Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Traditional Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The famous Bear Gates guarding the approach to Traquair House, near Pebbles, have been closed since 1745 - when the last person to pass through them was Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Now, 250 years later, the ancient Traquair Brew House celebrates the Jacobite cause by producing this potent spiced ale to a traditional fine recipe. Sip slowly and remember the old toast to the "King O'er the Water."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdouglas (1) - - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
Nutty and caramel aroma, very sweet, a bit too sweet for my taste. Decent taste, fine brew. Just a bit too mundane on the palate for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (777) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with brownish head. Aroma is malty, sweet, caramel, slight honey. Taste is at first sweet,caramel, malty, coffee,some bitterness at finish, warmin alcohol in throat. Medium body. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUN 26, 2015
Surley sweet. Very complex, a lot of flavour. Strawberry, molasses, vanilla, plump. A very special beer, with watery texiture, good drinkability and a lot of flavours at the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a deep brown with not much head. Aroma is fruity and laden with summer berries. Taste is quite spicy, mince pie, raisins and some heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morebeerdude (8) - Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Tried both this beer and the Oak Aged version side by side. Both dark and malty sweet and thick. Oaked has more carbonation and less sweetness. Hard to nail the coriander. Raisin and toffee and rhubarb. Like them both but the Oak is was the favorite of the 4 of us tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1007) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
500ml bottle - pours a deep reddish brown . Faint vanilla and dark fruit aroma . Taste brings a strong toasted oak flavor with vanilla and caramel malts . Smooth body . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Favourite Beers Cheltenham. Deep cola colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is a touch like cola with fruit, the taste is very strong caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (202) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Small tan fizzy head with poor retention. Clear brown colour with honey hues. Aroma is chocolate, toasted caramel and prune. Flavour is coriander seeds, biscuit, molasses, toasted caramel and dried fruits. Medium oily palate, medium body and low carbonation. Roasted caramel aftertaste. Great, complex and amazing taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1274) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at home, 17th April 15. Pours deep dark brown, but clear. Little head. The aroma is burnt caramel, black treacle, liquorice. Taste is complex, caramel, molasses, cloves, slight alcohol. Body seems a little light. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma and flavours of caramel, oak, dried fruits, cherry, little cacao notes. Low carbonation, full body, sweet finish. Very good.

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