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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Imperial Stout aged in oak barrel with tart pie cherries. The infamous Ten FIDY imperial stout aged for 10 months in an oak barrel with 36 pounds of tart pie cherries added after 7 months. A slightly lactic character carouses with big alcohol, cherries and roasty-chocolate flavors. The cherry cordial in liquid form. 10% ABV.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13660) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Cask at Hay Merchant. Pours a beife head. Aroma is chocolate covered cherries and wood. Thin mouth sweet roasted malt, chocolate, light cherry, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5413) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
On draft at Tasty Weasel for Ten Fidy Friday during GABF Week. Pours that Ten Fidy black as hell with a dark tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, sour cherry, wood, some tart qualities, and some lactic notes. Flavor follows: think chocolate and roast with big tart cherry and lactic, Very nice beer, but quite a bruiser at that ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
This version of Ten FIDY poured up at the brewpub on tap with the typical Ten FIDY amazing deep dark void look that supports an ample mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up a pleasing mix of deep dark roasted malts and chocolate brownie laced with a mild cherry to slightly sour note. The taste delivers a wonderful play between the rich dark roastiness, chocolate and sort of chocolate milk shake feel as well as some modest cherry fruit notes and a sour fruit note. Damn, this just all comes together wonderfully with terrific balance, depth and richness. Oskar Blues, I think I love you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at OB. Loved this brew! Nearly black, chocolate brown head. Tart chocolate covered cherries and a hint of roast and old woody vinegar. Flavor is sweet then tart, cherries, chocolate, roast, and wonderful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7373) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at the brewery, GABF weekend
Appearance: Black with no head
Aroma: Roasted malts, woody and sour
Taste: Roasted malts, woody, sour and soy sauce
Decent, but no my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Didnt really dig this much, it was clearly good just not my thing when I was digging a full 10 fidy vertical. Pours a similar jet black color with a small white head. A big sour funky nose with cherries and glue. The flavor was a battle between the awesome ten fidy roast and fruit and sour lactic notes and cherries. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
(Draught) jet black, dark tan head. Nose of cherry, rich fudge, subtle tsrtness, raisin, figs. Taste of cherry, smooth fudge, brownies, supremely drinkable, so rich and balanced. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
On tap at rare beer tasting at Rackhouse pub, 2011. Described as Stranahans Barrel Aged Sour Cherry Ten Fidy, was the first place I went for sure. Pour was oily viscous black with thin very dark tan head, aroma was intoxicating with big dark chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and a nice balanced dose of black, sour cherry skins. Taste was even better, somehow, with the chocolate and coffee making a mocha of the beginning, leading into a slightly sweet but mostly sour cherry note, leading nicely into a vanilla, bourbon and dark fruit middle, finishing oaky, dry, bitter, and nicely warming. Amazing, amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1845) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at the Paramount Caf Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Black pour with a brown head. Wonderful boozy dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit aroma. Beautiful blend of chocolate and cherry that is no where near as heavy as I would have expected. Slight alcohol warming. Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Tap, City Beer Store. Delicious soured imperial stout barrel-aged with cherries. This beer pours thick and black with very little head. The aroma is nicely balanced between Ten FIDYs rich dark malt flavors and what was imparted by barrel aging with sour cherries - oak, cherries, funk, sour. There is also a fruity vinous character to the beer. The oak has dried out the base beers flavor some. Brett funk is stronger than acidic sourness but neither flavor is too strong. Its actually a rather drinkable beer. I hope that we see more soured stouts in the future because Ive loved the few examples that Ive come across so far.

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