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 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.
charlotte (4427) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can.Black colour with large beige head.Aroma is roasted with taste of coffee and soya,good fuii body and nice creamy mouth feels,flavor of chocolate and and licorice nice with good full body.
axl (45) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can. Pitch black with tall dark brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, molasses, coffee, roasted malts and some almost peaty smoky tones. Dry, roasted bitter taste but also pleassant filling chocolate. Wonderful smooth mouthfeel with very light carbonation without feeling flat, great lasting bitterness.
rouhlas (478) - GREECE - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml can at home, v2012. Black color with light brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, light soy sauce, cocoa, light dark fruits, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste, coffee, chocolate and cocoa, more fruity than the aroma, light alcohol. Full body light creamy with soft carbonation and nice bitter dark chocolate and light coffee aftertaste.
fugitive (1491) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color pitch black with small dark brown head. Aroma malt, chocolat, fruits, hoppy. Taste sweet, malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol.
VeinAle (63) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taken as an 8oz pour. Black with a dark tan head. Roast chocolate and charred malts dominate. This is such an excellent rendition, good job!
coreyc1221 (273) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy nickel and cream and alcohol aroma. Black color with super thick tan head. Snap. Thatís heavy feeling but really balanced taste.
GlasgowTAD (206) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a luscious, consistent light brown head white slowly recedes to a foamy layer on top leaving a lacing on the glass whilst doing so. Aroma is red berries/currants, chocolate and a bit of roast. Taste is cocoa (comes with a cocoa-like coating on the tongue!), earthy, roasted coffee slightly bitter but balanced out by a pleasant oatmeal-ish sweetness. Im not sure this would go up a straw, it has the thickness of rice pudding. Full bodied and full of wonder.
Seffle (216) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from SB 150221.
Pitch black with a very firm mocca head. Very intense flavour with dark dark chocolate, brown sugar, hardroasted coffee, etc.
An excellent Imp Stout.
A bit expensive, though at 50 SEK for a can.
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CVBis007 (39) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily black. Powerful and bitter. Reminds me of finding baker's chocolate in the cupboard as a kid and thinking I was in for a treat. You take a big bite of bitter. You think about spitting it out, but it is stuck to your teeth.
joohyvni (1) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured to a snifter from a can, very dark and black appearance with a small brown head. Lots of roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma, taste is not too sweet, but quite balanced. Finishes a bit bitter and with a touch of alcohol, actually thought that abv was a bit higher. Mouthfeel was very oily and thick with carbonation that smoothened a bit after a while. A very nice beer overall!