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RATINGS: 2125   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 5, 2010
Pours like texas crude. tastes like chocolate, dry chocolate, bakers chocolate, and small hints of coffee. everything great about imperial stout is in this beer. This beer truly is flawlessly executed, a great example of imperial stout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, alcohol, black, minimal head, full body, creamy, long finish,

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours from the 12 oz. can a thick, dark viscous black (yes, just like used motor oil) with minimal tan head that quickly fades into a light collar. Iím holding it up to the brightest lamp in the room, and absolutely NONE of the light penetrates this beer! Aroma is surprisingly faint, but has hints of unsweetened dark chocolate & black coffee. 1st sip is surprisingly sweet...more dark chocolate, black coffee, malt roasted almost to the point of being "burnt", and a slight hint of smoke. On the swallow, there is a bitterness of alcohol and the the dark chocolate/coffee notes with a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is smooth, silky, and thick...the consistency of syrup or honey. Overall? Two words...simply amazing! This is the best beer I have ever had up to this point, and I want more!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
9er (75) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Favorite stout. Thick and robust brew here folks. Rather smooth w mild carbonation and thick oily resin. Semi-sweet and pure joy to consume this dark as night concoction. This is a full-body and emense flavor profile yeilding hints of molasses, chicory, espresso, dark non-bittersweet chocolate and dark rum or robust bourbon.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grundlepaste (10) - - FEB 24, 2012
Viscous and rich imperial stout. Pours like motor oil and drinks like coffee brown sugar goodness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Definitely one of my favorite RIS. The 10.5 is hidden well although this beer really is as thick as oil. Probably the thickest beer Iíve had. It is like drinking an oil slick. This one ages well so set a few on their side. Nice smooth and complex brew.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 7, 2013
poured into a snifter, pours jet black & thick. Medium mocha head. nice lacing. Nose of candied prunes with a hint of alcohol. tastes of also candy prunes, raisins, alcohol, balanced nicely with a bitter lingering aftertaste. roasted malts. excellent stout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmulder87 (9) - Belmont, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
Wow! Aroma has very rustic bourbon scent. Leaves a very balance palate for a bourbon barrel craft beer. This is a beer to drink in a cabin next to a fire on a icy cold day.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hollywoodbeer (2) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
A luscious mouthful of flavor. Deep color. Rich aroma. This is one to savor.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
8oz on tap. Oh damn is this good. Wish I had some dark chocolate to enjoy with this beautifully dark beer.


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