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RATINGS: 2088   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 ítil November?" Appearance: As youíd 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 itís 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 donít 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 havenít had many ISís (maybe three or four), but this one seems to be the sweetest that Iíve 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 itís colder. Given its ABV AND the fact that itís a big Imperial Stout, itíd be hard to drink this one quickly. I find Ten Fidy to be much more enjoyable when itís 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. Iíd 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 doesnít particularly love RISís 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
355ml can. A thick black pour with a chocolate brown cap. Messy lacing. Rich chocolate nose, roast, caramel, coffee and a hint of licorice. Taste has big roasted malts that bring out black coffee beans, and dark chocolate, some caramel. Finishes with decent bitterness, lots of dark coffee and roast notes. Some alcohol at the end, long aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Overall a very solid imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (93) - - OCT 19, 2014
Dark black and thick. Complex malt profile with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Nicely balanced sweetness and slight lingering hop bitterness. Excellent go-to stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (493) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pour to snifter. Black with brown head. Complex palate: Light and heavy simultaneously, smooth for high ABV. Complex flavor: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, black molasses, and more. Just a damn good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (389) - - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at blend..... Aroma: Toasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Appearance: Dark black. Medium beige Taste: coffee, cappuccino like. Very Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (313) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
This beer poured thick and dark. A good size dark brown head, that disappeared and left a little lacing. Tastes of dark blend coffee, molasses,chocolate and sweet malt with a strong alcohol presence dominate. Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
The aroma started light (the beer was on the cold side) with notes of creamy chocolate and roasted malt with light coffee notes and a touch of ash in the background. As the beer warmed the chocolate got more of a mild chocolate smell to it and even a little fruitiness. The flavor was huge like a nice smack in the mouth. Big roasted malt and dark bitter chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cirrhosis (1214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Oily black with thick brown film floating on top. Drool inducing aroma, heavy chocolate, burnt sugar, smokey ash. Taste is wicked, smokey burnt sugar, chocolate, sweetness, FLAVOUR!!!!!!! There is so much going on here!!! Possible strawberry, molasses, and even more STUFF and THANGS!! Roasted every thing, and so very thick and chewy. Coffee flirts in the flavour but never comes to the front. Aftertaste lingers forever. Beer has no faults and is way to drinkable for 10.5%.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
The aroma started light (the beer was on the cold side) with notes of creamy chocolate and roasted malt with light coffee notes and a touch of ash in the background. As the beer warmed the chocolate got more of a mild chocolate smell to it and even a little fruitiness. The flavor was huge like a nice smack in the mouth. Big roasted malt and dark bitter chocolate. Once again as the beer warmed it turned to more of a milk chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (61) - - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma is a subdued dark roasted malt, dark fruit, and hints of coffee. I canít smell much else. But what this beer lacks in aroma, it makes up in flavor. A cascade of coffee, raisins, figs, burnt toast, chocolate, and hints of caramel. Palate is a full bodied and long roasted finishing mouth full. Mouthfeel is bready and a little slick. I donít like any canned beers. When Bellís put two hearted on cans, I did not like it as much as bottles. I understand that Oskar Blues only does cans, but man this is one of the best Imperial stouts Iíve ever had and the fact that itís in a can amazes me. A must pick up if itís available to you.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie will. Love this wish she was here. V. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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