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Ten FIDY vs. Breakfast Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mcrago, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. haddon

    haddon Savant (285) Kentucky Jul 13, 2009

    both are great but Ten Fidy wins with me.
  2. Ten Fidy. Don't know how anyone could call this beer overrated. It's amazing! (I had my first can two nights ago)
  3. Ten Fidy any day over FBS!
  4. jdaddy

    jdaddy Savant (410) Pennsylvania Nov 19, 2010

  5. BMitch

    BMitch Savant (285) Virginia Jul 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think the claims of "overrated" are mainly due to the higher price compared to similar offerings. For instance at my local TW it's $15.99 I believe for a 4-pack of Ten FIDY, while Expedition Stout (a superior beer IMO) goes for $16.99 a sixer.

    That said, I think Ten FIDY is great and have a couple cans left in my fridge right now... But considering I've already gone through 3 cases of FBS this season, it's rather obvious which one is my favorite of the two. :cool:
  6. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    Both are excellent beers. I would be tough to choose one or the other. I wish both were distributed here.
  7. caponeduke

    caponeduke Savant (335) North Carolina Jul 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Both are solid stouts but FBS is cheaper so it wins.
  8. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Advocate (570) Illinois Sep 1, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Mactintosh vs. Golden Delicious would be a better analogy because they are both apples with different flavor profiles.
  9. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Breakfast Stout, hands down. Ten Fidy is syrupy and boozy.
  10. You say that like it's a universal negative.
  11. DoctorB2B

    DoctorB2B Savant (490) Virginia Jun 29, 2009 Beer Trader

    I believe this is synonymous with delicious and amazing .... :)
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  12. Hilarious..."Devolve into inane banter" Anyone else find this comment, based on its message to be a little bit ironic? Just a tad?
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  13. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    It is to me. I wasn't trying to state a universal opinion, just my own.
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  14. I figured, but I've read so much stuff BAs post in threads & reviews such as "it's a boozy mess" instead of "the alcohol is not well integrated/masked/hidden imo" or "I don't personally care for a strong barrel note", etc. Some people might actually like this and/or the brewer may have actually intended the beer to be like this.

    Wasn't trying to, nor am I presently, flame/pick a fight.
    It's clear you don't care for Ten Fidy and that's perfectly fine.
    More Ten Fidy for me ;)
  15. PersianKittie

    PersianKittie Aspirant (45) Dec 22, 2012

    The baby on the label is just adorable so of course FBS.
  16. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Well the good news for 2013 is FBS is expanding to a sixer, I prefer the FBS but have to hand it to Ten Fidy in being amazingly smooth and creamy in mouthfeel from what I have had since it came to Ohio. Gotta try the cans I've only had it via growler purchase.
  17. wunderbeer

    wunderbeer Aficionado (245) Pennsylvania Mar 11, 2008 Beer Trader

    My vote is Ten Fidy on tap.
  18. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Had never tried either until last night when I had my first FBS. I was shocked (in a great way) how smooth it was and the perfect balance of the coffee flavor. Big, big fan.

    I have a Ten Fidy, haven't gotten around to trying it yet.
  19. bought some Ten Fidy the day it hit stores this year, one of my all time favorites.

    havent bought a single FBS this year.

    but thats just me.
  20. alamode

    alamode Savant (385) Massachusetts Mar 25, 2007 Beer Trader

    Ten Fidy all the way
  21. Baker's chocolate is dark, dry, less sweet, and slightly bitter. None of those qualities are in Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate. Stuff is like straight dutch milk chocolate.
  22. I had both for the first time this year and thoroughly enjoyed each one. I agree that both have totally different flavor profiles. I'd probably find myself drinking ten fidy late night, while I enjoy FBS with/as breakfast on the weekends or mid-day. Price definitely comes into play for me, so I drink FBS more frequently. It's around $10-11 around me while Ten Fidy is $15.99.
  23. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I enjoy the FBS. It's not my favorite thing ever, as I tend to prefer the more assertive nature of an imperial stout. Damn good beer though. I should be getting my first taste of Ten Fidy next weekend, and I can't wait.
  24. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (450) Illinois Feb 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Not 2012

    Thin, artificial, mess
  25. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (560) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Agree with both being different, obviuosly. Slightly leaning towards FBS because I'm a coffee lover. But both great!!!
  26. Ten Fidy is far superior IMHO. FBS is a WAAAAAAAAY over rated stout! It's certainly a good beer... but a 99? WTF? No depth of flavor in either the nose or the taste. It's all black coffee! That's it! It's a one note guitar solo!