RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is coffee beans and black olive tapenade with hints of cinnamon. Medium sweet, with a nice bitter backbone from the dark roast and hops and a good bit of smokiness in the finish.
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Black/dark brown edges. Lovely impy stout. Good choc and coffee flavours.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber shared at our Epic Chicago Tasting and poured into BA taster.
A - Pours black, very little head, thing ring, no lacing.
S - Dark fruits, chocolate, hot alcohol. The alcohol here was a little too much for me.
T - Same as nose...too much alcohol...not hidden well at all. Dark fruits, chocolate, some spice, brown sugars.
M - Light to medium, not as much body as I was expecting with a slightly dry finish.
D - Meh. Average, at best. Way better stouts right down the street at any Binny’s.
fonefan (42888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.
[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, tobacco, licorice, light burnt. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, tobacco. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
31st July 2010. ChrisOs Pre GBBF - ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Opaque black brown beer. Good tan head. Soft palate - a tad dry. Rich dark malt - creamy. A little fruit. Slightly toasted malt. Finishes dry with some coffee.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. Deep ambery brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, caramel, some fruits and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, mild dark berries, some slight coffeeish notes as well. Pleasant imperial stout.
Ungstrup (33469) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer with a brown shine under a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt as well as some notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of roasted malt and a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry and roasted finish.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz, bottled 2/10. Dark brown with tan froth and lacy speckles. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and hay. Milky medium body with moderate carb. Taste is malt and mocha fading to grass and licorice. The roasty notes are balanced nicely by the sweet chocolate. Very good.
planky84 (2725) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Chris O’s ‘Raise the roof’ tasting. It be a dark brown pour with a foine tan head. I smells smoke, wood, the darkest chocolate and some burnt caramel. The flavours be of malts, chocolate ’n’ coffee with a sloight bitterness. Smoky, bitter finish. AARRRRR!!!
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Shindig ’10. Very dark brown, near black. Ashy vegetal aroma with some yeast. Sweet cardboard taste, but in a good way. Some bitterness.