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Traquair 2020

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91
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Formerly brewed at Traquair House
Style: Barley Wine
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Scotlandís oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Flavor of honey, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, and almonds with a hot, mildly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12 Oct 2013, bottle. ruby brown, clear, some bubbles, very fizzy head. nose is raisins, big alcohol, doughy wheat bread. med body, moderately fizzy. tastes of toasted cereal malt, some alcohol, toasted raisin oatmeal cookies. pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee with some heavy caramel notes. The flavor is more of the same with the addition of some nice dark fruit notes complimenting the toffee and caramel. The alcohol is also present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/27/2011: Traquair 2020... Aroma: Chlorine followed by some rich caramelized malitness. Appearance: Mahogony color; mostly clear; deep beige head. Flavor: Nice caramel maltiness with a slight butterscotch quality; good residual sweetness; almond sweetness; quite European-like; alcohol is mostly hidden. Palate: Medium-bodied; milky texture; smooth mouthfeel. Overall: Nice, but probably needs a year or so to fully develop.

11.2 fl. oz. bottle (10% ALC./VOL.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #148 for this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3260) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours a dark brown, the small head dissipates, but itís a pretty beer in the glass head or no head.

The aroma is a whole bunch nice things, toffee, maple, apple... but itís not all dessert, itís earthy rich and well nuanced all around.

The flavor has a lot of nice chocolate & caramel. Itís still lightly bitter with some very nice light smokiness. Well rounded, big & interesting.
A sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Poured murky medium brown with a short, spotty cap of toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, aged caramel and dark fruits, with earth and fruity yeast accents.. warmth brought out molasses and light, complementary floral notes.. very nice. The flavor found tangy, almost woody notes on the tip of the tongue, with licorice, molasses, and lesser caramel following.. warm, dark fruits and yeasty dryness emanated outward.. tacky and muddled on the finish, with residual tartness. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. needed a little more carbo to keep moving.. overall a tasty and interesting brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to someone at Mora2000ís pre BTBF tasting. Dark brown pour. Aroma is caramel, toffee. Flavor is toffee, toast, apples, and plums. Watery mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Aroma malt and aroma of dried fruit. Appearance dark reddish brown. Taste slight sour flavor with some hint of bourbon and strong, lasting lon the palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of caramel, raisin and candy sugar. Rich mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Dark brown color with no head. Strong malty aroma. A bit nutty and caramel. Flavor leans toward fruity, with plums and raisin winning. Some sherry and oxidization. Sweet. Thick feel.


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