Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Draft. Black, dark brown head. Boozy aroma, taste is oily chocolate with prominent whiskey. Not bad. playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pour is mahogany with little to no head. Nose of malts, syrupy molasses, whiskey, hops, gingerbread cookies. Taste is more of the same, whiskey, hops, malts, coffee and slightly smokey. Very smooth bitter hop and alcohol finish. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Black pour with little to no head formation. Sweet nose with a slightly smokey, peaty whiskey note. Smooth and chocolaty flavors with a little brininess around the edges. Some more peat and earthy moments going on here too under the normal ten fidy malt/hop interplay. Fairly smooth and refined but a touch too briny to be loved. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Churchkey in DC. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2010
A: Pours a motor oil black with a slight tan head that leaves around a decent amount of lacing.
S: Good, fresh whiskey nose alongside the usual characteristics of Ten FIDY. Nice complements.
T: The whiskey flavor was really nice. One of the better whiskey-aged beers that I’ve had, and much better than the straight-up version, which I don’t particularly care for unless it’s quite aged.
M: Fairly big bodied with a bit of an alcohol taste.
D: Very tasty. Not amazing enough to need a second glass, but certainly something I’d like to have around if it’s ever canned.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-09-2010
22oz, counter pressure filled on 9/19/10, red-waxed bomber courstesy of scott at CBX who pulled this from his personal stash for me. thanks so much, scott! pours a thick, perfectly carbonated, jet black with a dark, reddish-brown head and great lacing. aroma is wonderful, very unique in the world of BA impy stouts, with big notes of vanilla angel’s food cake, coconut, toffee, and oaked vanilla with hints of raw coffee, roasted malt, and candied almonds with just a hint of chocolate. flavor is absolutely delicious with notes of tart black cherry, fig, and plum balancing the sweetness of the dark chocolate, roast, and vanilla up front with the oaked bourbon, charred coffee, and toffee notes coming through late and finishing with hints of molasses, roasted nuts, tobacco ash, and burnt brownie crusts. palate is thick, rich, and full bodied with immaculate carbonation and a long, complex finish of roast, dark fruits, and bourbon. overall, an absolutely magnificent brew that i’m lucky to have tried.
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Tap @ The Tipsy Crow. Pours a viscous black with a creamy tan head. Big nose of cocoa dust, vanilla, wood, toffee and bourbon notes. Very creamy and smooth on the palate, amazing stuff! kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle. Courtesy of kstrickler on BA. Pours a deep brown/black color into my tulip glass. The head is rather minimal but what I can muster is a toasted tan color. As I swirl this around a brown thick skin coats the glass, this thing is fairly thick in body me thinks. Woody, earthy, slight soy aroma along with dark chocolate, vanilla, and a slight touch of the whiskey. Being that I really like the regular Ten Fidy, I was really excited to try this version and it does not disappoint. Very smooth and well blended with the notes of oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate taking center stage. Very minimal alcohol notes as well. Overall, I really nice beer that I wish I had more of! Heavy mouthfeel. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Sweet and vanilla and oaky version of the base beer. Honestly, I prefer the original. But this is still awesome. hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Just smells like alcohol. I am afraid of this beer. Edit: this is alright, still sweet with overdone flavor though. Okay, but I have to be honest that I am a bit disappoint... Even with the ibuS. Whiskey is great and all but you don’t see me combining vodka and beer and proclaiming myself a genius do you? No you do not. Keep the wiskey in its own barrel and lets not try to do exotic things for randomness sake. bhensonb (15852) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at The Tasty Weasel. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aromas of whiskey and dark malt. Full+ body and minor carbonation. Flavor is very burnt malt/some sugars/fair amount of oak. And whisky pervades all. Super excellent. Extreme whiskey influence.