Cask Aged Tripel - Rockmill Brewery
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3.26/5 rDev -18.3%
Appearance: Pours with the thinnest layer of head which instantly dissipated and was in no way present while drinking. A sparse bubble of active carbonation shows up occasionally. The color is a muddy orange/brown, looks like a glass of apple cider.
Smell: Orange peel and booze hit on the front. Vanilla, earthy spices, and coriander comprise the body. Cloves, banana, and medium bodied fruits show up on the back end. In the end though a rather untamed alcohol heat wins out in the end.
Taste: Pears, cinnamon, toffee, and oak all greet the drinker. Plenty of boozy heat on the body drowns out some banana and cloves accents. Vanilla and some dark fruits shine on the back end with round herbal spices. The boozy punch of the body fades some on the back end to a low roar.
Mouthfeel: Lots of boozy sting. Some pleasant whiskey dryness is left behind. Carbonation of this brew just killed me, being completely non-existent.
Overall: I really do not know what to do with this brew. Red flags flew as a got a barely audible *pop* as I opened the bottle. No carbonation throughout is so odd, especially for the style. Some interesting whiskey flavors shine but there is so much booziness it burns through. This is a new brewery to my area so I'll give them another do, but this is an odd one for sure.
08-14-2014 05:12:50 | More by KFBR392
2.75/5 rDev -31.1%
Thanks for the second time tonight to fiver29 for this, an extra in a recent trade. 375ML bottle split with my wife as we warm up our livers for the Great Taste.
The pour is orange pulp orange with widely scattered bubbles that number less than three score & five. The nose is bouncing around on me, elusive as an ugly redhead. Bubblegum? Belgian sugar? Tons of sweetness, but in & out. Strange.
Cask Aged Tripel is drier than Charlton Heston's powder. My mouth, my palms, my armpits, the carpet, & the toilet are all air-dried in the instant this hits my inner skin. Beyond that, it's strange. Belgian yeast, dehydrated candied sweetness form the base, but that's it for the tripel. Flippant remark of vanilla arrives late. Heavy from the lack of carbonation: half the small serving will be enough for me.
Feels like this beer has had the volume turned down to 4. Other than the dryness, it's muted, the flavors flat. My first taste of Rockmill has left me cool & indifferent. Not bad, but mediocre is a reach.
08-08-2014 03:27:57 | More by maximum12
4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
A: The beer is very hazy pale golden yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apricots and peaches are present in the smell; these become stronger as the beer warms up and some whiskey also becomes perceptible.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of golden fruit but toasted oak and vanilla from the barrel aging become noticeable,and particularly stand out in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer starts off smelling like a tripel but really gains complexity in the taste as you start getting the whiskey barrel aging. It is a lot more interesting to drink compared to other beers in the style.
08-02-2014 19:07:57 | More by metter98
3.29/5 rDev -17.5%
Bottle extrad my way from a recentish trade....and since then, it has actually hit local distro. Enjoyed from an oversized wine glass.
a - brew pours a rich orange with a thin oily yet bubbly head that dissipates quickly leaving decent lace on the glass.
s - nose is nice leading with a zesty apple bubblegum with some alcohol phenols tickling.
t/m - taste is fairly boozy and the body is rather thin. Alcohol soaked apples with whiskey.
o - overall fairly meh. I am a fan of tripels and this just misses the mark. Seems like the wrong marriage of a beer and a barrel. Drinkable, but not my thing.
07-04-2014 01:55:25 | More by cosmicevan
3.4/5 rDev -14.8%
poured from a bomber onto tulip glass.
the first glasses with a semi-aggresive pour yield only a momentary, thin head that dissipates into nothing. beer is crystal clear straw yellow. when i killed the bottle, the beer was hazy orange - my guess is that the bottle-conditioning settled at the bottom.
smells of whiskey character, maybe some oak, slight alcohol esters, some crisp apple scent mixed with perhaps a bit of lemon? not a strong belgian smell.
tastes of whiskey, slight oak, alcohol esters, slight crisp apple, maybe some pale malts but very very faint. mouthfeel is thin and watery.
i'm not super familiar with tripels, but this beer does not stand out to me, and at 21$ a bomber, i certainly wouldn't go for it again. the whiskey flavor is overpowering here, and the 10.5%abv is pretty prominent as well. plus the mouthfeel is nearly like watery. i consider this beer pretty forgettable.
06-23-2014 03:24:18 | More by zhivago373
4.43/5 rDev +11%
A: deep amber thickly clouded and opaque; incredible foaming produced a massive head, and even the bit in the bottle foamed up considerably
S: sweet orchard fruits dried on wood; bright and perky and floral
T: sweet fruits delivered along the lines of peach and pear; subtle wood and vanilla; whiskey toast-points in a dense canopy of lush fruits and booze
F: fuzzy and smooth, tingles of spice and booze; lively and full-bodied
O: I really enjoyed this, but I tend to be a fan of barrel-aged pales, like tripels, so there's probably some bias. The tripel base for the beer shows excellent craftsmanship in the Belgian tradition, and the whiskey-barrel wood elevates the ale, lending dryness, woodsy-ness, and the hint of whiskey to this deeply rewarding beer.
06-14-2014 19:34:17 | More by Greywulfken
4.01/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a hazed golden amber with basically no head. A touch of a vanilla nose. I get clear barrel influence throughout. Not a lot of whiskey to speak of really, but mild hints of it. Same degree of fruits; barely an accent. Almost a soft kind of feel to it, as if it were a liquefied fabric. I've noticed this on several other barrel aged beers as well. Anyways, this is a nice beer. A bit pricey, but well worth trying. Another good one from this brewery. Looking forward to trying the 3 others I have of theirs.
06-09-2014 17:52:20 | More by RblWthACoz
Cask Aged Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.