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Cask Aged Tripel - Rockmill Brewery

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89
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 10-17-2011)
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Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-30-2013 10:12:10 | More by Cynic-ale
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Romulos


4.49/5  rDev +12.5%

I had this in the brewery tasting room alongside the bottled version.
Sound: I could hear the CO2 forming bubbles and the head falling.
Appearance: Tawny, slightly darker than its base beer, and more red hues. Some light came through beer. The head didn't persist very long, but it was white and rocky on first pour.
Smell: Vanilla, caramel, whisky, plums, figs, burnt toast, hard candy, cream
Taste: Plums, apricots, vanilla, sweet bread, rock candy, homemade ice cream, toffee
Mouthfeel: It had a full mouthfeel without feeling syrupy or cloying. The carbonation was restrained, but appropriate for the style.
Overall: This beer matched well with the OYO whisky barrel. It was immediately evident that it was barrel aged, but the whisky and oak were complements, rather than the focus. Between the bottled and draft, the biggest difference was a creamier mouthfeel in the draft, and a more pronounced vanilla flavor and finish.

02-02-2013 03:23:10 | More by Romulos
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tylermains

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +19%

05-13-2012 17:11:52 | More by tylermains
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-01-2014 21:05:36 | More by fthegiants
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cjf007

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-23-2014 00:17:27 | More by cjf007
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-06-2013 04:36:43 | More by dtx00
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a very cloudy golden/orange color with a huge frothy off-white head. There's also a good amount of lacing. The bottle was a slow gusher when I opened it, and the head on this brew continued to grow after first pouring it into the glass. It took a little while for the brew to settle down before I started drinking it. Aroma is mostly fruity, the brew smells like pears, peaches, whiskey, peppery spice, honey, and some tropical fruit. It tastes like pears, yeast, peppery spice, whiskey, honey, and a bit of apple and toasted coconut. The whiskey flavor is quite smooth and works well with this beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick and syrupy, and it has high but soft carbonation. It's also easy enough to drink. The barrel aging sure hasn't hurt the Tripel at all. I'm a big fan of the regular Tripel, and I really like this Cask Aged version too! Hopefully Rockmill will decide to make another batch of this sometime in the future.

10-22-2011 21:20:19 | More by bluejacket74
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Gregvg

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

03-03-2014 02:08:35 | More by Gregvg
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-09-2014 20:25:19 | More by KevinGordon
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Apperance: unfiltered bronze/murky yellow with a 2 inch rolling soft white head

Nose: Candy sugar, bubblegum, whisky and oak

Taste: Whiskey and oak, slightly malty with a slight taste of smoke

Mouth: Very bubbly and forward, dancing on the palate.

Overall: This is very well done, I would have liked to have seen a bit less carbonation and a bit more in the nose but other than that it was excellent.

04-03-2012 01:24:22 | More by 2378GCGTG
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Greywulfken

New York

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
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -1%

Pours extremely hazy, orange. The head is out of control; the cork shot out & hit our vaulted ceiling. It took a while for it to settle down enough to drink it.
Smells earthy, whisky, a little belgian yeast, hints of citrus.
Taste is very complex. Almost bready with vanilla, citrus, honey. The booze is impossible to miss, a little too present for me (in alcohol taste, not the whisky taste itself).
Not super smooth, but very rich feel, kind of reminded me of eating a pear. Lots of sediment by the end.
Overall it was enjoyable, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to pick up another one (especially with that price tag on it).

12-17-2011 22:40:37 | More by vrbulldog22
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metter98

New York

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
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-02-2014 04:47:55 | More by elkinbrown
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-12-2012 03:35:49 | More by JamnesCameron
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nollie77

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-12-2012 02:51:31 | More by nollie77
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

Live review of a 750mL bottle of this one.
A: Unstoppable white head. Nice cloudy amber body. Great.
S: Apples. Just like juicy mild apples with yeast, honey, and overall fruity character (distant cranberry). I've had the whiskey this is aged in, but it plays such a subtle, congealed role in the beer that it is hard to really describe.
T: Great apple and bread character, nice mild whiskey FLAVOR. Not burning heat, but just a really mellow character in the finish. "Cask" is the right word on the label; it does taste like "cask" aged and not "barrel" aged. It has that subtle aged wood character to it. Overall, it's really intricate in a really good way. It reminds me a lot of an ice wine or sweeter white wine.
M: It starts off simple, slowly developing a strong creamy carbonation and then crisps with the alcohol, leaving a bubbly sensation.
O: This goes above and beyond my expectations.

Edit: Thinking about it, it is kind of like biting a fresh pear. Especially in the taste and mouth feel. By the way, I think this will be the best under-the-RADAR beer I will have, period.

11-10-2011 04:56:03 | More by ne0m00re
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recall1242

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-21-2011 05:10:47 | More by recall1242
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aasher

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19%

03-15-2014 23:35:26 | More by aasher
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-26-2012 19:49:30 | More by csustar001
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2014 19:52:48 | More by masterofsparks
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-15-2013 03:34:52 | More by BeerBucks
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Dr_Fox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-30-2014 00:24:47 | More by Dr_Fox
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

Reviews seem polarized on this one, and there seems to be some batch variation, so I was skeptical to try it, but I seem to have gotten a good bottle of this.

There have been reports of gushers and totally flat bottles, so I held this one over the sink in anticipation. Fortunately, neither fate befell me, and I carefully decanted the beer into a Rockmill stemless snifter (one hell of a fragile glass). A cloudy honey-amber-colored liquid, with a finger of beige foam that receded to a thin but well-retaining layer of bubbles, leaving random coats of lacing on the glass. Tripels are not my favorite style of beer, in fact they may be my least favorite, so the nose wasn't coming off too appealing to me. Belgian yeast, fruity esters, toasted grains. Once I took a sip, the beer won me over a bit more. The whiskey was blatantly obvious, though actually quite mellow and smooth, oaky, sweet with vanilla, notes of caramel, dried fruits, honeyed bread, and a slightly herbal element. Pretty good, to my surprise. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, moderate boozy heat, and appropriate carbonation. A good and interesting brew overall.

01-22-2014 00:53:43 | More by Rifugium
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Cask Aged Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.