jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle-Natifest courtesy Tmoney99-pours a big light tan head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt-musty, medium fruit. Taste is medium malt-musty/caramel, secondary earthy hops.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pours a dark, cloudy caramel with a small, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a swirl of toasted malts and herbal roots layered over light cinnamon and ginger with a suggestion of brown sugar. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Good balance – leans bitter, but only by a hair. Caramel malt and dark candy sugar accentuate. Finishes crisp, but hearty and warming. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Cream head. Aroma is sweet, dry, fruity, dates. Good damn beer.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, candy and yeast. Taste is medium sweetness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation. Pretty good.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Natifest ’11. Cloudy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted leaving good lacing. Good complex dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good fruity flavor with a sweet finish that had a moderate duration with no alcohol bite. Very good brew
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown hazed pour with tan head and lace. Brown sugar, light yeastiness, and bready aroma. Flavor mirrors aroma. A tad thin and fizzy but a nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a deep amber-red hued body with a small but lasting white head. Aromas are very fruity, estery, strawberry, dark fruits, prunes, alcohol, brandy and a lot of dark caramel (Special B). Flavors are sweet, malty, caramel, light leather. Very fruity/estery, strawberry. Light alcohol. For some reason a bit tongue numbing. Mouthfeel: very lively carbonation (way too much). Carbonic acid bite. Dry, medium bodied. Good for a new brewery.
BCAR (220) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle purchased on recommendation at Hi-Pace liquor store, Columbus OH. I was looking for some brews unavailable to me in IL and the phenomenal beer guy at this Quikee-Mart looking store pointed me in this direction. Wow was he spot-on wi this recommendation. This Dubbel was extremely enjoyable. Pours hazy, deep brown with some nice head. (Is there any other kind?).
Malty, roasted with the perfect amount of yeasty spice to it. Not too overblown with alcohol, but a really nice presence. Every sip was a well-balanced present for the senses. Finish is long-lasting and smooooth...
Seek this out when in Ohio.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 1/27/10. Hazy copper pour with a huge tan head. Nose of banana esters, caramel and a bit of dark fruit. Caramel malt flavor with Belgian esters, raisin and the same dry bitter finish the wit and saison had. This one had the most banana character out of the four, but still mild compared to most Belgians. Very nice.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, purchased a couple weeks ago at a tasting event at the brewery. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a cloudy cola brown color with about a half inch tan head that didn’t stick around for too long. Not much lacing left on the glass. Aroma is dark fruit, herbal and spicy hops, toffee and a little bit of cola. Taste is similar to the aroma, there’s dark fruit, spicy hops, bready malt, and some herbal and toffee flavors noticable. I can also pick up a bit of a smoky flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has good carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it’s smooth and enjoyable to drink. I think this is a good brew, just like all the other Rockmill beers I’ve tried. Definitely worth trying.