Ten FIDY vs. Breakfast Stout

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

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  1. haddon

    haddon Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2009 Kentucky

    both are great but Ten Fidy wins with me.
  2. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Aspirant (218) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Ten Fidy. Don't know how anyone could call this beer overrated. It's amazing! (I had my first can two nights ago)
  3. ObiWanKushnobi

    ObiWanKushnobi Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Ten Fidy any day over FBS!
  4. jdaddy

    jdaddy Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

  5. BMitch

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
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    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. :sunglasses:
  6. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

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

    caponeduke Aspirant (239) Jul 28, 2011 North Carolina
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    Both are solid stouts but FBS is cheaper so it wins.
  8. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,638) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
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    Mactintosh vs. Golden Delicious would be a better analogy because they are both apples with different flavor profiles.
  9. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Breakfast Stout, hands down. Ten Fidy is syrupy and boozy.
  10. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You say that like it's a universal negative.
  11. DoctorB2B

    DoctorB2B Devotee (477) Jun 29, 2009 Virginia
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    I believe this is synonymous with delicious and amazing .... :slight_smile:
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  12. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    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 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    It is to me. I wasn't trying to state a universal opinion, just my own.
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  14. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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 :wink:
  15. PersianKittie

    PersianKittie Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012

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

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    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 Aspirant (203) Mar 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    My vote is Ten Fidy on tap.
  18. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,112) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

  19. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (447) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    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.
  20. stabbingcontest

    stabbingcontest Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2010 Massachusetts

    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.
  21. alamode

    alamode Disciple (394) Mar 25, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Ten Fidy all the way
  22. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Defender (624) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    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.
  23. hogansct

    hogansct Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    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.
  24. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    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.
  25. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (244) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Not 2012

    Thin, artificial, mess
  26. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Disciple (332) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    Agree with both being different, obviuosly. Slightly leaning towards FBS because I'm a coffee lover. But both great!!!
  27. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    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!
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