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


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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinte (458) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with reddish nuances; average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some nice lacing, though. Moderate malty (roasted, caramel) aroma with moderate-to-heavy notes of dark fruits (plums, blueberries), wine ans spices. Moderate sweet flavour with light-to-moderate roasted bitterness; notes of licorice and light chocolate. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation. Very nice and complex beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (662) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 6, 2015
black color with a small tan head- Aroma is roasted, coffee, prune and raisin Flavor is dried fruits, alcohol, coffee Full body, light bitterness, medium roasted - a mix between a stout and a Belgian dark ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (850) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle, pours dark ruby with an off white head. Aroma: molasses, toffee, spices. Taste: dark fruit, molasses, toffee, biscuit, wood, nutmeg, vanilla. Sweet, light bitterness, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Lasting spicy sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2283) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Awesome brew.Pours a dark, opaque murky brown with a thin beige head, creamy and lignering. A nice aroma of toffee, molasses and cocoa with a heavy oak and barrel emphasis. Nicely done brew with mild bitterness, nice rich and complex malts and a sultry oak aged presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/syrup, rich fruit, some licorice, and spice; Fairly thin but tasty.

   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 (1079) - 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 (514) - 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 (945) - Glasgow, 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 (7) - 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

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