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RATINGS: 2193   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.


jmikolich's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
12oz, can, not bad at all,pours a pitch black with an interesting deep brown head, with some hop flavors and some malt backbone followed with some smoky dark chocolate flavor, man this is amazing for an outta the can brew.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (323) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tulip glass. Aroma- HMMM, coffee, caramel and malt. fantastic. Appearance- Looks like I just poured my old engine oil into a glass (that’s actually a compliment) Taste- The best Russian Imperial Stout I have ever had. I could also say the only RIS that I cared for. But this awesome tasting. Palate- A heavy brew with moderate carbonation, has a creamy texture and a good alcohol feel after the swallow. Overall- World class, I now know why people flip over this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc1762 (124) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
Can into a shaker showing big black center with very thin coffee brown rims. The nose shows a lot of roasted malts and big notes of dark chocolate & toasted coffee bean. The palate is highly carbonated and full bodied. The first impression shows a lot of dark chocolate notes with a slight lactose sweetness. Some small hints of bourbon & smoke here and there. A clear and strong espresso background permeates throughout the whole beer. The alcohol appears slightly on the finish but overall dominant on the coffee and chocolate flavors. Dark chocolate bitterness on the finish. Overall, this is a really nice after meal beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beastwhite315 (19) - - FEB 28, 2015
Sampled this in Idaho. Very thick heavy beer. nice stout character, but has a different taste that hits up front. Grows on you after a couple drinks. worth drinking again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4430) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (48) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (479) - GREECE - FEB 25, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1491) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2015
Color pitch black with small dark brown head. Aroma malt, chocolat, fruits, hoppy. Taste sweet, malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VeinAle (67) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (274) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Heavy nickel and cream and alcohol aroma. Black color with super thick tan head. Snap. That’s heavy feeling but really balanced taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (219) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
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.


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