Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This amazing beer pours a cloudy honey golden with a very thick head of off white lace. Nose has hints of oak, whiskey, honey and floral hops. Deep and rich complex flavor that starts out with bourbon like notes, broadening into a more tripel style with decent hops and a slightly sweet middle. Finish is warming, alcohol evident. Toasted oak presence with carmelized sugary honey/brown sugar flavor around the edges. Very deep and complex beer. Very awesome.
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Scot for sharing this one. Cheers, my friend! Pours a hazy yellow-brown with a white head. Nose is apple, yeast, booze, some bourbon, and oak. Flavor is a nice blend of sweet malt, some booze, some yeast, some oak, bourbon, sweet apple, and caramel. Light to medium in body, and sweetly boozy overall.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jcwatts at 5K/10K/4K. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon zest, grass, yeast, mild spice and light fruits. Medium body.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jamesís 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Musky and a touch skunky, musk and a bit of warm yeast. Lingering yeast and musk on the finish.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle corked and caged poured a light cloudy orangish yellow color with aromas of light whisky, grain, light sweet fruit and a touch of spicy yeast. Flavors follow suit light fruit and booze up front by some yeasty aftertaste. Thanks to the kind person who brought it to the tampa weekly tasting, this was a pretty good beer.
Ratman197 (7631) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a large lasting white head. Aromas of whiskey, straw, pineapple, oak, light vanilla and light spice. Palae was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, pear, whiskey, oak, light vanilla and light spice with a crisp lingering fruity finish.
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nicely carbonated beverage. It has a cloudy wheat like color. I picked up on sweet whiskey, wood, yeast, grains, straw, and fruits. The flavor is of medium whiskey, yeast, oak, sugar, malts, pears, bananas, clove, and wheat. The finish is of whiskey, yeast, a wheatwine, and leaves a cool dryness in my mouth. Overall this is a relaxing and a good brew. I think the whiskey is more potent in comparison to the other ingredients and it loses me there.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a hazy orange brown color with a trace of rising bubbles. On the nose it is full of sweet fruit, honey and some whiskey barrel touches. The palate follows the nose with a nice toasted oak background. Nice balance between barrel flavors and sweet round caramel fruit. Could use a little more bubble to clean up the mouthfeel and the slightly sticky finish but overall a solid beer.
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large, dense off white head. The aroma has whiskey, oak, yeast, some fruit, citrus, and sweeter light malts. The flavor has oak, whiskey, probably enhances the sweeter malts and fruits, spicy, light peppery notes. Comes off a bit boozy at times. The Rockmill beers have all been solid, but are a bit pricey.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GonzoIlliniís Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a richer hazed golden yellow hue, touch of darkness, frothy whitish haze as a firm ring, laces well and sticks around. Aromas are sour lemons, yogurt, and straw. Bready and dough, some touches of yeasty dryness. Banana, apple, tartness. Touches of wet oak, gentle spirit. Initial is dry and a touch clove ridden up front, spice adnd coolness, gentle yeast, apple, yogurt, coolness. Mellow sweetness, spice and an herbal quality overall. Touch of menthol, coolness, mellow spirit grows, dryness comes in through the middle and backend. Touches of straw, pear, and spice. Pretty nice, a bit more vibrant up front trailing into a mellow dry and spicy backend and finish, perhaps focusing more on barrel and the spirit there. Solid.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Rockmill chalice/red wine hybrid glasls. Pours a translucent gold with almost no head to speak of. The aroma is very lightly whisky laden with some sweet, estery undertones sneaking through. The taste is fairly sweet and a little warming on the tongue. The barrel comes through, but not overly abundant. Iím glad I finally got a chance to try this beer. Iíve been after it for awhile.