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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: 162   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear light dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, carame, dark berries, dried berries, tobacco. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, caramel, dark berries, tobacco. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101109]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
33 cL bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and slight breadish. Caramelish and breadish. Lingering roasted and dark malty. Slight sweet note. Light alcohol note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Bottle. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of marzipan. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of marzipan and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled@Black Door, Helsinki. Deep ambery brown colour, with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is spices, raisins, some plum and mild alcohol and vanillaish notes. Flavour is spicy, plummy, a bit alcohol aa well as dark dry fruity. Pleasantly balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19380) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16719) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Dark brown color, almost black; thin head. Light aroma of caramel, sugar, soap, alcohol, light phenol. Strong caramel flavor, rather sweet but boring, with a really too strong flavor of sweet liquorice. Sweet booze, cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Bottle at home ... deep brown ... big off white head ....rich yeasty westvletern reminicant malty fruit nose ... sweet toffee ... big fruits ... little blackcurrant ... toffee ... soft carbonation ... juicy ... little alcohol presence but easy drinkin ... nice enough 3.9 ... bottle at home ... deep brown .. thin tan head ... ssoft sweet toffee malt ... light black currant fryits ... soft toffee malt nose ... soft fruits .. dry roast ... 3.7


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