hainer (19) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The opposite of restraint. With its "maximum everything" approach, Ten FIDY comes through on the aroma and appearance front. The former is rich, potent and full of smokey chocolate. The latter is impenetrably dark, with a relief of a beige, lacy head. Lack of subtlety starts to hurt on the taste front, however. The supercharged alcohol shows up too soon, too strong, and lingers too long, overshadowing the complex, interesting notes buried at unfortunate depths.
hman43 (487) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolate aroma mixed with coffee and roasted malts. Well mixed taste of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol warming and a bit lively on the carbonation.
tpv0rtex (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
More than merely opaque, this sucks the surrounding light out of the room. Taste so smooth and wonderful, it feels like a natural part of you. I drink only stouts, and I'm hard to please; I will drink this often, to remind myself of what a stout is supposed to taste like.
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes on 3/30/15
On tap at Oskar Blues. Big thick dark body. Huge roasty chocolate, leather aroma. Just as big of a taste. Big, almost tobacco like flavor. Lots of roasted chocolate.
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely awesome beer! Pours black thick with beige creamy head. In the nose comes roast, dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate. Very rich aftertaste, excellent beer!
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truebluehes (183) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Thick, beige head. Chocolate, roast malt. Awesome stout. Thick palate, clean awesomeness.
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Hopmaestro (351) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dense and thick of chocolate, molasses and sweet and heavy malts. Taste is big and masculine, like a can of testosterone, dark and powerful. Thick malts, heavy syrup, a pinch of licorice. It ends dry and bitter.
Kauge (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from a Systembolaget in Stockholm. Canned 10.08.2014. Pours black with a glare of mahogany. The head’s tan, dark, not big, but retains and laces nicely. On the nose it’s got a lot of roast and toast, molasses or even brown sugar, chocolate, and some piney-resiny hops to go with it. Tastes real chocolaty sweet with a lot of roasty notes, and a bunch of bitterness in the finish. The 98 IBU-s? Not quite hidden in this one. Mixes nicely with the roastiness. Thick and viscous, sticky, heavy body. Very soft and smooth in the mouth, almost no carbonation. When it’s warm, I do get some of the 10.5% but by no means it is distracting. A very nice sweet and hoppy Impy. An excellent dessert beer.
Roger60 (76) - - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
SB Lund, burk. Ahhh som en fläkt av mordiska TOROS. Stor och välhumld arom. Påtagligt släkt med Yeti. Fyllig djup frisk med högalkoholhaltig fräschör. Inte för kärringar. Härligt med spriten som fond till alla dessa tjock intensiva sirapsmalttoner. Om ändå den funnes på stora flaskor, fingrarna nöt ut av allt burköppnande....
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep oily black pour with a three finger, creamy to oily medium brown head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is big on roast and toasty notes, some oily grain, chocolate, citrus, earth, leather and a little charred wood. Flavor is loaded with roast and slightly overdone chocolate chip cookies up front, dark toffee, roasted nuts, a little pine, light, sweet toasted wood notes, cooked dark fruit and a hint of old vanilla. Heavy body, super creamy entry, light, blanketing and somewhat soft carbonation and slightly goopy, still quite creamy finish. This is a fantastic Impy Stout.
FestDecBeet (381) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark black. Oily. Dark brown head.
Smell: chocolate. Roasted malts.
Taste: roasted malts. Very smokey. Chocolate milk.
Feel: very thick. Very sweet.
Overall: nice beer. Heavy malts.
First drank: 3/27/15