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RATINGS: 2413   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Canned 1/03/13 "One til November?" Appearance: As youd expect, the beer is pitch black with a pretty small head. The head is a dark brown, and the lacing is poor. Nothing out of the ordinary for an Imperial Stout, but its still very good looking. Smell: Probably my favorite part about this beer. I love the milk chocolate aromas I get, as well as the woodiness. I dont get any sort of coffee note from Ten Fidy like a lot of people seem to get. However, I do get plenty of sweetness and dark fruit aromas. Taste: Super sweet with dark fruits up front, and the finish is almost equally as sweet with some smokey tasting malts in there. I was expecting SOME amount of bitterness in this beer, but I actually find it to almost be cloyingly sweet. Keep in mind I havent had many ISs (maybe three or four), but this one seems to be the sweetest that Ive had. Once the beer warms up a little bit, the sweetness dominates even more. The smell turns much more heavily to sweet, dark fruit, and the taste does the same... cherries come out a LOT once the beer warms up a lot. Feel: Along with the smell, the feel is among the best parts of this beer. As to be expected, super thick, coats the mouth wonderfully, and just smooth as all hell. The best thing about the feel though is that it never feels syrupy despite the thickness. Overall, Ten Fidy is a good beer ... when its colder. Given its ABV AND the fact that its a big Imperial Stout, itd be hard to drink this one quickly. I find Ten Fidy to be much more enjoyable when its colder, as it gets much too sweet when it warms up, and the roasty tastes seem to go way in the background to the super sweetness. Id definitely try this one again, but $4 for a can and about $15 for a six-pack is a bit too high for a guy that doesnt particularly love RISs for the most part. Definitely try Ten Fidy and decide for yourself. While I certainly think this beer is better than a 15/20 overall, it was the most accurate way I could get my final score to be a solid 4.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (2807) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Can from Gambrinus. Pours a pitch, oily black with a 2 finger brown head that lingers. Looks like Hersherys syrup really. Cacao, treacle and light licorice on the nose. Creamy on the palate, chocolate milk with a lingering sweetness but also good dryness. Light lingering roasty, sweet chocolate milk and coffee note. A great no BA imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1360) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Can at Erzbierschof Monday Club, courtesy of DerA, many thanks! Pours pitch black with a little beige foam. Aroma is strong malts, coffee and chocolate, vanilla, aroma of a brew house. Body is heavy and intense, some booze, but continuing the flavours. Rich but atypical. Long chocolate palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axile (80) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2016
Can @ little Dublin. Pours black with a medium beigebrown head. Notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, fudge and macadamia nuts. Same in taste with a medium bitter finish. Great one!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob19a (143) - - DEC 3, 2016
16/20 very good imperial stout if not at the top of its class. Usual flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. Big taste, long aftertaste. Jet black pour, very mildly carbonated

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, hops, and some licorice; Warm finish & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clueo (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Awesome imperial stout! Pours a dark and foamy brown and is quite hoppy. Has the typical chocolate and coffee overtones of a stout. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1317) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 Chocolate Roasted malt aroma with a bit of a boozy alcohol finish. Taste is a deep roasted malt, chocolate, with a dry bitter hoppy finish. Not much sweet at all to this dark stout. There is a ton of body and flavor and in the taste the booze is well masked. Solid imperial stout, balanced and full flavored. Maybe slightly too bitter finish for such a deep bold body. Dropped from 3.9. I suspect there is a higher concentration of "heads" in here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Tap at Busters...always love this place. Served up in a 12oz snifter glass. Dark cola into black. Half finger of tan head thats committed to the cause. No sign of dissipating. Nose is chocolate and a little coffee. Taste is decadent chocolate and caramel dessert with a hit of espresso at the end. Noticeable bitterness towards the middle of the sip with an alcohol tingling mouthfeel to round out consumption. This is a big beer. Sticks with you and the alcohol content seems to grow with each sip. Good imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2469) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 15, 2016
0,355l can at home courtesy of Saeglopur. Canned 11/04/2015. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of milk chocolate, spices, earthy, caramel, bit milky, some vanilla, cocoa, coffee beans. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes earthy, sherry notes, cocoa, light licorice, lightly boozy, some cocoa powder, light soy sauce. finishes lightly bitter with notes of soy sauce, some sherry and licorice. good beer but expected a bit more. a bit heavy on the soy sauce / sherry notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma is intense, lots of dark malts, some berries and plums. Flavour is complex and intense, coffee and liquorice, long finish. Classic imperial stout but not my favourite.


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