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Traquair 2020

Formerly brewed at Traquair House
Style: Barley Wine
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
An ale brewed to celebrate the first decade of the 21st century and to be consumed before the end of the second decade. Traquair Brewery -- tiny, historic, and rooted with deep traditions -- is situated in Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Bottled 330ml (O’Haras, BB 04/2020)
Dark brown-ruby color, small off-white head. Raisins, prunes and cola in the nose. Full-bodied. Quite Belgisch flavor: lots of dark fruits (dates, prunes and raisins). Alcohol is reasonably hidden. Sweetish, nice dessert beer. Warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3025) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2010
Traquair 2010 är en barley wine med härliga toner av torkat frukt, malt och brunsocker. Jag tycker även den har en härlig smak av söt lakrits, och man blir rejält kladdig om munnen när man dricker den. Jag tycker alkoholen är lagom diskret – lite het ska en BW vara enligt mig – och eftersmaken sitter i länge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2716) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2010
I sanning ett maltvin. Som att dricka flytande malt. Fortfärande väldigt kärv och smakar säd, sirap och alkohol. Ser fram emot att prova igen om några år.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2010
Bottled. Clear mahogany colour, small head. Fruity cocoa aroma. Sweet and full bodied with sugar and milk chocolate. Rather intense, but on the sweet side. Fairly low bitterness. More clean than complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle@Systembolaget. Pours deep red and has a beige small head. Nose is just perfect. Has deep aroma from nuts, sweet medium roasted malt, little vinous, pepper, red berries and little woody. Flavor is quite the same. Warming and palate is little oily. I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2010
330 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina. BBE April 2020.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a minimal white head on the edges. A bit lacy. Aroma of fruits, toffee and slightly toasted malts. Flavour of caramel malts, oak, syrup and dried fruits. Medium bodied, slick/oily mouthfeel. Bit watery and thin, but alcohol is very well hidden here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a clear dark amber liquid with a very small dirty grey-white head. Sweet flavour of candy, brandy and caramel. Semi-smooth mouthfeel, medium amount of carbonation and thick body. A bit to alcoholic for my taste. Could use some more malt and residual sweetness. Might improve over time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Quite pleasant sweet aroma of roasted malt, dried fruit and caramel. Sweet taste of malt, dried fruit, syrup, dark bread and some alcohol. Almost full body with a nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle. Dark chestnut, offwhite cream. Spicy heather aroma, nutty. Light honeyish maltyness, light chocolate, toast, walnuts. Heather retronasal. Mellow dry mouthfeel, light sparkly. Delicious spicy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Clear dark orangey brown with an off-white head. Nuts and overripe fruit in the nose. Very full-bodied, plenty of overripe fruit notes and quite some licorice also. Rather sweet bordering sticky. Distinct warming alcohol in the finish. 280910

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