Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Scotch Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Mainly available filtered in bottles, though part of the production goes unfiltered into cask.
The traditional brewing process used in the production of Traquair House Ale consists of the following; 1. Traditional infusion mashing process. The wort is then drawn off and boiled during which process the hops are added. 2. The wort is now cooled and pitched with top fermenting yeast under controlled temperature. It is then fermented in oak over a period of seven days. The beer is then transferred into cold storage tanks or barrels and matured over a period of weeks. After maturation the beer is filtered prior to packing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1301) - HONG KONG - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015

500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear, deep burgundy black colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy off-white beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Pretty good sticky lacing and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with strong plums, strong caramel, strong toffee, cream, light vanilla, sugar and light straw.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with light metallic, strong caramel, strong sticky toffee, burnt toast, vanilla, fairly light plum, molasses, very light alcohol, strong wood barrels, lime, bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body, slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Full maltyness yet the body is light. Intense strong caramel and sticky toffee with burnt toast echoing. Wow! Light vanilla and dark fruits, molasses is appropriately light for such sweet nose, mixed with very strong barrel and nice liquorice-like hops. Beautifully rustic!

Hoppiness: Straw in nose. Lime, neat liquorice and grass in taste. Bitterness is fairly strong for a long lasting medium bitter-sweet sweet finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Toffee-ish and bitter sweet to mouth.

Comments: A very rustic Wee Heavy, with such strong toffee and malty character without being forced and showy. Every elements fall into place and works wonderfully. This is simply marvelous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Flaska Bishops arms. Mörkbrun kulör med smutsvitt skum. Rostad doft med blöt kartong. Maltig smak med torra kaffetoner. Bra beska och klibbigt torr i gommen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1290) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
33cl bottle @ brauhaus, Edinburgh. Body is clear ruby brown, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is roasty liqueurish, aroma is chocolate, vanilla, herbs, spices, woody. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter, light sourish alcohol flavor. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Tasty, easy dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1124) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Large sample pour of dark burnt sugar color with plenty of sweet aroma. Loads of caramel throughout aroma and flavor. Almost an oaky smoke flavor it it in the finish. Faint hop notes, maybe, but that could be in my head...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle kings head Huddersfield. Dark red thin head. Aroma is red fruits malts taste is lots of sweet treacle malts red fruits currants some coffee choc good long hoppy bitter finish. Nice smooth body slight carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
magicmn (139) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
Malty aroma. Good scottish malted taste without any smoked or toffy notes. Jacobitwe is more interesting IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Toffee, vinegar, toejam, and oak smell, thankfully not strong. Clear chestnut brown, medium tan head. Oak and toffee. Finishes with charred oak. Medium body, cask-like softness. Excellent balance. I don’t know what is going on with the aroma, but the beer tasted fine. Maybe it was my glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
33cl bottle bb AUG2022. Drier than a DE Bock, more reticent than a BE strong ale, yet suavely in between, this Scotch "potent liquor": woody brown malts, earthy old raisins, aged caramels, with an understated Worcester sauce savoury complexity, made palatable by more treetrunk chtonics, cured vanilla wood and even some smokiness. Easy sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (849) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Pullo @ Baltic Princess Pub. Kaatuu lasiin tumman mahonginruskeana ja hieman sameana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on pähkinää ja paahdettua sokeria tai siirappisuutta, kuivattua hedelmää ja suklaata. Maussa on paljon tummaa hedelmää ja suklaata, pähkinäisyys ja mausteisuus on taustalla tukemassa. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen ja hieman makea, humalan puraisu on kevyttä. Hyvä old ale/english strong ale, mukavan tasapainoinen ja ei onneksi liian sokerinen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (394) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Good flavor, a nice rich flavor. A bit of honey and caramel. Very good.

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