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Traquair 900

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


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottled, Special;
A potent ale brewed at Traquair to celebrate the 900th anniversary of this, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair has been visited by 27 kings and queens and has strong associations with Mary, Queen of Scots and the Jacobites.

Rockinout's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
lots of dark berries in the nose with a malty toffee taste. alcohol shows up at the finish.lots of dark berries in the nose with a malty toffee taste. alcohol shows up at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1316) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2015
Traquair 900 has a beautiful hazel color. The aroma is malty with notes of fruit, caramel and brown sugar. It tastes good both plum and raisin and has a slight aftertaste of chocolate. Brown sugar characterizes the sweetness, but never gets too overwhelming. I can not trace any hop bitterness, but it is also not required in a Barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (738) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a reddish brown with slight foamy white eggshell head. Aroma is raisins, figs and red berries. Taste is figs, raisins, slight oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andreasnatanael (8) - - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Nydt i vinglas. 11-07-07. MHT 01-03-17. Kraftig maltet, nærmest portvin, meget sød, karamel, brunt farin, rusiner og andre mørke frugter, samt lettere medicinsk og nogen humlbitterhed. Der dannes en meget lille cremet skumkrone, der forsvinder og efterlader en lille blondekant. Den er usigtbar, mørkebrun og med rigeligt bundfald. Aromaen bliver i smagen nærmest helt opfyldt. Den er startende med moderat sødme, som hurtigt tager til i styrke og bliver endnu kraftigere og kun en let humlebitterhed. Kroppen er medium i konsistens, klæbrig og med lettere kulsyre, lidt medicinsk, moderat alkoholisk, som er fint gemt i de mange smagsnuancer. Virkelig en glædelig smagsoplevelse, kan helt sikkert gemmes år endnu og blive mere og mere rund og blød!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Butterscotch, caramel, some liquorice, chocolate, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, butterscotch, liquorice, alcohol, raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6104) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Tha haanks to Craig. Caramel / mahogany brown coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is nice liquorice, berries, caramel. Touch of age on the nose , cardboard. Flavour is swweet liquorice, touch of smoke, caramel, dried fruits. Palate is fullish body, sweet. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Massive soft dried fruit, a lot but not firm - breezy oaty and light clove. Initial taste is rich dipped McVitives with a terse darkened malt and oily sweetness. Sweet, half-melted toffee and a light milky cup of tea. Finishes smooth, brown sugar sweet and bright fading bitterness.

Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

Much more noticeable spice here, a bit woodier and still that nice milky sweetness. Solid 4 still.

Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red brown with no head. Aromas of fruit cake, dried fruit. Taste is sweet, light spice, boozy, port like. Texture is thin, medium body. Finishes boozy, touch oxidised but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. Very dark mahogany brown with a red tinge. Aroma of sherry, dried fruit, oxidised, dates. Taste of dried fruit, dates, toffee. sweet and syrupy. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14426) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vinous and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with a little warming alcohol. Very soft. 100814

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Chestnut brown with a moderate lght tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light smoke, dark malts, toffee, light peat, dates, spice. Taste comprises dark toffee, very light oxidisation, fruit cake mix, spice, caramelised sugars. Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close with light booze. Ok barley wine, perhaps a little tired now but still eminently drinkable. The 9% ABV is well integrated.

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