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RATINGS: 2129   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2291) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2014
can @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Opaque brown/black with a 1/2" brown head, screens of lace. Taste is chocolate caramel and toasty malt that melts into the palate, adding coffee and biscuit before solid hops ease their way through for an outstanding, very long, finish. An exceptional big brew that hides the alcohol very well. Great for sipping in front of the fire.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (347) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Black brew with brown head that fades fast. Smells like a dark chocolate bar so right off I want to tear into this one. Taste is heavy chocolate with a mild alcohol and a bit of coffee. Damn this is good stuff and here I was skeptical about all the good reviews. OK so I have a new favorite imperial stout but I have to dock overall points due to price tag and the fact that it comes in a CAN.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (712) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
355ml can dated 9/16/13. Pours black with a half finger, tan head. Aroma had big notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, and hints of coffee and a nuttyness. Taste is balanced. Roasty malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, nuts, caramel, and toffee. Full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy but clean I?m the mouth. Overall very nice. Dark chocolate, coffee, nutty, caramel. Tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (263) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Aroma is sweet, candy but roasted malt. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is same as the smell, this strange mix of candy sweetness and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thick, oily, flavor hangs. Overall, wow, very very nice stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hockey30and3 (1) - Monclova, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Read Dick you Leslie tasty Bonello rolls off your tounge. My brother said he's going to go hump the air. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Dark black. Thin tan head. Super roasted. Cocoa nibs. Really solid stout. Coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (551) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a deep black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is a nice roasted malts, light chocolate character, oats. Flavor has a big oat character, roasted malts, touch of chocolatey sweetness. Long lingering roasted malts and oat character in the finish. Overall a very tasty imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour is a black motor oil out of the can. A small tan head forms with the aroma of an intense roasted malt with caramel and chocolate. Flavor is more of a rich chocolate with a heavy roasted malt mouthfeel but some hops are present as well. After 2k ratings there is not much more to say. a super thick an enjoyable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kvv104 (14) - - DEC 9, 2014
Can. Pours pitch black with a nice bownish head. Taste like dark chocolate with an aftertaste of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (405) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours a deep black with sizeable brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, grass & light hop. Flavor is very sweet, light booze, chocolate & faint licorice. Bitter lightly hopped chocolate lingers


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