overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2412   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2009
12oz can. Poured a thick, oily black with a 2 finger, dense, dark brown head. Malts and alcohol are the aggressors in the nose with some notes of coffee. Flavor is burnt somewhat astringent malts with a sharp alcohol bite. Very creamy/oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. As the beer warms some bitter chocolate becomes more apparent. Finishes with a good dose of hops bitterness. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore (631) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
A- Pours a dark black hue letting very little light through. Deep reddish brown head which is absolutely decadent. S- Smell consists of roasted malt and coffee. A bit faint. T- Taste is predominately roasted malt, deep brown sugar notes, coffee. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This was a pretty tasty imperial stout. Not my favorite but it looks great and is very solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Pours like motor oil with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Overall a very solid RIS. Velvet mouth feel and full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2009
12 oz can. Pours a dark, thick oily black color with a small tan foamy head. Nose is chocolate malts with some dry bitter chocolate and a nice sweet hersheys note as well. kinda odd that all that contrasting odors is in there, but it is. Palate is thick and chewy with a nice mouth coating on the swallow. Flavors are chocolae with lots of roast dark malts and camp fire, smores kind of things going on.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Black with a creamy tan head; probably my favorite beer on looks alone. Somewhat light on aroma for the style; coffee and malt. Somehow sweet without a ton of chocolate in the flavor; molasses and coffee seem to be at the forefront.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
CAN. Pours blackish-brown engine oil body. Slight chocolate aroma. Palate is great - taste is extremely well balanced, ery sweet and no alcohol in the flavor whatsoever.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Can as image shows. Split with JRedmond. Pours like motor oil after about 10,000 miles of hard driving.. identical in both color and consistency. Nose is burnt roasted malt cocoa, sharpie pen, and Toasties. Taste is sweet with tons of malt. No indication of 9.4. Wondrous brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
pours black. sweet malt, toffee, roasted malt nose. flavor is much the same as the nose with some booziness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaby (84) - , Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2009
From a can, gift from SpringsLIcker. Very little tan head which clears quickly leaving a lacing on the glass. Chocolate flavor with some bitterness... more bitterness than sweet. Alcohol taste very present with a bitter aftertaste. Not one of my favorite imperial stouts. To me, a bit unbalanced, but drinkable. Could be the beer was a bit past its prime. I would like to taste it on draft and in prime aging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
This beer poured blacker than Samuel L Jackson and developed a perfect fingers head. I couldnt see bubbles in the swampy liquid, but carbonation was satisfactory. The flavors hit you in the mouth instantly, and leave you just as quick, very standard flavor profile for an RIS, roasted coffee, dark chocolate notes, with an odd aftertaste. Im not that impressed and this beer doesnt really live up to the hype.


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