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RATINGS: 2062   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.

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (594) - Delaware, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Looks like a stout, tastes like a stout. Dark as 10W50. Abrasive aftertaste hampers its rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from a 12oz can dated 01/03/2014. Aroma has a nice roast character with a balanced dark chocolate note. Some light leather and tobacco complimenting the roast. Some light dark fruit notes of cherries, prunes and plums. Faint alcohol notes. Pours black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark mocha head that exhibits pretty good retention as it slowly recedes to the edges and lingers a bit on the edges. Flavor has some light sweetness with quite a bit of roast character and some complimentary dark chocolate. Medium light tobacco and leather notes. Light dark fruit notes of prunes, plums and berries. Some faint soy sauce oxidation. Moderate bitterness with some light alcohol notes in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice imperial stout and definitely the best one that I have had out of a can. Nice roast character with some decent chocolate notes; a bit more roast than I prefer in my imperial stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerm719 (110) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Huge nose. Coffee, milk chocolate. Plenty of earthy hops. Long finish. Instant classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstonerock24 (135) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
8/2013 Vintage. Pours jet black with a dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee. Very thick on the palate but very creamy chocolate going down. The alcohol at this point has subsided and is just really smooth. However when its fresh this beer is still amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Clapham Junction’s opening night; 13 August. Poured a thick black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, rich malt and liquorice. Mouthfeel was syrupy. Complex flavours of molasses, port and dates. Finish was earthy, with some grain, red wine and straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (200) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Experiment here, this is canned 09-21-11 (also says CHARLIE MURPHY!) and drank 8-26-14 so almost 3yrs old. A 10/5% imperial stout should normally age quite well and mellow out depending on the hop characteristics in the beer lets see. 12oz can pours a dark black in glass with foamy brown head quick to dissipate. Still smells pretty alcoholy, roasted malts, somehow reminds me of french fries, from McDonald’s. Heavy bodied with light carbonation that is noticeably still there. This drinks amazingly well at 10.5% after 3 yrs. Malty chocolate taste is about all there is, no alcohol burn whatsoever. At the finish I could see how this might pack an alcoholy punch. But this one taste great well recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (921) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
side by side comparison of 2010 and 2014 can
2010: beige dense head that disappears quite fast. coffee coloured. aroma is umami, soy, sweet, coffee boozy. taste like aroma. quite dense and creamy body, medium carbonation. 2014: beige dense head disappears fast too. coffee coloured. aroma is coffee. taste is coffee, grassy, earthy. quite dense body. rating is for 2010, i like it a bit more with some oxidised notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2194) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Absolutely black light brown lacing foam. Bitter chocolate aroma, bitter cold coffee taste, some chocolate notes, little cheese. Lasting coffee aftertaste. (Houston 201408)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMetal (2) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Poured an opaque black with a dense light grown head that hung around nicely. Strong coffee aroma with some chocolate in the background, also getting some raisiny notes. Very little hop aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the taste, with a firm bitterness from both hops and roasted malts coming through in the finish. Dark fruits coming through as it warms. Finishes a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1339) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour shared by solidfunk at ChurchKey during their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event. 2013 keg. Aromas of light booze, dark fruit, chocolate, roast, light caramel. Tastes of chocolate, roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Prefer this one fresh I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pour from can. Dark, dark brown with cinnamon colored head that quickly recedes. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste of bitter coffee, a little chocolate, some hops and a little too much alcohol on the finish. It's good, but not an elite imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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