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RATINGS: 2092   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Dark mud black pour with a tiny tan head. Mostly coffee and alcohol aroma. The taste is much of the same. Wasn’t my favorite from Oskar Blues but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lauter (2) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
This beer pours like cream, very viscous. It is black and midnight and pours a great head. I found the aroma light considering the bold taste. Medium roasty malts with a hint of chocolate and caramel on the nose. The taste is bitter with a slight sour note. It has a nice mouth feel and low carbonation. The finish is slightly astringent and leaves a nice bitter flavor on the back of the tongue. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (21) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz can, poured into a bowl at approximately 50 degrees F. A: Pours almost exactly like used motor oil (much like the eponymous brew from Harviestoun), a syrupy black with dark brown highlights. Once in the glass, that’s it for any glimmer of light getting through it, save perhaps a little through the thick brown head. Said head stays around a while before collapsing slowly and gracefully into a cap and thick ring. S: Rich dark chocolate right up front, over a malt bouquet composed of blackstrap molasses and toffee-sprinkled bread. Fruit wafts through the aroma as well, cherry and plum, and there’s more than a little suggestion of a scotch or bourbon whiskey. T: Bitter baker’s chocolate meets dark-roasted grain for a morning duel amidst the backdrop of an orchard of plum and cherry trees, still ripe with morning dew soaking into wet earth. Mild sweetness alternates with earthen, roasty bitterness, forming a well-balanced and lush flavor experience. Malt notes abound, from toffee to cocoa to molasses, all wound around over-ripe fruit and grounded in a mix of black earth and wet tree bark, finishing with a warm glow of alcohol. F: Full, thick, creamy, and smooth, this brew clings to the teeth and tongue as if it has suckered tentacles. Carbonation seems mild, just present enough to keep the beer from feeling flat. O: This is the first Oskar Blues product I have actually enjoyed, but it is a phenomenal one. This encompasses most of the experience I want from an RIS, and I’d be hard pressed to say what, if anything, is lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (220) - - OCT 24, 2014
pris dans un market de new-york lors d un voyage d un noir obscur on sens la torrification tout suite et un cote chocolater et onctueux c est une biere qui est tres gouteuse avec un cote expresso j avais hate de goute a cette biere et j ai eu la chance d y goute et c est sur que j aurais ca a proche de chez nous j en aurais beaucoup dans mon frig

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1651) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Holy crap...viscous, abominable and bursting to the seems with big roasted malts. Tons of chocolate, smoky roasted malts, coffee and big heavy alcohol. The pour is purely black with a creamy tan head that clings to the glass all over. Smooth but intense with big smoky chocolate notes, heavy espresso notes. RObust and intense with a great afterburn of booze and roast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz can from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is boozy, roasty, and malty, with hints of molasses, chocolate, and bug spray. Mouthfeel and taste is syrupy, sweet, and creamy throughout, and finishes with a slight astringency. Pretty fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from a can. Poured a beautiful thick dark color. Aroma is sweet and syrupy. Taste is sickly sweet like raisin and cherries, not my favorite. Each taste made me pucker a bit less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
Draft at 3floyds brewpub. Pours a pitch motor oil black with a tanned brown head. Nose has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and burn malts. Very coffee driven. Taste is all about roasted espresso and molasses. Smooth chocolate coats the palate. Dry coffee bitterness to finish. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1001 (2) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
If you like dark this one is for you. A very rich tasting beer with even favors that are layered to make a complex flavor experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2653) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
355ml can. A thick black pour with a chocolate brown cap. Messy lacing. Rich chocolate nose, roast, caramel, coffee and a hint of licorice. Taste has big roasted malts that bring out black coffee beans, and dark chocolate, some caramel. Finishes with decent bitterness, lots of dark coffee and roast notes. Some alcohol at the end, long aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Overall a very solid imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopbag (100) - - OCT 19, 2014
Dark black and thick. Complex malt profile with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Nicely balanced sweetness and slight lingering hop bitterness. Excellent go-to stout.

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