jcwattsrugger (10927) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle-Natifest courtesy Tmoney99-pours a foamy off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is orange zest, yeast, light malt. Taste is orange/lemon zest/peach, yeast, light malt, secondary spice hops. Semi-dry finish.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the kind soul that opened this at the last Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is yeast, sugar, and a sweet vinous fruit (candied grapes?), and some honey. Flavor is fizzy with the same candied grapes quality, honey, malt, and yeast. Interesting and very sweet tripel.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle corked and caged, poured a hazy orangish amberish color, with aromas of fruit, spice, bananas, and yeast. Tastes like the aroma but had a slight sweet aftertaste. It doesnít taste like a 9% heavy hitter.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice triple. Pours a little murky beige with all the yeast in it. Probably the sweetest triple that Iíve had. Notes of honey and yeast. Although itís good not sure it is worth the "organic" markup.
Tmoney99 (9977) - 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 í11. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted leaving excellent lacing. Strong complex dark fruit, brown sugar and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good dark fruit sweet flavor with a good complex sweet finish that had a moderate duration. Very solid brew
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazed orange/gold pour with creamy off white head and lace. Wheatiness, caramel, a hinto brown sugar, and abv. sweet wheat, rock candy, Belgain yeast and a nice abv warmth. A bit thin and a tad fizzy for me.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle poured into a tulip...Impossible cork to get out, had to get the wine opener. Dark honey gold pour with a tope head that rised a couple fingers then falls to half a centimeter. Good retention on the cap, ok lacing...The aroma is nice but light, not the typical tripel notes. Lots of yeast, light honey, no floral hops at all...The taste has more of the floral hop notes, but still not a ton, and lots of honey. There is a weird medicinal quality to it, thatís the organic compenent I believe. The taste is dry vitamins that you accidentally taste on the finish, really distracting...The feel is nice, full and dense, lasting...A bit tough to drink because of the finish but the 9% is hidden well.
A decent tripel coming out of Ohio but nothing outstanding from them out.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 1/27/10. Opaque amber/caramel color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, Belgian esters, coriander and raisin. A tiny bit of vanilla (kinda like in the saison) hits the tongue first, then a caramelly malt presence before spicy coriander and an earthy hop finish. This one made them 4 for 4. The beers arenít cheap, but very well made and right up my alley since Iím not big on the banana and bubblegum Belgians.
bluejacket74 (1182) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bought at the brewery yesterday after a fun tasting event there! Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, with a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is just excellent, the fruityness and spicyness stands out. The brew smells like bananas, peppery spice, floral hops, yeast and some bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some coriander. Great fruity and spicy taste! Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and is well carbonated. The carbonation is soft, which works well for this beer. Drinkability is pretty good, itís smooth and goes down very easy. I have to say that this is a very good overall brew, itís easily one of if not the best tripels Iíve ever had. A pretty impressive brew from a new local brewery. Hopefully Rockmill will be around for years to come!
beveritt (8) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having attended the grand opening , this is my first full beer from Rockmill. Picked this up at Whole Foods in Dublin. Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a Rockmill chalice. The label is the standard Rockmill label of a single horse standing in a field, but shaded blue with the name tripel embossed on the front. A sticker on the punt area of the bottle indicates that this was bottled 080710.
Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of nearly white head. This settles slowly, dropping to a thin yet complete coating of foam and leaving behind nice, spotty lacing. The beer itself is the color of honey with an increasing yeast cloudiness as I get further into the bottle. Some sediment remains in the bottle.
Smell: A honeyed floral aroma upfront with a distinct wheat tang and underlying biscuity malt. Residual sweetness in the finish. A very "big" aroma on this one.
Taste: Plenty of carbonation bite upfront, as expected for the style. This helps to deliver the strong flavor of honey sweet malt with underlying tones of caramel and bubblegum phenolics. Mild hop bitterness in the finish, with some associated spiciness. Lingers well after the swallow.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is higher than average, expected for the style, and displays the very tight bubbles of bottle conditioning. Body is good, slightly slick and viscous.
Drinkability: Happy to have a brewery in my town and even happier that they are putting beer like this out. Potent and flavorful with all the characteristics I have come to love so much in Belgians.