price tag and the fact that it comes in a CAN.
sudomorph (742) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can dated 9/16/13. Pours black with a half finger, tan head. Aroma had big notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, and hints of coffee and a nuttyness. Taste is balanced. Roasty malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, nuts, caramel, and toffee. Full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy but clean I?m the mouth. Overall very nice. Dark chocolate, coffee, nutty, caramel. Tasty.