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Traquair 2020

 (RETIRED)
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98
91
style
Formerly brewed at Traquair House
Style: Barley Wine
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013

Appearance: Dark subtle red color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet and light bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, fruity. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A pleasant surprise.
Personal stats: Bottle (as Traquair 2010) from a trade with rlgk.
Blytjern 13

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
bottle shared by Paul .. 12oz bottle .. been wanting to try one of these newer releases from this classic brewery .. . deep tan .. mild foam .. booze, caramel, chewed toffee, and burnt brandy .. . mild mouth .. pretty good, was hoping it would be fuller .. . . i don’t wax my legs..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
330 mL bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago, served in a snifter. Pours slightly hazy mahogany with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves minimal lace. On the nose, there are big notes of molasses, caramel, herbal hops, raisins, fig and oak. The flavour is moderately sweet with toasted malts, caramel, molasses, figs and raisins. This is balanced with herbal hops, earthy notes and a hint of spice. The finish is long and malty with plenty of dark fruit. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent barley wine with a welcoming fruitiness and a mellow, malty sweetness. It is very well constructed and I would be curious to see how it ages. 2012-04-05

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Aroma is figs, plum and dark red fruits with some maltiness. Taste is dark red fruits, sweet and some unexpected bitterness in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red/yellow tinge. and off white lacing. Aroma of plums, figs, dark fruits, butterscotch, brown sugar and molasses. Flavour the same including spices and booze. Rich, well rounded. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5570) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot as ”Traquair 2010”. Rated on 11.12.2010
Aroma is sweet with somewhat harsh malt and ripe fruits. Flavour is rather malty and somewhat harsh with some ripe fruits, raisins and plums. A typical English Barley Wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
Tasty, malty, delicious. I suggest picking it up, and waiting a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2012
surprisingly smooth and light. Dusty fruit and plenty of fruitcake. A little sweet copper metallic. You can definitely tell it has aged from its complexity, relaxed alcohol and lightly oxidized quality. Not quite a Fuller’s Vintage Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4832) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a lot of red. It negins with a smallish head but it noisily and quickly fades. All kinds of dark fruit and rich malt in the aroma. Wood, too. Very inviting. That complex fruit is also tasted. Raisins, plums, cherries, and alcohol. A bit of chocolate and bourbon. Plenty of earth and a nice little hop bitterness. The feel is smooth. This is good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish malty caramel dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor warming. Had a sweetish malty dark fruit finish.


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