JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at World Of Beer for Arizona beer week. Aroma of coffee, bourbon-like alcohol presence. Flavors Cary from the aroma, vanilla, brown sugar, bitter chocolate. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at BA. Pours thick, black, completely opaque, with creamy mocha head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer of fine bubbles. Aroma: this has all the hallmarks of a big, beautiful barrel-aged stout. Vanilla is first in the door, accompanied by whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits. Smells like this is going to be sticky-sweet and delicious. And boozy. Taste: chocolate, roast, big alcohol presence. More roast bitterness initially than I expected, but gives way to a really nice blend. Everything a BA imp stout should be in taste as well it seems. Big sweetness tempered by big bitterness, with a somewhat dry but lasting finish. Bitterness borders on being astringent the longer I drink this, which is the only knock against it. Full body, thick, rich, velvet texture, average to high carbonation. Lots of warming alcohol in the end. Overall: this is exceptional. In a beer world full of barrel aged imperial stouts that are inherently likeable, even when they’re mediocre, this one does it all right and really stands out. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Not sure which barrel it was so put it here, on tap at Bigwood ’13
Pours black, minimal tan head.
Smell big bourbon vanilla, great complex rich
Taste sweet coco, roast, amazing chocolate
Medium body, sipper
Wow ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Brouwer’s, Seattle. Part of Big Wood 2013. Pours a dark opaque color, little to no tan head. Aroma massive, Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, cookie dough. Body full and rich, smoother than the regular version, with a well-balanced woody bite to the finish. Top class. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out big whiskey notes, and a bit of vanilla - not much of the base beer detectable on the nose. Flavour does, however - bringing out notes of lush chocolate and whiskey. The barrels don’t overburden the base beer’s elegant qualities, but instead accentuates the flavours beautifully. Silky, soft palate. Amazing stuff.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013. Black pour, with a huge nose. Seafoam candy, caramel, and vanilla. A little boozy, with dark toasted malts at the forefront. This thing is really, really big -- and quite tasty. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft sampler at the brewery. actually they had new 1 yr old and whiskey aged to sample. pure awesomeness. pours black with coffee head. deep roasted malts and coffee and hints of chocolate. flavor was one of the best. lots of roasted malts good flavor of the whiskey and barrel. a sampler was all I needed at that point. will get more Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Shared by Bill. Thanks man!
Served alongside standard TenFidy.
The appearance is identical to the regular version. Vey dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is also remarkably similar, with the addition of subtle whiskey. Delicate barrel notes with a slight tannic bite in the finish. On the whole, remarkably smooth. A top notch barrel aged stout. mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours dark with hints of oak, brown sugar, molasses, and very hot. Smooth with large whiffs of vanilla, cocoa, and licorice. This is quite delicious and something to seek out. alexsdad06 (10389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB ’12. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor was for the most part similar to the regular version of Ten Fidy; roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso but add a nice touch of the barrel. Oak and just a hint of whiskey that adds a hint of cherry are enough to enhance the base just a bit.