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


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RATINGS: 1451   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (229) - - SEP 21, 2015
Pours dark brown.A decent beer. Strong malt flavor with a hint of corriander, roasted malt and a bit spicy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (1038) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2015
33cl. Bottle@Pööbel. Pours dark brown with no head. Heavily malty. Gently bitter. Smooth when cold. Oily when warm. ABV is here. Ok, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4512) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2015
330ml bottle at home, source unknown, spicy, treacle aroma, very dark brown near black, thin lively beige head, spicy caramel, viscous, hot finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Clear amber, small head. Malty, caramel. Medium to low sweetness, astringent with a bitter bite. Low carbonation, medium body. Rough and not very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Courtesy of TVT. Cheers Tim. Clear, ruby red. Film and halo of beige head. Chocolate and raspberry. Not unlike a Raspberry Ruffle chocolate bar. Some stewed apple. Some cinammon and black pepper. Taste is soft, smoky sweet. Hint of fruity dryness. Soft carbonation. Smooth, albeit a bit watery. Finishes light, toffee sweet. Light, fruity dry close. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beachmaster (383) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a medium khaki head that slowly fades into a disk on the surface. Nose is dark roast malt with a hint of toffee. Taste is moderately sweet dark roast malt, with coriander and spice on the finish. Moderate carbonation with a creamy mouth feel and long finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinte (475) - 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 (745) - 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 (994) - 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 (2376) - 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.

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