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Traquair 2020

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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a strong roast and toffee. Thin mouthfeel with a brown sugar caramel, dark fruit, figs, a bit oxidized.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear mahogany/dark brown indirectly, with 1-finger tan head. Nose is earthy peaty dark malt, figgy fruit, cherry, berry, hops, caramel, red grapey. Complex nose on this., Tastes malty, earthy, peaty, slightly scotch-like, fairly rich, with some figgy fruit notes, semi-sweet vinous fruit, brown sugar minus most of the sweetness, and earthy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin to medium sized white to beige head. Big caramel, toffee, toast on the nose. Chewy toffee and caramel flavors. Long warm booze on the finish, chewy and yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of almonds, dried fruit. Taste is sweet, light booze, more fruit. Texture is oily, medium body. Sticky, rich finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Bouteille 33cl BB 04-2020 as Traquair 2010, courtesy of rlgk. Acajou, col fin beige, blanc cassé disparaissant vite. Arôme est fruité noir avec ce bouquet très anglais au niveau du barley wine, sucre brun caramélisé, léger biscuité et fine note de levure en rétro. Palais est complexe, fruité noir rappelant le raisin sec, prune et figue, le tout ponctué par un léger profil sucre brun et touche de mélasse. Note épicée venant des houblons qui arrive juste après le fruité. Léger terreux, biscuité crystal au niveau des malts. Complexe et un style anglais qui ne fait que se bonifié avec l’age.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9283) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
33 cl bottle as "Traquair 2010".
Originally rated on 20101029.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, sweet ripe fruits, toffee and some alcohol notes. Flavor of ripe fruits, caramel malts, syrup and nutty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish brown with a sweet fruity aroma and a modest tan head. There is a sweet smoked malt flavor with a thick molasses finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
330 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a deep dark reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma sugary sweet malts, diced ripe fruits, hints of wood and resin, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is heavy on the sweet raisins and dark fruits, caramel, alcohol is rum like in nature, with a toasted component. The hops provide an earthy quality and mild leafy notes. The woody finish ha mild plus bitterness. Medium plus body. Pretty tasty; I wonder how this will age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and herbal aroma with light fruit. Malt and toffee flavor with light herbalness and light earth. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and light fruit lingers with light herbal notes and light woodsiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a murky brown/red color with a small light beige head. A dusty sweet nose, berries and smoke. The flavor is rich and a dead on Scottish Barley Wine (!); sweet caramel, dusty massive malts, some heat, berries, even some earthy sweetness akin to oak. Very nice. Nothing aggressive here, a smooth sipper. Very nice.


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