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RATINGS: 2248   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.


Alextricity's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Canned 1/03/13 "One ’til November?" Appearance: As you’d expect, the beer is pitch black with a pretty small head. The head is a dark brown, and the lacing is poor. Nothing out of the ordinary for an Imperial Stout, but it’s still very good looking. Smell: Probably my favorite part about this beer. I love the milk chocolate aromas I get, as well as the woodiness. I don’t get any sort of coffee note from Ten Fidy like a lot of people seem to get. However, I do get plenty of sweetness and dark fruit aromas. Taste: Super sweet with dark fruits up front, and the finish is almost equally as sweet with some smokey tasting malts in there. I was expecting SOME amount of bitterness in this beer, but I actually find it to almost be cloyingly sweet. Keep in mind I haven’t had many IS’s (maybe three or four), but this one seems to be the sweetest that I’ve had. Once the beer warms up a little bit, the sweetness dominates even more. The smell turns much more heavily to sweet, dark fruit, and the taste does the same... cherries come out a LOT once the beer warms up a lot. Feel: Along with the smell, the feel is among the best parts of this beer. As to be expected, super thick, coats the mouth wonderfully, and just smooth as all hell. The best thing about the feel though is that it never feels syrupy despite the thickness. Overall, Ten Fidy is a good beer ... when it’s colder. Given its ABV AND the fact that it’s a big Imperial Stout, it’d be hard to drink this one quickly. I find Ten Fidy to be much more enjoyable when it’s colder, as it gets much too sweet when it warms up, and the roasty tastes seem to go way in the background to the super sweetness. I’d definitely try this one again, but $4 for a can and about $15 for a six-pack is a bit too high for a guy that doesn’t particularly love RIS’s for the most part. Definitely try Ten Fidy and decide for yourself. While I certainly think this beer is better than a 15/20 overall, it was the most accurate way I could get my final score to be a solid 4.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbunting75 (6) - - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Pours thick and black. Very faint aroma. Hits all the roasted and chocolate flavor notes you’d expect. Not at all boozy given the 10.5%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1006) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Un tas de malt torréfié et chocolat dans l’arôme et en bouche. Onctueux, très forte et bien équilibré. Noir sombre avec une petite robe marron.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (137) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, caramel, licorice, smoke, Appearance black, brown foam, frothy, Taste lightly bitter, medium sweetness, Palate full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, Overall a great imperial stout that I would suggest to a friend

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2833) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Finally I caught the legendary Ten Fidy, it was bound to be a let down. It’s a solid ris with some coffee. I understand why a lot of people like it, but it’s just too decent and middle of the road to be really great.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
Thick as oil and dark as night as the name suggests. Subtle thin Milk chocolate head. Stout lovers stout. This is one of few standard go-to stouts for me because it is big and bold. Aroma is present but not big and includes dark fruit, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is complex and long with the afore mentioned notes plus leather and earth. The IBUs are big making the finish even to the start, big all the way through and awesome.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1503) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY has a thin, beige head and a dark brown (black, really) appearance, with some splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma and flavor are bold: the smell is of sweet, dark-roasted (but, not burnt) malt, sugar, and coffee, and the flavor is of those elements, with a touch of char, sugar, oatmeal puree’, mild black liquorice, background celery, and bitterness, which being counter-balanced by the extreme malt, does not come across as a 98 IBU thing. Mouthfeel is heavy and viscous, and Oskar Blues Ten FIDY finishes in between wet and dry, with an alcohol presence noticeable in the body, but not so much in the flavor. Actually, not at all in the flavor, really. RJT

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fjetland (11) - randaberg, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Small brown head atop black body with brown edging. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some earthy, roast, light grapefruit. Taste is mild sweet, roast, coffee, burnt, earthy, some dark chocolate. Quite bitter. Medium-full body, light creaminess and minimal alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1596) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
12 fl oz (355ml) can. Pours black in colour with a brown foam head leaving lacing. Aroma of chocolatey malt, caramel, fruity hop. Taste is roast malt, chocolate, coffee, treacle, sweetish, plus some boozy earthy dark fruity & woody, pine, grassy bitterness. Thick oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter boozy finish. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (91) - - JUN 7, 2015
Aroma is of coffee and syrup, and booze. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits, and some warming booze. A new favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Serving: Oskar Blues Ten FIDY ’13 from tap at Brouwer’s Cafe.. Aroma: leather, smoke and licorice. Appearance: small, light-brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body. Taste: heavily sweet, raisin initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: full bodied with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall:


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