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RATINGS: 2221   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Pours dark as night with a half finger dark mocha colored head. Can tell that it is very viscous and oily, as it is sticking to the glass when swishing the beer around. Leaves a thick lacing. Smells of dark, roasted chocolate and roasted coffee, so the roasted malt and barley are definitely there. Also get some peat, vanilla, some oak, little sweetness, grapes, booze. Taste starts with lots of smokey qualities, dark chocolate, coffee beans. Then in the middle, you start to get the hop bitterness, as well as some creamy coffee and chocolate. Then the finish is very intense because the 98 ibus really come through. Get lots of dark, smokey chocolate, some floral notes, more coffee, some vanilla, some oak qualities, some licorice, maybe some soy sauce. Alcohol is well hidden. As it warms, it becomes smoother and creamier. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. Full body with a deep warming sensation. My first imperial stout out of a can. A big beer, but very smooth nonetheless. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2097) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (363) - - MAR 29, 2015
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 Vintage:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12 oz can. Pours black with a long lasting, foamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bread crust, toasted malt, cacao, brown sugar and chocolate covered cherries. Body is full and smooth. Toasted malt, herbal hops, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, and coffee fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Delicious, complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1260) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
.33l can from Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours pitch black with low beige head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa , chocolate, mud cake, syrup, dark fruits and dark malts. Some whisky notes. Flavor is alcohol and mostly same like aroma. Swell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
0,33l can @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and some hops. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015.Looks like very dark cola. Oily texture. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate. Soft roasted malts, velvety, milk chocolate, nice warmth but alcohol is well hidden. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2015
Negro opaco, espuma beis densa. Aromas lupulados especiados y herbáceos con fondo de maltas tostadas. Cuerpo denso, inicio achocolatado con final de amargor intenso, resinoso y tostado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Can: Super viscous pour, black as night with a creamy, tan-leather head that caps off the abyss nicely. Powerful nose; roasted & burnt malts, grains, cocoa beans, espresso, & mild char. A touch of leafy, herbal, & ashy tones blur the line between roast & bitter hoppage at times. Undertones of anise, molasses, & dark fruit. First sip shows the insane mouth feel of this beer. So thick & chewy, I need a goddamn fork. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, creamy espresso, with an overcasting of light figs, raisins, & even some black cherry that remains sweet, never getting tart or twangy. Good addition of sweetness from the malt up front that leads to a more roasted, woodsy, & bitter back-end. Faint herbaceous notes, charred nuttiness, a hint of smoke, ash, bitter chocolate... Wow. Really love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Dark brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, licorice, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of espresso. Chocolate taste, burnt sugar, heavy roasted, hint of alcohol, bitter coffee finish. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (207) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Nez de mélasse, alcool, cassonade. En bouche, c'est pas trop sucré, soyeux, alcool, caramel brûlé. La finale est soutenue, alcoolisée, chaude et caramel. Très bonne stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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