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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Ten FIDYís huge-but-comforting flavors hide a hefty 10.0% and 98IBU. This version is aged in whiskey barrels from Stranahanís Colorado Whiskey (Denver, CO) to create an even trippier extreme beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Draft, at EBF NOTB 2/15/08. Poured nearly pitch black, with a bit of a reddish hue, capped with a moderate sized mocha head. Big roasted chocolate malt aroma, with subtle wood and whiskey. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors are nicely complimented by whiskey and oak, which is more apparent towards the finish. Mellow, oaky finish replaces the bitterness of the standard ten FIDY. The barrel aging is subtle and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2008
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, roastiness, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, light licorice, and chocolate with a more carbonated than expected mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3857) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: A beautiful pour! Appearance was dark black with a thick tan colored head. Aroma of smoke. Taste mostly roastiness, some whiskey, and I could only get faint notes of chocolate. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
EBF NOTB. Lightly roasted aroma, not much else. I donít think the barrel aging helped this one. The flavor was chalky roasted malt and burnt chocolate. It had a good amount of flavor, but I didnít think it tasted very good. The burnt roast / chocolate and whiskey just didnít come together in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
EBF V NOTB. This was my first beer of the evening, and unquestionably remained my favorite from beginning to end. Looked absolutely gorgeous even in its two-ounce sampling glass, thick, dark, red-brown, chocolately head over a perfect black body. Aroma nice with notes of chocolate and a good deal of roastiness, but nothing that prepared me for the awesomeness to come. Waves of chocolate and berries (dark cherries, raspberries, boysenberries) flood the mouth. The whiskey never overpowers but merely adds layers of sweet complexities. The hops, while not the showcase, keep everything in balance the whole way through. The body is at once as full as can be, and as smooth and gulpable as can be. I canít think of any way to improve this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: February 09, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: strong wisky aroma on top of the rich chocolate
Flavor: the rich sweet bourbon flavor covers the chocolate and adds some alcoholic burn

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 17, 2007
Mode: nitro
Source: brick store
Score: 3.4 to 4.1
Appearance: black, creamy tan head that forms as it rests and then slowly fades away leaving bits of lace in its wake
Aroma: rich milk chocolate and sweet licorice aroma
Body: huge thick body
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor grows and enrichens, the bourbon is much more subdued and is well balanced with the chocolate rather than covering it as before, the sweetness from the bourbon tempers the normal hoppy bitter edge, a touch of alcohol grows out of the bourbon, a bit of a bitter powdery dry dark chocolate character in the finish
Overall: the bourbon and chocolate play tag team for dominance until the bottom of the glass, picking up just a hint of oak that manages to sneak past the bourbon

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: November 07, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: big bourbon and black chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich sweet dark chocolate flavor, vanilla and bourbon sweetness, roasted and oak bitterness, hops manage to work their way through to add to the bitter finish, after several pints the dark chocolate and bourbon dominates, oak and roast melds together really well, coffee bitterness gets a bit too big after a while, pint after pint the roasted grows to the point that the bourbon sweetness can just barely keep up to balance it
Overall: needs just a bit more of the caramel sweetness to be the perfect chocolate bourbon candy

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 28, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate and bourbon aroma
Flavor: big roasted flavor, sweet caramel, touch of vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of barrel tartness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Tap at HDG. Pitch black beer with a thin brown head. Lovely aroma, deep, rich dark chocolate, soft vanilla and sweet oakiness. Chewy malts with light cherry/dried fruit in the back. Lots of sweet whiskyish malts, but without any oaky astringency. Earthy chocolate, toast and dark sweet caramel. Heavy molasses and lots of plummy/pruney dried fruit. Heavy charred roast towards the back. Intense sweetness up front but there is plenty of hoppiness to counter it. Earthy bitter finish. The oak and whisky are very well-integrated into this one. A fantastic Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 23, 2007
# 600. On tap at the Hop Devil Grill. Sampled via wine glass. Pours a pitch black with a medium brown head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and black cherries with a hint of whiskey. Taste is thick, rich and creamy dark chocolate with black cherry and whiskey undertones. Excellent !!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007
On tap @ HDG. Wow. Deep dark brown in color with a nice fluffy tan head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Malty chocolatety caramel aroma. Nutty, toffee and roasty notes. Malty whiskey and roasty flavor. Vanilla and oak notes. Full bodied. Taste is oak. Rich and creamy. Well balanced. Very smooth. Very drinkable. Definitely would have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Tap at HDG. Black with decent ring of tan on top. Aroma full of whiskey, yet not to the point of overwhelming the nose, which is a major problem in some other barrel-aged beers. This smell ended up being very inviting, adding along notes of oak and vanilla. More whiskey to come in the taste, which is well controlled and not abrasive. Finished off with plenty of roasted coffee from the base beer. Glad I got to try this one.

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