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RATINGS: 2002   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hollywoodbeer (2) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
A luscious mouthful of flavor. Deep color. Rich aroma. This is one to savor.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (99) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
One of the best pouring imp stouts Iíve ever seen! Pitch black dark with an awesome mocha head. Smells super anise which is a little off putting to me but donít mind it much in the flavor. Not my typical style of stout which is usually heavy roast, coffee or bourbon. This is anise, dark fruit and spices but for some reason I love it because it is packed with flavor. Also extra points for being canned and accessible, although expensive.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
can. Pours thick black with big deep brown head. Burned malt, with quite a bit of chocolate. Bitter and a bit astringent. Substantial booze. Iím clearly in the minority, but I think this is probably one of the worst stouts Iíve ever had. Way too many off flavors, inculding a metallic fishiness. WTF?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (367) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Poured from 355mL can. Dark black pour with very quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma has a bit of soy sauce with some chocolate and roasted malts. Taste of sweet mild-chocolately malts, with some roast and alcohol. Medium body, oily texture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (424) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Can. Black with a good sized rich brown head. Big aromas of malt and oatmeal with with chocolate, caramel, and light mineral notes. Taste is very sweet with a coffee-like bitterness to finish. Body is heavier with a creamy feel. This is a good sweeter imperial stout that hides the alcohol well.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Berard (209) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft. Pours black with pillowy head that lingers with light lacing. Smells of a boozy chocolate bar. Very substantial beer. Sweet chocolatey flavor with heavy boozy finish. Too much for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkinWell (172) - - MAR 2, 2014
A truly outstanding beer. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee notes. Big bodied beer, with flavors of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, licorice, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Columbus, GA. Pours black, little tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate. Taste is very chocolatey, roasted malts and coffee hints. Palate is thick, smooth and oily. Good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Dark brown/black colour with dark brown foam. Full body. Well balanced stout. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate. Rather on the sweet side. Good but i did expect more roastiness and bitterness.


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