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Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
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.