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RATINGS: 2220   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (361) - - 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 (1255) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
.33l can from Vihreš 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 @ Vihreš 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 (1158) - 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 herbŠceos 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 (2880) - 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 (205) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (70) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Thick, very creamy, and incredibly coffee like. Slick on the tongue, boozy, and some lingering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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