Friday, July 2, 2010

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Ratebeer 4.09 100th percentile
Beer Advocate A

Taste +5

I never excepted this massive flavour from such a little can. The big, fluffy mocha head topped an inky black fluid. Oddly the nose was absent but it did emit an aroma of balsamic vinegar reduction. To say the mouthfeel was very full is limiting its influence. It was thick and creamy with massive burnt, bitter coffee, dry chocolate, cocoa and even milk chocolate sweetness. Just when you thought it was all over a slight citrus hop blast tingled the tongue.
Aftertaste +2

The long lingering of bittersweet chocolate and alcohol warmth was creamy and slippery.

Alcohol Content +1 9.5%

Hard to believe someone could fit all that alcohol in a small can.

Value +1

This is a big beautiful imperial stout, well worth the $4 price tag for a 355ml can.

Ingame Enhancement +1

This was another Seattle hotel room beer. No gaming to be had, just good beers and bad TV.
Overall 10/10

This is an epic impy stout with big flavours and big booze. The massive bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, coffee were lovingly delivered on a silky grapefruit peel.

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