Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a medium head of creamy light brown foam. Medium thick body with plenty of lacing. Nice roasted malt aroma. Smooth creamy texture with a full mouth feel. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of dark chocolate. Hides the alcohol well. Smooth finish with just a touch of bitterness. OK but not great. Enjoyable but not the best.
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can. Pours like sump oil, looks amazing and smells amazing, rich dark chocolate bitter finish, loved it.
wrlangin (151) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple 12 oz cans over the last few years. Surprised I have never taken the time to rate. Aroma of burnt sugar and toasted malt. Flavours are toasted malt, molassses, chocolate, and maybe black licorice. Very well balanced and always enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 355ml bottle on 16/9/2016. Pours black with a big thick tan head. Has a slightly unusual aroma of chocolate malt, with some strong basement notes. Taste wise, it’s huge and gorgeous - masses of sweet chocolate and caramel, some nuts and a hint of licorice, a substantial roasty and hoppy bitterness, finished off by some warming alcohol. The texture is creamy and viscous with moderate carbonation. Exhibits great length and complexity. An outstanding impy, let down only by a slightly unusual and subdued nose.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Yeah!! I finally found some of this stuff. Pretty standard imperial stout look jet black with a thin dark cap, some lace left behind. Aroma was a little unusual hints of olives? and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel was nice and thick, good coating. Flavor similar to aroma slightly sweet, a little nuttiness, alcohol is definetly present. Overall its pretty good but not an upper tier imperial stout. Re-review 11-3-2012 on tap: I like this more and more and tonight found it on tap. Absolutely wonderfull, rich, roasted, toasted goodness, thick lace, alcohol is hidden pretty well. Lets bump this from a 3.7 to a 4.2. Originally rated on 11/18/08
graham_murphy (610) - - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chocolate and caramel. Very thick and sweet. One to be sipped alongside a glass of water. Not too boozy. Very impressive for and imperial stout.
Mesjasz (1000) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bardzo klasyczny imperialny stout. Palony czekoladowy, kawowy, słodki i lekko gorzki. Ciało mogłoby byc większe, ale i tak klasa.
Franckg (1179) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Canette datée du 28/08/2015, bue après 1 an. Robe noire opaque surmonté d’un mince col de mousse beige et dense. Arômes de malt rôti, noisettes et chocolat noir. Quelques effluves de grains de café entiers de moyenne torréfaction, anis et caramel brûlé. En bouche, chocolat et noisettes grillées enrobés d’un malt rôti épais. Suivent des saveurs de café au lait, poudre de cacao, bois sec et où le malt rôti revient en force pour créer un longue amertume avec une touche chocolatée. Texture onctueuse et corps rond. Haut taux d?alcool imperceptible. À la hauteur de mes attentes.
likeatrainwreck (467) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a big, meaty impy stout. Pours like oil from the can, with a dark brown head. Thick and sticky, loads of burnt caramel, roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate. Intense and delcious.
ZacM612 (567) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, opaque black with a light brown frothy head. Chocolaty, malty aroma. Smooth creamy feel, with light sweetness up front and bitter dark chocolaty finish. Very nice.