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RATINGS: 2516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Black in color with a large brown head. Aroma is of molasses, roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is of the same. Rich and thick motor-oil-dense body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5364) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. I cant believe that a world class beer comes out of a can. Dad gum it Osker Blues! It pours motor oil black with a dark brown head. Nose is roasted malt, alcohol burn, coffee, some coffee, slight licorice flavor, and dark fruit. A ton of yellow lace lines the glass when you swirl. Flavor is velvety smooth- very light on carbonation- with lots of ripe dark fruit, sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee bitterness. Starts sweet, and finishes with coffee bitterness. Slight bourbony alcohol flavor throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable beer! If it spilled I would lick it off of almost any floor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2009
2008 Can - Thanks CaptainCougar! - Pours a think black with a medium dark brown head...aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt...flavour is similar, rich chocolate, coffee, I get a bit of copper on the back end...good ABV that is pretty hidden..fun stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12oz. Can - Black as night, pours like used motor oil. Deep tan head with heavy lacing. Nose is heavy with roasted chocolate and coffee. Malty chocolaty earthy flavor that is absolutely amazing. Im new to craft beers but this is the first beer to absolutely "wow" me, Ive never tasted anything like it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Ten FIDY is a pitch black ale with a dense, caramel brown head that has excellent retention and really makes a mess of the glass. It has a resiny, roasty, chocolate-licorice aroma. It smells a touch sweet like molasses. It is heavy and smooth. The finish is clean and very dry. It tastes very roasted, like medium roast coffee, but it doesnt get too astringent. Once again, there are notes of chocolate and licorice. It is well balanced and action packed. The aftertaste is like sweet resin. Its a formidable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Beautiful pour - black (even while pouring) with a burnt mocha head. Big roasty aroma, with toasted marshmallows, black coffee, and bitter chocolate. Theyre absolutely right about the Whoppers. This is a big, thick brew! Flavors are more dry than sweet, with cacao, roasted coffee and burnt caramel covering a bit of molasses. Almost thick enough to chew. Very, very smooth and entirely enjoyable. MAN am I impressed with Oskar Blues!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at The Big Hunt, Washington, DC. I might have rated it lower from a can, but on tap, this stuff is dynamite! Pours black, with a dense brown head. Thick lace that hardens into a crust. Appearance of burnt motor oil. Nose is huge--coffee, chocolate, smoke. Falvor is malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, malted milk balls, earth, alcohol, unbelievably complex. Thick, viscous, sweet, fillinf, shifting hues of flavor, over-the-top strong. I couldnt have survived more than one pint of this stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adavis234 (287) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
12 oz can. Deep black body with a thick, lingering, chocolate colored head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with coffee and alcohol notes as well. Cocoa chocolate flavor with a bit of a roasted coffee flavor and a tingling finish of alcohol and aluminum (from the can). A delicious, surprisingly smooth chocolate stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Can from South Bay Drugs: Such the most blackest stout I have witnessed in a long time. Creates a huge abruption of violent dark brown colored head while a sweet and strong dark chocolate fills the aroma occupies my area. There are instant flavors of tartness which then leads to a sweet blend of chocolate and roasted down black malts. The drink is easily consumed but lacks a more fuller and creamier palate but Im overly surprised that this imperial stout came from a can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Can, thanks to Alaskanwarren for this one. Opened for our "Reeser Got Married" tasting. Oily black, deep red-tan head. Bright salty licorice and sea air nose. Oily chocolate and cocoa powder flavor, intense and demanding. Ultra thick, full mouthfeel, giving that gorgeous melting chocolate sensation. Full, but without too much sticky. A pleasant Imp all around, but the mouthfeel--thats truly fine. Thanks Brian!

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