gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12 oz can. Pours black with just a touch of tan head. Aroma is of booze, cherries, anise, and coffee. First taste by far surpasses the aroma. Full of coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, light cherries, vanilla, and touch of anise. Nice boozy burn on the finish, with just a touch of cough drop... Excellent. Thanks for the recommend MrBunn cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
"I’ve had some Ten Fidy a couple times before, but thanks to slowrunner I was recently able to hunker down with a whole can all to myself. It was the 2nd craft can of the evening, which coincidentally was the 1st snowfall of this winter season. Midnight black pour, thin brown head and lots of spotty lacing. It was poured into my Chimay chalice and looked very good. Rich, abundant aroma of dark and hearty malts, toasted nuts, buttery toast and cocoa. Velvety smooth, very soft and rich. Sweet with a nice bitter push. Creamy chocolate, rich fudge and buttery cookie flavors coupled with coffee and cream. Aftertaste lends to mild red wine and chocolate covered cherries. Canned on 12/22/08 so just about a year of rest for this magnificent stout." madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
16th September 2008. Imperial stout in a can! Opaque black beer. Silky smooth with a repressed coffee start and a clear and distinct sweet fruit note of blueberry and blackcurrant. Warming semi dry finish with a little toasted malt in the aftertaste. Goes down very well indeed! spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Can from Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo. Pours an opaque black body with a short lived medium sized brown head. Some light lacing. Aroma is sweet candy, chocolate, booze, wine, and some roasted malts. Flavor is mocha, vanilla, slight coffee with sweet malts. A bit cloying sweet caramel finish. Super smooth, full bodied. Alcohol is noticable but not overbearing. Another really good canned beer from OB. jazz88 (2677) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Can (Sept 2009). Black and thick with a dark ominous looking brown head. Rich roasted almost burnt malts with a somewhat understated chocolate and coffee flavor.
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Nose is chocolate with some dark fruits. Pitch black, nice milky coffee head. Creamy, lightly carbonated but just right. Chocolate up front, with tons of roasted malt and a surprisingly robust hop profile. Some citrus, some pine cone notes. Insanely drinkable. Very good beer. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Poured from a 12oz. can into a stemmed glass.
The color is a dark black with a slight brownish head that did not last. No lacing so far.
The smell is a little chocolate syrup flavor. It has a pretty strong caramel flavor with a bit of a peppery flavor.
The taste is is dark chocolate with creamy notes. Some hints of licorice with some espresso flavor and toffee.
The feel is medium bodied that is pretty surprising for an Imperial stout but it is the first that I have had a can. It does down easy and has a limited aftertaste.
gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2010
Canned at Cardinal, Stavanger Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorices and hops. Very smooth and balanced, alcohol is hidden very well. A good one reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2010
This viscous, thick, chewy dose of roasted malt and chocolate is quite possibly one of the finest brews that I have tried. Inky black as it drains from the 12 oz. can, this is as dark as a black hole as no light can penetrate it. Wonderfully hoppy but balanced by the enormous malt flavour. Not only a great winter beer, this may breed some great recipes in the future. Desert anyone? Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, and a bit of something herbal. Mint perhaps. Flavor is moderately bitter and boozy. The coffee lingers on the palate. Thick and smooth mouthfeel, just a bit astringent. A very good stout.