Ten FIDY vs. Breakfast Stout

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

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  1. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Well, which is it? Trying Ten FIDY this afternoon for the first time. Going to try to honest evaluate it versus Breakfast Stout. What's your opinion?
  2. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    Breakfast Stout. I wish I could get it here.
  3. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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    Totally different beers, both of which are delicious.
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  4. raly03

    raly03 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 Illinois

    Ten Fidy straight from the can wins :wink:
    I actually might do a side-by-side later tonight. Thanks for the idea.
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  5. MeBeerGood

    MeBeerGood Initiate (19) Jan 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    I would take FBS any day and twice on Sundays over FIDY. But, that's just like my opinion man.
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  6. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (203) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    too close to call.. send all unopened cans and bottles to me and i will re-evaluate.
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  7. mtbdonn

    mtbdonn Devotee (435) Dec 15, 2009 Colorado
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    It's going to come down to personal preference. Both great, but I prefer the Fidy. First can beer I've had in years!
  8. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    What's better apples or oranges? They're both fruit. :confused:

    Yet another completely worthless "vs." thread. :flushed:

    They're both delicious and completely different.
  9. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Defender (659) Nov 15, 2009 Ohio

    I'd say it depends on how much you like coffee in your stout. Breakfast Stout is VERY coffee-forward, whereas Ten Fidy is much more on the chocolate end of things. Also, Breakfast Stout is a couple of bucks cheaper per 4-pack.

    I love them both, and Breakfast Stout is perfect when I'm in the mood for a coffee bomb, but I'd say Ten Fidy hits the spot more often.
  10. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (726) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    It seems like it would be better to ignore it (have it drop on the board) or explain the differences in a constructive manner. :wink:
  11. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    If only there was place on this site where people share their impressions of specific beers and describe each brew's characterisitics in detail...Now, that would be great!! People wouldn't have to clutter the forums with 20 threads like this one everyday....:rolling_eyes:


  12. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (205) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Easy choice for me on Ten FIDY, but I don't like huge coffee flavor in my beers, so I am biased.
  13. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

  14. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Sure it is. Screw these guys bitching that it's apples versus oranges. It's stout versus stout! Sure, one's an imperial and the other is an oatmeal, but the question is regarding personal preference. Don't like it? Don't post!
  15. tkarsies

    tkarsies Aspirant (282) Dec 27, 2005 Ohio

    Just getting Ten Fidy in Ohio. First chance to try last week. If you are shooting for a coffee stout, FBS is definitely a go-to. Holds up pretty well to aging for at least a year or so. Ten Fidy is definitely more of a classic impy stout...more along the lines of Stone IRS. I have been drinking FBS for awhile and it is one of my favorites; would give it a bit of an edge if just for familiarity. Both are fantastic, though, and should be on any stout lover's list of beers to drink.
  16. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 Michigan
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    FBS all the way for me! Its my go to beer.
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  17. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Both are phenominal beers, but if I'm at the beer store and only have the money to buy one or the other, it's FBS every time
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  18. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Wow, OP, getting a bit hot about this aren't you? This is exactly what I was getting at earlier: stout vs. stout? Ten Fidy and FBS are two completely different styles of stouts with completely different ingredients. I doubt you'd compare a marzen with a pilsener even though they are both lagers.

    All I'm trying to get at is that these types of threads are pointless. They all eventually devolve into inane banter and/or a debate over which brew is "better." Then the thread gets locked. All you're going to get is a bunch of subjective feedback; you know your own preferences best. The point of having a review section on this site is to provide a place for people to look up different brews. Use it as a resource. You can discover the characteristics of different beers and then match some up with your preferences and make your own decision. The information you're looking for already exists and it's most likely much more detailed than anything you'll get from this thread. Just spend a few minutes looking at the reviews.
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  19. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    If we're going for the chocolate taste, I'd say Narwhal is better than Fidy. I've never had a beer that had that strong bakers chocolate taste. Now a better comparison would be espresso Yeti vs. FBS. Which do you guys prefer?
  20. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    According to Chanokokoro, we're all just wasting our time...
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  21. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Who cares about Chanokokoro.
  22. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    Coffee oatmeal stout vs a Russian Imperial stout very different beers in many ways. But in the end I enjoy FBS more that Fidy
  23. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    I just don't understand why there is ALWAYS someone taking/wasting time out of their life to bitch about something that no one asked them to bitch about (yes, I'm currently bitching).
    If you don't like the topic after the first few posts, just move on to another site (I like the topic).
    It's so easy.

    I like reading other people's subjective opinions on TASTE.
    either answer or ignore, hey seuss christ.

    that being said...Ten Fidy...never caught obsession with FBS.
    that ALSO being said, if anyone wants to trade FBS for some CCB, let me know.
    we get plenty here.
  24. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (461) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Never tried either but I have some Ten Fidy waiting for me at home when I come back to the states. Looking forward to trying it.
  25. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    Both Great Beers, but different. I like coffee so I'd say Breakfast Stout. Plus it also depends on buying. 4 packs of Breakfast Stout are about $5 cheaper around me than 4 packs of Ten Fidy, so I guess it depends who's buying too.
  26. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,338) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (824) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I agree. I prefer my imperial stouts without adjuncts like coffee and choclate
  28. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Espresso Yeti is So much better than FBS, I dont even... Theres no way! :slight_smile:
  29. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Oregon

    What? No Blackout Stout enters the mix? That shit rules.
  30. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (205) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Have you had Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout?
    If not, I would recommend.
    Talk about a strong baker's chocolate taste...
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  31. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Ten Fidy by a tiny margin.
  32. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    If I drank one right after the other, my answer would change with each consecutive glass.
  33. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,170) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    FBS for me
    Plus it has a baby on the label. That really bothers my wife. So it is a plus.

    Ten fidy is great though
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  34. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2012

    To be fair, that baby is kinda creepy.
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  35. redlegacy

    redlegacy Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    Breakfast stout
  36. headyhopzhead

    headyhopzhead Aspirant (276) Apr 9, 2008 Indiana

    No contest baby! FBS all the way.
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  37. headyhopzhead

    headyhopzhead Aspirant (276) Apr 9, 2008 Indiana

    Lemme see. 10-12 bucks for 22 oz of Yeti or 9-11 dollars for 48oz of FBS. Easy choice for me! FBS every time.
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  38. SirWalkAbout

    SirWalkAbout Aspirant (265) Dec 6, 2011 Texas
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    Ten Fidy for sure
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  39. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (735) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I agree with parts of most comments here. Apples to oranges however if I had to only choose one to drink it would be FBS hands down. Much smoother than Fidy. Fidy has a bitter finish to it which I could not drink as often. Just my opinion.
  40. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    FBS for me all day long. Last time I even bought Ten Fidy was when I found two year old cans - in cold storage - for $11 a four pack. Even then, I found myself thinking that I wouldn't buy it again unless it was a similar price/age ratio. Fresh (and closer to $15 a four pack now), I don't even think about purchasing it. But again, personal preference.
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