Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Colorado
United States
Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.

Profile

ABV: 
10.50%
IBUs: 
70
Served at: 
42°
Malts: 
Two-Row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This American Imperial Stout is a prime example of a beer that not only looks dark, but also smells dark. The coffee notes are as intense as any double espresso and the roast aroma comes across like 50-year-old charred wood. These two complex characters are initially balanced by the caramel-like sweetness of the malt. But the beer becomes even more complex thanks to the alcohol and dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Beer this dark can be tough for some to approach, but if you crave big flavor in big alcohol beer, this American take on a well established style is as good as any.