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RATINGS: 2479   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Ten FIDY Imperial Stout This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 65 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
wowza. worth the hype. thank god for oscar blues IDGAF attitude! it smells like licorice and burning motor oil, and tastes sweet like some sort of poison with a slight astringent finish. awesome for sneaking into baseball games and the like!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
This beer is amazing. It pours like oil out of the can and smacks you in the face with a high alcohol smell. Surprisingly well balanced and easy to drink...for what it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Ten Fidy from a can in a Stone RIS snifter. Pours super thick and viscous with a really voluminous, sticky chocolate milk-colored head. Aroma of deep malt complexity, alcohol, hops, and loads of roasty goodness. Slight bitter roasted twinge on the back of the palate. Lots of malt and hop complexity comes through - dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, charcoal. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2009
12 fl. oz can from BOTW (a guess because Ive had it for a while in the cellar), served at cellar temp in a Maudite snifter.

App.: The deepest and darkest of blacks with a very deep mocha head. Looks very thick and heavy. Aroma: Quite fruity, lots of dark dried fruits but also some tart berries, vinous, alcohol is evident, some pine notes, some dark chocolate and black coffee, espresso, some organic acids. Palate: Full body, oily, velvety and smooth, luscious. Flav.: The tangy fruit and organic acids are up front, with stern dark chocolate (very high cocoa content) behind that, the pine and resinous hops is a bit more apparent that on the nose, a little cardboard maybe; on swallowing, a warming wash of alcohol, some of the pine hops, dry with fairly high bitterness that is more on the sides of the tongue, maybe due to the acidity?, lingers for a long time like good dark chocolate.

This is certainly a big beer. Not quite there for me, would have liked more sweet aromas and flavours somehow...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
Can @ lbutikken. Black color with brown head. Roasted malt coffee chocolate. Taste espresso bitter chocolate roasted malt. Best caned beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Wow, fantastic beer. Pours thick and black as night with almost no head. Im noticing lots of chocolate and a hint of coffee on the nose. Chocolate, malt, coffee and a tiny hint of hops finishing very smooth and well balanced. I will drink this beer again and Ill do it alone, I refuse to share something this good with people who wont appreciate it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 This pours black with brown edges and a thin filmy head that barely starts to develop before disappearing completely. The aroma is nice; oats, roasty malt, coffee, pine, molasses, all mixing in well. This is creamier and softer than expected with some flavors not picked up in the aroma. Smoked wood, chocolate, dark fruit with piney hops provide some bitterness. Very smooth with very little alcohol showing and whats there works well within the overall flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Original review date 3/29/2008...Deep, dark, Texas Tea espresso/Jolt cola-color with thick, compact dark maple walnut/praline head and great lacing. Heavy alcoholic tinge with tinny tones of earth, slate, grassy hops and double-roasted coffee and malt - a little unbalanced; not quite beautiful chemistry but blown away nonetheless Wow. Burnt espresso, heavy ring of bitterness from coffee and hops. Mild sweetness - abundance of everything and way over the top. Finishes very thick with nice, harsh coffee tingle. This ones for quality, not quantity. Sip, savor and enjoy in moderation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Can. Pours an opaque black with a deep tan, one finger head that has good retention and leaves some good lacing. Aroma is black licorice, cherry Twizzlers, maple and brown sugar oatmeal. Taste upfront is oily and velvety on the palate with chocolate milk, espresso gelato but then goes to dry, bittering hops and ends with a long, dry, roasted barley and raw cocoa finish. Not a super outstanding impy but the best beer on the planet that comes out of a can so that deserves some bonus points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 12oz canned August 25, 2008, enjoyed August 21, 2010. Trying some aged 10W50 tonight...hopefully my tolerance will allow me this 2-year old can plus the 1-year old can in the same night for some comparisons. Pours thick black with a very small DARK brown head, one of the darkest heads Ive seen, shame it was so small and short-lived. Reduces to a small ring and very faint wispy island, leaves just a few temporary spots of lacing. Aroma is rich black coffee...lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and roasted malt, a little bit of anise and dark fruits round things out. Flavor is roasted malt, anise, cherries/dark fruit, some coffee & chocolate, very low alcohol presence. Good, but not the best tasting Ten FIDY Ive had. Mouthfeel is medium bodied for an IS, low carbonation, sticky. Well, the muted alcohol was nice, however this seems to have lost some of the characteristics Ive enjoyed in this beer in the past. Definitely curious to see what the 1-year old can has in store.
Aroma 8, Appearance 3, Taste 8, Palate 3, Overall 18, Score 4.0

12oz canned Sept 25, 2009, enjoyed August 21, 2010. Pours thick black with a small, fizzy, and quickly dissipating dark brown head, reduces to a small ring and doesnt leave much lacing. Aroma is of moderate strength and features some coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, dark fruits, mustiness and alcohol, quieter than other versions Ive had. Flavor is some strong coffee, somewhat burnt, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, some dark fruits and a touch of sourness, also only of moderate strength. Alcohol makes more and more of a presence as it warms and becomes fairly distracting. Mouthfeel is thick compared to all beers, but medium bodied for the style, low to medium carbonation, oily and a bit sticky. Good, but easily my least favorite can of this Ive had. While never reviewed, the 2007 batch ranks in my memory as the best one yet.
Aroma 7, Appearance 3, Taste 7, Palate 3, Overall 17, Score 3.7

Original Review July 3, 2009:
12oz. can. Pours black, literally like used motor oil. Blackest, thickest substance Ive ever seen come out of an aluminum can. Small dark brown head. Some lacing, but very temporary, doesnt stick to the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts, cofee, and some chocolate. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate with some coffee, roasted malts, and a bit of the hops rearin their head, and is also long-lasting. This years is less chocolaty than the previous years. Low carbonation, thick and rich. A top-notch imperial stout. Ive bought a number of 4-packs over the past year and will definitely buy more. Enjoying this one along with a Hershey bar and theyre a great combo!
Aroma 8, Appearance 4, Taste 9, Palate 5, Overall 18, Score 4.4

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