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RATINGS: 2536   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (2078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Blind RIS experiment [Sample 15 of 20, 4/30/2015] Poured by Summer. Near black, sexy dark brown mocha head, medium duration, some lacing at first, but it doesnt last. Aroma: Rich. Chocolate and roast/char (need a code name for roast that makes me think of smoke / ash / char but still is actually in the roast category]. Smells nice, right down that line I seem to gravitate toward (on the rich and decadent side, with chocolate at forefront but still with solid dose of thick roastiness and just a touch of soy sauce so I think of slow roasted BBQ with just an undercurrent of coffee). Light marshmallow sweetness under there. Lots of lovely chocolate lasting in the finish of this one. Notably (and thankfully) missing: tin can and pie filling. Im digging this one, oh yeah. Digging on it hard. Well-balanced taste. Id guess this is on the 10%+ ABV side, but it doesnt feel harsh in any way whatsoever. This one is really nice. Full body, good carbonation, smooth velvety texture. Great mouth-coating sweet smooth chocolate syrup that lingers long after the drink is done. Overall: Great. one of the best yet. There have been a few that are "down the middle and boring," but this is "balanced, down the middle, and fantastic."

RB Rating: 8/4/9/5/17.
Observation: It occurs to me my descriptions are getting weaker. Maybe losing steam / running into some imperial stout fatigue? Only 5 more to go. This one came at a good time, though.
Guess: Could be Narwhal. Could be Expy. Whatever it is, I want more.
Would pay: $4/bottle for a regular thing; $5 once in awhile. I sure as hell hope its easy to find so I can remain well-stocked.
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(1/4/2013) Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, roasted grains and coffee. Pours motor oil black with small ring of tan head. Smooth, full bodied viscous mouthfeel. Mild bitterness balances the sweetness up front. Really quite nice. [8/4/8/5/17]


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Une des choses les plus noires que jai vues de ma vie. Opaque et pais comme de lhuile moteur use. phmre mousse chocolat, passablement fonce elle aussi. Nez de caf, de pain et de cacao, avec un peu dalcool. En bouche, dcadente srie de saveurs soyeuses, chocolat noir, amertume coupante, caf concentr, un brin de prune mrie au maximum. Toutes les saveurs classiques dun impy stout russi, mais encore plus intense et, comment dire... compltement fou. Un dessert dans un verre, mais sans mener lcoeurement. Cest merveilleux.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (737) - - APR 22, 2017
Can. Pitch black pour, small tan head. Malty nose, sweet malty taste with a roasted note. Not a strong as expected. Full body, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (3028) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Had this once from tap in a pre RB life, now a chance to retry. Draft @ Beer Temple, 5 oz sample. Pitch black color. Dense rocky brown head with good retention and lacing. Aromas: big roasted malts, chocolate. Retronasal its roast, drop, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet, with roast bitterness. Quite full bodied. Finishes with lots of roast, moderate to full bitter. Pretty much an oldschool imperial stout. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phagelund (135) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2017
Black colour with light brown foam. Aroma of coffee and dark malt. Thick beer with lots of bitter coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (451) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 18, 2017
A 12 fl oz can, canned on 13th October 2016, with a note that said Midnight on a moonless night. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was black in colour with a nice two fingered mocha brown head that had great retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing. Aromas of roasty coffee, rich dark chocolate and light char with hints of molasses and licorice. Tastes of roasted malts, molasses and dark fruit plum and raisins to start, followed by rich dark chocolate, roasty coffee, caramel and a light char. Finish is lightly bitter. Rich, velvety, creamy and smooth. Full bodied with moderate to light carbonation. Overall a wonderful Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues which is nicely balanced and great to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2017
Black, opaque color, fine, tall and lasting mousse. Very full body, dense flavor, hot and bubbly mouthfeel, lingering palate, tasty finish. Assertively bittersweet, very crisp. Predominantly dark roast coffee flavors, dried fruits, raisins, vanilla, hoppy and malty, ashy. A new favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnG_BrgNor (673) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
Can. Black with nice long lasting brown head. Aroma is coffe, licorice ans dark malts. Taste is roasted, coffee, leather, some dried dark fruits and some chocolate. Nice bitter ending.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Michi38 (123) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 11, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana obfita, brązowa, drobna, zostawia trochę lacingu, opada do zera po pewnym czasie. W aromacie dużo mlecznej czekolady i kakao. Smak znowu mleczna czekolada i kakao, pźniej wjeżdża kawa. Goryczka niska, wysycenie niskie, posmak czekoladowo-kawowy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maracuja05 (1105) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 11, 2017
29-03-17 // draft at Hopaholic Budapest. Dark black beer with big beige head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet malty, loads of coffeee, espresso shot, cocoa, chocolate, light vanilla.caramel. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - APR 4, 2017
Almost black with medium beige head. Bread aroma. Good roasted bitterness with certain slightly sweet bread notes in the background. Moderate sourness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.


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