mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rust coloured with huge beige head and large circulating yeast particles. Very yeasty aroma. Flavour begins sweet and fruity, then turns yeasty. Another interesting bottle conditioned Belgian but like a lot of others I’ve had. Sorry, I just didn’t think it was exceptional.
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The appearance is a brownish brick red with floating yeasty sediments. The aroma is rich of caramel and cherry with hints of pear and dough. The flavor is very bold with cherry, citrus, and dark chocolate tones with a subtle coffee finish. It has a full mouth feel with soft carbonation.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Chocolate, raisins, dates, sweet malt, sour cherries, yeast, bread in the aroma. Clear amber brown with plenty of carbonation and pillowy off-white head that lasts. Toffee, dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig, date), molasses flavours. Lightly musty and yeasty. Some alcohol warming. Flavours marry well and each sip reveals new delights. Medium body, lively carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Bottle. Later rerate was 9-4-9-4-18=4.4 with largely similar comments.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep red brown colour with a diminishing frothy and rocky tan coloured head. Gingerbread, molasses, toffee, raisin, plum, yeast, and vinous aroma. Toffee, raisin, plum, vinous, and gingerbread flavours with a slight background acidity then finishing with a nutty, rummy, and alcohol bitterness. Full bodied, warming, rich, creamy, and smooth mouthfeel. Excellent at first sip at just absolutely fantastic by the last. Thanks Josh.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of spices, alcohol, fruit, gingerbread. Quite spicy. Apricots also seem to come out as it warms. Pours a cloudy orange-brown, thin head, large yeast floaties. Sweetness in the flavour, muted chocolate. Mustiness in the finish. The strength is in the smoothness. Well balanced, lively mouthfeel. Above average, but overrated at the 100th percentile.
Lunkie (1497) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral Armona with dark golden colour and wonderful head. Chocolate flavour with hints of malt and fruit.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this is the Rocs... Well well...
Nice reddish amber color, very fine frothy white head. The nose is spicy and sweet. Same is the flavor, candied fruits too. The body and mouthfeel is mediocre i think, nothin special there... But the Rocs is a pretty cool beer!
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours deep amber, a reddish copper color.   Head is off-white, large, and very frothy.   HUGE flakes of yeast floating about.   Super sticky lacing.   Cloves, corriander, candi-sugar, and spices on the nose.   Very inviting!   Up front I get a creamy mouthfeel, subtle hints of pitted fruit, cherries, slight caramel, a tad bit yeasty too.   Good body, good mouthfeel, but at the end I get a strange basement/musty aftertaste.   While not bad, I dont really look foward to the finish.   Still, its one to definitely seek out.   OH, and the 9% is very well hidden.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Pours with amedium head, brown color with a lot of yeast sediment. Nice aroma of alcohol, burnt caramel and spices. Enjoyable flavors of alcohol, roastiness and spices. Great beer.
Kodos (205) - USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a large long lasting head. Flavors are cherry, orange, sweet wine, slightly chocolatey, almost no evidence of alcohol. Just right. Finishes sweet with a slight mustiness. Overall highly recommended yet again!