GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Red brown good head.
Flavor:Caramel bitterness at the start,alcool anmd fruity at the end
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, it’s enjoyable, and quite balanced in my opinion. But it’s lack of bottle conditioning take away from the palate and the appearance. It costs too much for what it is.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and brackish with minimal head. A persimmon bread and grapes aroma. The flavor is one-dimensional, but on multiple levels and has a veg-herb touch. Twigs and berrys galore. A light sweetness. Very good and quite charming. Taxonomically, it must be variety or subspecies of an English Strong Ale, as it is quite unique to be lumped into such a sinful catagory.
madsberg (11283) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A dark purply-brown coloured beer with a warming aroma with creamy vanilla hints and Christmas berries. The taste also has vanilla with nice spices and currants all mixed in. A very nice very drinkable very well balanced beer which warms the cockles
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely coppery colour with a fine creamy head. Fig nose and brandy like alcohol hints. The flavour is as expected with a huge amount of ABV presence. This is a fine beer but it does lack a complexity that is required of one that should be in the top 10 percentile.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear mahogany color with no head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavors of malt, yeast and raisins. Very Nice.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma of malts,honey,and plums.very murky brown color with very little head.the flavor is nice and very complex.with hints of brown sugar,cherries,malts,and a nice clean finish.this is really,really good!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The other traquair drink is a wonderful stong ale in that it’s flowing with malts and this distinctly mead malting that comes with so many scottish beers. Abound with honey, caramels, malts, smoke and molasses. This is another great traquair drink.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer at all. The aroma is sweet and memorable. It hides the alcohol content very well. Great with red meats.