AgentAle (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet malts, candy sugar and sweet cask oak. Taste is sweet malts and dark fruits with slight bitterness that dissipates. Smooth consideringvthe abv though. The full body does sadly taper off. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains somewhat poorly.
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kurze Review von Untappd: Not as tasty as their Jacobite Ale, still quite smooth and easy drinkable.
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Willowís Market in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is sticky red bananas, dark cherries, cherry liqueur, herbal bitters / orange bitters, Old Fashioned. Taste is whiskey and coke, dark fruits (sugary cherries), something boozy and bourbon-y with herbal bitters. Reminded me very much of an Old Fashioned.
Travlr (20273) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mail order bottle. Clear maroon color, scant head. Aroma of plums, raisins, dates. Taste has lightly burnt espresso, dark fruit. Very tasty.
MetalNHopHead (1245) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Backwoods Bastard is the only barrel aged Scotch Ale I have to compare Traquair House Ale to. Itís a flattering comparison, yet both are so different from one another. Unlike Backwoods Bastard (or countless other barrel brews), Traquair House is medium-bodied and extremely smooth. Aroma is malty and rich with hints of syrup. Flavor has dark fruit, caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of smoke. Aging has given the beer some oak smells and tastes, but the influence is smartly subdued. íBout time I had a Scotch Ale from Scotland. Damn glad I started with this one.
HuskerTan (1520) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Dark cherries, dark fruits, molasses, subtle vinegar.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Dark fruits, cherries, cocoa, malty, subtle booze, raisins, plums.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly medicinal finish.
O- Finally a scotch ale from their homeland. Full of dark fruits and cherry and smooooooooth. A bit of a medicine tasting finish which hurt a little but still very tasty.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some oak and basement musk. A hint of caramel and smoke. Pours dark brown with good head. Some bitterness in finish. Ok. Bottle from outlet liquors.
nordic (411) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown color. Aroma of caramel, alcohol hints. Taste: warming, berries, light caramel, wine, rich & complex. Good beer.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and oak. Taste is toffee, plums, and coffee.
rodabod (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Waiitrose in Edinburgh. Aroma is caramel/toffee and slight butterscotch. Hops are very subdued which helps the other flavours to shine. There are also slight stewed/dried fruit aromas like prunes and figs.
Appearance is dark like maybe a porter. Not a huge amount of head which is off-white.
Taste is medium-sweet. This is basically a classic Wee Heavy, and own of the last remaining real examples of the style.
Body is medium, but feels quite viscous. Carbonation is medium. Iím glad itís not too strong as it doesnít suit this style.
Overall, Iím so glad to have found this classic. Iíve tried Founderís - Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues - Old Chub, and Brewdog Dogma which all love, but itís great to try a real old time classic of the style. Fantastic.