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RATINGS: 2049   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.


Someguy1_8t's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Someguy1_8t (7) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Canned 10-21-11@09:21 Served in Tulip glass Appearance - Dark black, like used motor oil. Had about a finger of brown head, that diminished quickly. Aroma- Roasted malts and dark fruit. Sweet vanilla. Tastes - pretty much like the aroma, with the addition of dark chocolate, and very small hint of tartness. Mouthfeel - medium to full bodied with little to no carbonation. Overall - good smooth mellow imperial stout that I would definitely recommend. It non offensive, to the first time stout drinkers, to get them kind of into stouts.


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (420) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thick tan foam head. Has an aroma of roasted malts and even a little oak wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness underneath that, and some alcohol. Wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 23, 2014
Fantastic, velvet finish, with lots of deep roasted notes that plays with the hopping... a masterpiece of a RIS

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jdroop (14) - - JUL 20, 2014
Fantastic had it on draft, deep dark, super rich roasted malt notes, velvet like expression.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (952) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From can to tulip. Overt chocolate and rich malt. Alcohol on the nose apparent. Black and inky with brown highlights and dirty, brown head that slowly faces to a collar. Oily texture, viscous. Full, rich malts and deep fruit. Alcohol warmth. Moderate bitterness. Feel like I would have rated this higher the other times I have had it. But still pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekada (63) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Can from systembolaget. Smell of roasted malts and chocolates. Pours black with a small brown head. Taste is sweet with notes of chocolates and coffee. The palate is wonderful. Strong and smooth. Overall a really good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrAnderson (7) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
A really smooth and intense stout at the same time. Nice sweet chocolate notes all over.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (69) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
Can @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is moderate to strong malt, with notes of chocolate, coffee, liquerice and roasted malts, and soft notes of vanilla, moderate hoppy with notes of herbs. Moderately sweet, softly to moderately bitter, softly sour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (435) - - JUL 10, 2014
Pours oil black. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Big taste of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Black pour with a single finger espresso head. Sweet roasty aroma with some raisin. Full mouth, almost syrupy. Taste is sweet at first, but morphs into bitter chocolate & espresso. Almost fruity at times. Maybe dates or raisins. Alcohol is super hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (249) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Looked like motor oil coming out of the can with one of the darkest heads I’ve ever seen. The aroma is mostly chocolate and roasted barley. The first thing I notice is how smooth and velvety the texture is. Tons of flavor, but not overpowering. Chocolate, marshmallow, charred wood. Hops hit earlier than most. Although there is a lingering citrus finish. And the name Ten Fidy? It’s the 10.5% ABV, which is sneakily hidden. Yes, it’s in a can, but this isn’t one for the beach or a camping trip! Pour it, savor it. Outstanding!


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