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RATINGS: 2362   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2008
I REALLY want to like this beer more. The look is AWESOME, with a dark brown head, about 1/2 inch high, leaving a cap and lace all the way down. Darkest head I have ever seen on any beer. Pours thicker than any beer I have ever had before, much like a 30W oil, AFTER months in the engine. Aroma is great, EXTREMELY roasty, with burnt notes. There is some notes of higher alcohols in the nose, but they blend well with the roast. Flavor is where this beer falls apart. HUGE notes of fusel alcohols, and I am expecting a big headache from this. The higher alcohols form a hot, astringent character on the tongue, very slightly overwhelming. The roastiness and malt is great, but the fusels are too much. I recommend sharing this, as 12 oz seems way too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drlb81 (9) - - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
first impression is that very velvety, very thick, prominent bitter chocolate aroma and taste. long lasting aftertaste with the same features. not a very complex but well balanced heavy imp.stout rather on the bitter side by roasted malts and espresso, with compensating mild sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfredvik (1636) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
This one looks like crude oil, both when it comes to the pitch black colour and the incredibly viscous pour. The head has a lovely dark brown colour, but it’s quite small and short-lived, it doesn’t stick to the glass, and after a few minutes all that remains is a thin ring of foam along the walls of the glass. The strong aroma is of course very malty, with lovely notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and chocolate sauce, with fainter notes of coffee in the back, along with dark dried fruits and leather, and even hints of vanilla. Intense flavour of chocolate, slightly salty liquorice, dark caramel and dark dried fruits, with a backdrop of coffee, leather and alcohol. The taste is moderate to heavy sweet with a long-lasting heavy bitter finish. It’s full bodied, it has a smooth and creamy texture and a soft carbonation with the tiniest of bubbles. A fantastic beer!
[35.5 cl can, enjoyed 4 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (689) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Data puszkowania: 10/01/2015
Kolor: Czarny jak asfalt. Całkowicie nieprzejrzyste.
Piana: Początkowo bardzo obfita, jasnobrązowa, średnioziarnista. W miarę upływu czasu redukuje się do zera. Pod koniec degustacji zniaka już nawet milimetrowa obrączka. Na ściankach kielicha pozostają tylko pojedyńcze plamki.
Zapach: Pierwsze akordy to bardzo mocna czekolada, kawa z mlekiem i ziarna kakaowca. Po ogrzaniu ciasto czekoladowe w klimacie "Murzynka", ciasteczka "Pieguski" z czekoladą i baryłki czekoladowe. Super-przyjemny zapach!
Smak: Miazga! W przenośni i dosłonym tego słowa znaczeniu. Miazga kakaowa, ziarenka kawy, czekolada. Po kilku łykach orzechy, karmel i ponownie czekoladowe pralinki. Zaraz potem solidna paloność. Ależ ten smak jest wielowarstwowy! Goryczka znaczna, ale króciutka. Słodki, czekoladowy, ale nie mulący finisz. Gładziutkie odczucie w usach, mięciutkie, aksamitne jakbym jakiś krem czekoladowy w płynie wypijał. Obłędnie zwarta, gęsta tekstura. Alkoholu po prostu tutaj nie ma! G E N I A L N E !!!
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Powiem szczerze, że dla takich piw jak TO - warto żyć. Oscar Blues był pierwszym browarem w USA, który zaczął puszkować piwa craftowe na szeroką skalę. Potem znalazł wielu naśladowców. Jest to mój pierwszy puszkowy RIS w życiu. Odczucie w ustach jest wręcz nieprawdopodobnie aksamitne, gładkie, kremowe. Fenomenalna faktura. I ten smak! Istna abrozja w płynie. Masa czekoladowych sugestii: ciasto typu "’Murzynek", mleczka czekolada, pralinki, ciastka "Pieguski". Potem kakao, ziarna kawy, paloność, orzechy. Jest tego tak dużo, że nie sposób wszystkiego wymienić. Top 10 moich najlepszych RIS-ów!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
themightyjag (372) - - MAY 21, 2016
355ml can from Brewdog shop. Small tan head, good lacing. Dark black body. Nose is coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is marshmallow, chocolate, cream, a little booziness on the finish. Massive thick mouthfeel, light carbonation, a little bit chew. No real hints of the strength here, such a tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (267) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Pours pitch black with a tanned head. Aroma; Chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruits, nuts and liqouorice. Taste; Coffee, chocolate, dried dark fruits, liqouorice and some nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (3148) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Brown head. Black body. Roasted malts, dark fruits, dark caramel, berries in aroma. Soft taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, juicy liquorice, nutsauces - fine roasted finish. Feels good, soft carbo, warming caramellish alco driving up the taste. A very fine sipper. [35.5cl can f Systembolaget]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (855) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
Small can from Bottle Jockey in north Burnaby. An inky black brew, with generous dark tan head and heavily roasted nose. A coffee and chocolate flavor explosion, and easily the equal of Old Rasputin. De-foicking-licious! 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (444) - - MAY 7, 2016
12oz can. Dark black color with a tan head. Roasted malt coffee aroma. Dark chocolate cherry upfront with a smokey finish. Very smooth heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1476) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 7, 2016
W aromacie wyraźna pralinka i czekolada deserowa, likier czekoladowy, karmel, może niezbyt złożony, ale arcyprzyjemny. W smaku gładkie, kremowe, doskonale ułożone, dominuje gorzka czekolada, podwyższona goryczka, jeden z tych bardziej palonych risów, brakuje mi nieco więcej słodszych, czekoladowych wtrętów, ale i tak jest doskonale. Jakby nie patrzeć trade w/@Biroholik, wielki dzięki!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
That’s a brute. Just about black, with a toffee coloured head that lasts longer than most of its ilk. Full body, but not gloopy or too oily. Complex aroma; dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with some cherry in the background. Flavour is a mixture of chocolate and creamy coffee, with some nuts and a touch of chilli. Very bitter finish.

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