bluejacket74 (1318) - 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.
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mnl corked and caged bottle.
Aroma: Dried fruit (apricots and mango) with hints of vegetable and spices (clove, ginger). This is a really complex and appealing aroma.
Appearance: Cloudy/sparkling dark gold with a rocky white head.
Taste: Light sourness and light bitterness playing off of each other with hints of sweetness at the corners.
Palate: Full body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Iím not overwhelmed or blown away, but Iím certainly not disappointed. This is a very solid and well crafted beer that Iíd seek out again.
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 1/26/2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, lemon, pear, apricot, pineapple, orange, honey, pepper, floral, candi sugar, wheat, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of malt and fruity/spicy ester notes; with decent spicy yeast ester balance with malt/fruitiness. Taste of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, orange, honey, candi sugar, pepper, floral, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus and tropical fruits, honey, floral, candi sugar, pepper, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a stronger balance of malt and fruitiness over spiciness; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. Great complexity of fruity esters and malt flavors with moderate yeast spiciness balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
decaturstevo (5015) - 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.
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.
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
~6oz pour from a bottle, at the brewery. Totally cloudy yellow orange golden color. Thin off-white head, good ropes and reaches of lace. Awesome banana, tropical fruity taste. Light, but satisfying herbs and spice. Bigger body, smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome full body and creamy texture, moderate bitter, awesome moderate sweet taste. Great light bit of alcohol warmth, works very well with the aroma. Fantastic tripel. Light citric acidity is the only mild complaint I can think of.
JaBier (4888) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.