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Traquair 2020

 (RETIRED)
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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: 164   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 Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Savour this authentic taste of Scotland.


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 (5755) - 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 (5004) - 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 (16927) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2012
11.2 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a murky muddy dark brown body underneath a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma is quite nice with some big raisin, prune and fig to start then toffee, caramel and molasses slight touch of old honey and earth. The body is medium to fuller with a chalky finish and some alcohol warming and a lingering sweetness on the aftertaste. Flavor of rum soaked raisins, slight touch of buttery toffee, alcohol, vanilla, wood, raisin and fig. Good stuff on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. It pours deep ruby brown, with a thin foamy off-white head. The nose is wood, nut, leather, caramel, marzipan, marshmallow, spice, plum and red grape. The taste is caramel, toffee, leather, nougat, marzipan, fig, raisin, plum, vinous notes, brown sugar and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Not cloying. Well balanced. I imagine this will only get better with time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a dark brown with a small brown fizz. Has a smokey malted mollasses flavor that kind of reminds me of coccoa?? not sure!


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