hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2010
In my long established career of amateur beer analysis, I have not come across a darker beer. This beer is darker than death. Like every other imperial stout blah blah chocolate blah blah blah blah coffee blah blah. This beer differentiates itself with its retroslang name. Fidy? Is that Fifty? Is this 50 cent’s homebrew? Beyond this, being the beer connoisseur that I am, I at first mistook this for a commoner’s keystone ice. What gentlemen sells fine beer in a can? nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Canned. Viscous pour with chocolate colored head. Rich and creamy with an initial sweet malts, roasted coffee, and chocolate followed by some subtle bitterness from the hops. Picked up on some molasses and toffee....excellent beer from a brewery I had never heard about. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12oz can from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a jet black with no head to speak of. Beautiful...just like motor oil. Aroma is all malt...roasty, chocolate, coffee. Full on the palate with a nice oily finish. Taste is roasted malt and coffee. There are definately more complex imperial stouts out there, bu this is an excellent beer nonetheless. This has to be in the top two or three canned beers available right now. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Can thanks to drowland, actually reminded me of motor oil when I poured it out of the can, a little different, pours dark black with a small diminishing brown/tan head, aroma is strong of sweet malt with a touch of raisin and booze in it, the flavor is intense and has nice chocolate touches in it that hides the alcohol, very smooth finish, good brew. HighlanderOne (1317) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Poured from can. I’ve been looking for this one. Pours like black paint. Aroma chocolate, cherry, ginger and root beer. Looks like your typical stout. I taste very dry cocoa, oatmeal, a hint of cherry in front. Vanilla notes. I expected this to be sweet - it is not. Silky Milk / alcohol feel, not the "milkshake" I expected. Drier and more complex than advertised. Despite my expectations getting blown away, this is still an excellent stout. I will enjoy the 3 remaining cans over the winter.
brp10 (59) - USA - DEC 18, 2010
Great, strong imperial stout. One of my new favs. Pours nicely, and great overall palate. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
Can thanks to Owen. Pours a very oily jet black with very rocky dense tan coloured head. Great looking stout. As expected big coffee and dark bitter chocolate aromas. Some roasted malt also shows through. Aromas of roasted malt and decent grain bitterness. Dry finish. Very full oily mouthfeel. Very soft car bonation. Bloody good beer. JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
Super dark black with very little to no dark brown head. Mouth feel was very rich, creamy and smooth almost a milkshake like texture. Truly magnificent. Taste hints of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and black licorice. Over all very good beer but lacking carbonation/head retention.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Opaque deep purple/black color. One finger of thick medium brown head. Average retention and plenty of lacing.
4.0 S: Dark fruit stands out the most, especially prune. Then medium roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. A little bit of floral hop. Very nice.
4.5 T: It has everything that is good in an RIS and none of the bad. Everything in the nose is also in the taste. Dark fruits (PRUNE BOMB!), chocolate (still going with semi-sweet) and medium roast coffee. There is also a buttery diacetyl aspect from molasses I assume. There is no solvent-like taste or overly harsh burnt taste. Very very nice.
4.0 M: Full bodied. Plenty creamy, but a little undercarbonated for my liking.
4.0 D: Damn good. Best RIS I’ve had thus far. Also BY FAR the best beer I’ve had from a can (I’ve also had Old Chub).
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 02-01-2009 21:33:04 jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 12, 2011
Can. Pours black with 3/4 inch dark tan head. Aroma is Whoppers and dark fruit. Flavor is Whoppers, chocolate, and dark fruit. Very nice stout.