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Cask Aged Tripel - Rockmill Brewery

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90
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 13
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:
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(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 10-17-2011)
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recall1242

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-21-2011 05:10:47 | More by recall1242
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-26-2012 19:49:30 | More by csustar001
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ej285701

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-17-2011 15:08:52 | More by ej285701
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a bottle into a tasting glass as the tripel in a double, tripel, quad tasting at Ale, Wine and Spirits in Powell, OH. (Thanks, Kevin!)

A - Pour was a hazy yellow/orange with a decent frothy head (more an issue with the glass than the beer).

S - There's no mistaking the whiskey aging; which in my opinion is never a bad thing!. Once the whiskey aroma passes, you get the hints of fruits like oranges, pears and some peaches.

T - Again, the whiskey definitely comes on first, but passes quickly. There's no heat from the whiskey, but you can't misinterpret the taste. The finish is sweet from the different combos of fruits. This is an insanely well balanced beer.

M - Like other whiskey or bourbon barrel-aged brews, this one is syrupy. I know the bottle calls it a tripel, but it's unlike any other tripel I've had. So smooth and syrupy.

O - Best tripel I've had, hands down. This guy is in my top 5 beers. Such a great surprise, and to make it even better, it's a local brew. There's no doubt this is an A+. Keep up the great work, Rockmill!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 18:31:37 | More by brycevolk
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DoctorDog

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-28-2011 04:21:38 | More by DoctorDog
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timdetman

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-22-2014 18:20:47 | More by timdetman
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joelburns717

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-07-2014 19:06:21 | More by joelburns717
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from the bottle into a snifter at Greenhouse Tavern

A- Poured a hazy orange color with creamy head that left a little lace

S- Huge aroma of tangerine, peach, tropical fruit, whiskey, viognier wine aroma. This smells amazing.

T- Huge flavors, tangerine, viognier, whiskey, peach, tropical fruit, and orange citrus

M- More syrupy, fuller bodied, soft mouthfeel, not as carbonated as the regular tripel

O- An amazing tasting tripel with great wine and whiskey characteristics. So complex, aromatic, and delicious. An amazing beer that tasted very different than their excellent regular tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 00:02:58 | More by Hoptometrist
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 21:20:19 | More by bluejacket74
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ne0m00re

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really as good as head can get (in beer thinking that is). Deep amber and unfiltered, completely opaque. The head is rich, silky, thick, holds great retention and leaves thick sticky cascading lace behind.

Nice aromas. Honey suckle, clove, bubblegum, fruity yeasty esters, oak with a hint of whiskey. Earthy with an almost chardonnay like aroma. Pear, apple, butterscotch. Very nice.

Wow this is a killer beer. Mouthfeel is superb, rich, creamy, viscous texture and very soft on the palate.

Clover honey, bubblegum, plantain, the barrel aging ads a great woodsy character, wood tannins, vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, fig, apple, pear, quince, hints of fig. Light nutmeg, and tarragon. Lots going on. Too bad is so damned expensive.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 21:37:07 | More by mcallister
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tylermains

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-09-2013 22:29:56 | More by Lynn
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OB1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-18-2013 23:46:40 | More by OB1
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cjf007

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-08-2013 13:51:05 | More by Grinky
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Cask Aged Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.