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RATINGS: 2054   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.


ChillCoat's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Can via trade with drewbeerme. Pours pitch black and thick with a frothy tan head. Coffee and chocolate malt aroma but Iím surprised by how subtle it is. Tons of chocolate and a bit of bitter coffee. Slight licorice notes in the finish as it warms. Rather thin mouth feel and taste. Pretty bitter. A good beer but I expected to be blown away. I hope to re-rate this one. Re-Rate. Can via tertons. Pitch black and thick with a frothy, chocolate colored head. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Coffee notes. Chocolaty with a dry bitterness. Iím not picking up the licorice this time but everything else still plays about the same. A very solid beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour shared by solidfunk at ChurchKey during their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event. 2013 keg. Aromas of light booze, dark fruit, chocolate, roast, light caramel. Tastes of chocolate, roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Prefer this one fresh I think.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (298) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pour from can. Dark, dark brown with cinnamon colored head that quickly recedes. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste of bitter coffee, a little chocolate, some hops and a little too much alcohol on the finish. It's good, but not an elite imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (186) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours a black color with a thin, deep tan head that doesnít stick around for long. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a touch of oak. Full bodied, it tastes of all of the above. Slightly warming, it leaves with a dry finish. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
George2Tall (22) - - AUG 17, 2014
Pours black from the can. Very interesting, full bodied flavor. Not quite as good as Old Rasputin Russian a Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (59) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bought a 4-pack of this at Spinnakers liquor store in Victoria, BC. Pours a deep black color with a nice tan head. Smells malty, chocolatey and of slight coffee. Taste is the same. One of the finest Imperial Stouts i've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is powdered chocolate and coffee. You can taste a little alcohol. Great!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (449) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thick tan foam head. Has an aroma of roasted malts and even a little oak wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness underneath that, and some alcohol. Wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 23, 2014
Fantastic, velvet finish, with lots of deep roasted notes that plays with the hopping... a masterpiece of a RIS

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jdroop (14) - - JUL 20, 2014
Fantastic had it on draft, deep dark, super rich roasted malt notes, velvet like expression.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From can to tulip. Overt chocolate and rich malt. Alcohol on the nose apparent. Black and inky with brown highlights and dirty, brown head that slowly faces to a collar. Oily texture, viscous. Full, rich malts and deep fruit. Alcohol warmth. Moderate bitterness. Feel like I would have rated this higher the other times I have had it. But still pretty tasty.


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