MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s "Has anyone seen my stool?" tasting.
Black body with a tan head. Big malt and chocolate and an excellent tarry note. Smoky leather finish. Damn good beer.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured deeper cola brown with a lovely initial cap of tan head.. if the head didn’t fizzle out so quickly, it would’ve been a 5. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of coffee that was chock fulla creamer.. warm and decadently sweet.. I wanted to warm some up, but it didn’t happen. The flavor found coffee and a touch of chocolate at the sweet core.. veins of lactic and green coffee bean sourness rode through the end.. a little fruit and berry influence along with roasty coffee and lightly soured milk on the long finish.. a tad sharp on the aftertaste. Medium-bodied and a bit grainy on the palate.. the sourness became slightly annoying by the end.. overall decent balance and flow. This was a very good brew that I’d gladly drink again.
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Thanks to shaun for this one. Very dark brown, lasting tan head. Lots of coffee, bit of ashtray, lovely coffee beer, good in mouth. Good coffee if a tad camp.
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG - thanks to someone! Huge chocolate nose.. man! Very big and soft and smooooooth. Coffee bean, oatmeal, some citrus hops but it’s quite light. The taste has a ton of coffee in it, peppers?, chocolate, mud, roasted things, very odd dark tropical fruit, ashes, licorice. Huge coffee and dirt. Finishes well enough to want more.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.
[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, strong coffee, dusty coffee, ash. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 (Batch E016)
Big coffee aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st July 2010. ChrisOs Pre GBBF - ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Opaque black beer, good tan head. Coffee - minerally on the nose. Rich sweet espresso coffee. Smooth. Some yeast. Nice.
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Tasting ’10. A typically attractive stout - dark brown, oily on the glass with a fine & creamy tan head. I’m no coffee expert but I know the difference between fresh and stale and the aroma reminded me mostly of a used filter with roasted malt notes coming through, making it slightly more appealing. Flavour-wise, it’s a different story. The coffee notes are crisper and fuller, accompanied by big mid choc tones and a demerara sugar sweetness with coffee and chocolate in the finish. Soft and quite dry mouthfeel, a touch oily with a medium length finish.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of coffee, combined with medium notes of chocolate and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee bean aroma. Coffee in the flavor but not as much. Not very high roast level for these kinds of things, and doesn’t quite have that pungent coffee oil quality in the taste that would push this over the top. But still quite a nice beer.