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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFanDan17 (1088) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Wow--this is serious. This imperial stout is incredible. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Black as night with a creamy head. Really unique and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Im sorta over the whole big beer/imp stout thing, even in the winter, so i have trouble getting excited about these. Having said that, this is pretty fing solid. Little alcohol taste and lots of roasty flavors. Super chocolatey and creamy to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (3042) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Can, picked up at Beverages 4 Less. Pours thick and black, like motor oil. I’ve never had a canned brew that poured like that before. Pitch black in my glass. Strong roasted malty aroma. Some alcohol is present, along with some vanilla and black licorice. Slick oily mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Somewhat bitter malty/coffee finish. Solid impy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3107) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
I was on line for Oskar Blues at Brewtopia 2008, and they ran out of this before I even got up there, in the first 15 minutes of the festival. Awesome aroma: roasted coffee, chocolate, malts and a whiff of alcohol. The appearnce, true to its style, is a beautiful brown/black, chestnut brown head. The flavor is roasted coffee, cappucino, oats. Very thick, chewy mouthfeel. The finish is slight warming from alcohol, but a substantial bittering, from both the roasted malts, and the hops. Starts out sweet, finishes bitter. Very nice effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11361) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark brown with a large tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is a very sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a rich roasted malt, coffee, and oats. Hides the alcohol well, a very impressive Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Reviewed 11/6/2008 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX): Pours an inky black hole color body. Big tan head, good lacing, somewhat diminishing. Coffee alcoholy aroma, dark fruitiness, some dustiness. Coffee taste, watery, hot. Dusty. Warming upStill a little hot, dusty. Malty, dark chocolately taste. Eh, not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11880) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On draught at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Pours jet black with a medium thick dark brown head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Loads of roasted malt in the nose along with chocolate and vanilla coffee. Rich and velvety body with flavors of malt and mocha with a nice balance of hops in the background. The finish is malted chocolate with a tasty bitter coffee finish. Very good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (668) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Can. Pours like used motor oil, thick, black, almost completely opaque, with a thin tan head, good lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, caramel and oatmeal. Medium-thick body, crisp. Tastes like it smells, but the oats come through even stronger in the flavor, and the alcohol flavor is strong. It became sweeter as I drank, perhaps due to warming. A dry bitterness is powerful, especially in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, and coffee. Taste was of very dry roasted malt and wood, with a big chocolate and coffee punch. Alcohol is hidden well. Delicously thick and dry. Different than many other stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
One of my favorite impy’s. Classic can full of chocolate and coffee flavors. Pours darker than used baby dipers. Tons of malt on the nose. Great beer for winter drinking. Sipper.

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