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RATINGS: 2236   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2513) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Can purchased at Total Wine in Dallas. Super nice beer. Pours black with prunes and dark fruit on the nose. Slight roast. Really nice. And great that it is in a can. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepeter (324) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
pours thick black like motor oil. smells of sweet spices and light cedar wood, cocoa, candy sugar and booze a much more delicate aroma than expected. tastes roasted malt, cocoa, warm booze, light pine/wood. Palate is viscous and gorgeous. A great Imp Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
12oz can, popping up at the already impressive BA import counter of Derer’s, BKL ’15 - FR. Courtesy of oldmanriver, cheers. Thicker creamy caramel pour. Mars bar candy, more refined roast, molasses and cognac in the aroma goes into deeply saturated roast malt textures, going almost into a savoury register of caramel and chocolate, aided by a nice supporting bitterness. Despite massive caramels cigar-dry, well-rounded and fulfilling like a cocoa-coated cigarillo dunked in brandy...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrbigpappa (9) - - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
The best Russian Imperial Stout I have ever had. Palate- A heavy brew with moderate carbonation, has a creamy texture and a good alcohol feel after the swallow. Overall- World class.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (143) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Creamy smooth and rich. Extremely pleasant mouth feel. Wonderful balance of flavors. 98 ibus and 10.5 % abv? Wouldn’t have guessed it. The finish leaves my mouth feeling dry and brings a somewhat harsh bitterness that lingers. Was loving this beer until the finish. Still solid but there are Imperials out there for this price or less i enjoy more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedBell (16) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Inky black pour with a dark brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Thick mouth feel. Coffee and some licorice flavors. Roasted flavor lingers on the palate with a boozy finish. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Damn good dark stout. 98 IBUs of bitterness, but so well balanced that I’d never have known. Smooth, sweet, dark malts, never straying too heavily into chocolate or coffee territory, just hitting that sweet, mollassesy, middle of the road. Yum. Pricey, but if I’m looking for a premium choice, this is not at all a bad one!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (410) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Can. There was a road in my home city that was just the smoothest stretch for skating along. It was usually on my route home after a good session. The calm night air, the minimal resistance between wheels and asphalt. Striking. This is more or less that memory in liquid.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
This is a great beer! Pours black with brownish head! Smells malts and chocolate. Taste caramel, chocolate, malts with balanced bitterness. It's a very complex taste. You can feel high alcohol content but that is well balanced with creamy malts! Overall it's a very nice dark beer! Simply wow! Favorite+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boydmarq (51) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
This is just an amazing beer. Jet black in color, viscous, chocolatey, complex flavors throughout. yummy and chewy


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