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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.


KajII's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Can. The pour was a deep dark muddy black with a very thin (less than 1 finger) medium brown creamy head that was fully diminishing and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of burnt cereal malts and a leathery doughy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and also had a mild alcohol scent. It tasted sweetly bitter with a moderate note of coffee at first and finished with a nice smooth bitter chocolate coffee flavor and had a slight alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor stayed with you for a nice long while after the swallow allowing one to enjoy a nice coffee mocha ending. Mouthfeel was quite full in body and very creamy in texture with basically a flat carbonation. Overall a GREAT Imperial stout, with lots of flavor and hardly any notice to the high alcohol content.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is powdered chocolate and coffee. You can taste a little alcohol. Great!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (425) - 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 (961) - 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 (65) - 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 (518) - - 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.


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