TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 Oaky, rooty, dry, and some sweet chocolate to taste. Great silky body that just slides down the throat like no other and not a bad looking head. Tasty rendition.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty, dark brown to red, very light, but creamy looking head. Smells of red wine, with a slight buttery/alcohol (butterscotch) aroma. Tastes like a nice dry red wine with subtle carbonation. Medium body, light taste. I imagine this is what a carbonated red wine would taste like, different, but good.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep mahogany color with a quickly dissipating head. Red wine nose. Very dry, with an almond, slightly amaretto flavor. Overall, a bit bland and flat, but better than average.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like the color of this beer. Itís a nice pretty almost red color. The smell seemed oaky... or something. It seemed like it was 50 years old or something. It tasted like it too. It tastes like a deep old beer. With an alcoholic aftertaste. Overall, I liked this beer as it has a drinkable quality, nice good flavor.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge amount of flavors. Oak and molasses and a nice fruitiness and smooth mouthfeel. A little overpriced but a nice ale.
canary dog (641) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sickly sweet. Yuk. If there is one type of beer I hate, it is too sweet beer. And Traquair is TOO SWEET. The only reason I choked it down was because of its price.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not this beerís biggest fan by a long shot, but its a good one nonetheless, certainly better than the atrocious Jacobite Ale. This one is smooth, malty, toasty and very warming.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful color, with garnet highlights. Massive malt aroma and flavor. Worth every penny.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 12, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíll go with the concensus here, it does in fact smell like SA Triple Bock, however this is only a moderate-dark brown color, and is carbonated. Thinner bodied (compared to Triple Bock though!), very malty and sweet. This may well be the most complex beer Iíve ever tried...I canít even begin to pick out everything. I definitely detect some vanilla in there, perhaps some maple, a hint of sherry. Aftertaste only becomes more complex while remaining sweet, and the beer itself gets better with every sip. Something you *must* experience - slowly - for yourself. Personally, I enjoyed it very much.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíll agree w/ beergirl, smells just like Sam Adams Triple Bock. The body is thinner and the maple flavor a bit more pronounced.