Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a trace of bubbles. Smells of oak, cherry, port, juniper berries. Tastes woody with elements of a fine cognac. Some chocolate and grapey notes as well. Tingling mouthfeel and a full sherry like finish. This is delicious!
Crockett (1089) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clougy red\brown with a quick disipating short tan head. Nose of brown sugar, raisin, tart and lightly sweet with a good dose of spice. Some berries. Palate at points allows the alcohol and harshness to show a little strong. Finish is warming and in the end the beer is essentially balanced despite some flaws eminating from the centre.
ABUSEDGOAT (2588) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vermont: thin slightly dark brown body, almost no head. Aroma is malty, but not very impressive. Hops are you there? Caramel and chocolate malts are there, but overall it was weak. The flavor is much better - huge caramel and chocolate flavoring. Alcohol is hidden well although I didn’t like that there was absolutely no lacing on the glass. This bottle was normally $7.50 but was on the house. Thank God!
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells a little like scotch. However, not an offensive aroma. Taste is heavily fortified with malts. Very smooth beer.
oh6gdx (25329) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark copper colour, small foamy head. Sweet caramellish malty and hoppy flavour and aroma. Also grapes and fruit in flavour. Long, bitter aftertaste.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet malty nose with a hint of tangy cherries complements this dark chestnut brew. A small tan head quickly dissipates hardy diminishing this emminently satisfying strong ale. Complex smoky malt texture with leathery notes pervade the body with a short hoppy bite at the end to accent the finish. Amply hefty in the alchohol department, this beer’s smoothness belies its strength. More please!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is malty sweet with an alcohol backgqound. Traquair House Ale is a rich reddish brown and has a decent tan head. Traquair starts off with a malty sweetness and continues on with a complex character of roasted malt and caramel. The finish is bitter with a subdued alcoholic taste.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is soy, raisin, and roasted malt. The appearance is a red brown with a small head. The flavor is the strength of this beer. Plenty of alcohol with vanilla, well roasted malt, caramel, oak, and some bitterness. The palate is smooth and the finish is lightly bitter and very similar to scotch. Nice
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth and sweet from the get go, lots of malts from up front, with just hint of citrus and apple, alongside alot of caramel and some vanilla. did i mention this was ultra smooth. the caramel is the main component of the flavor, the vanilla, hops and some smoke coming in towards the end with a perfect blend. just a tad of bitterness at the very end, but not anything that would turn me off of this beer.
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours the color of iced coffee, with a thin tan head.
Aroma is malty, raisins , caramel, oak.
Flavor is smokey, vanilla, molasses, with a healthy alcoholic kick. Seems a bit higher than it’s listed 7%