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Traquair The Lairds Liquor

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


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Available filtered in bottles.
The Laird's Liquor is a rich dark ale with a hint of liquorice perfect for winter evenings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Clear, very dark ruby with a light, bubbly head, small swirls of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that grows neatly through the palate while staying true to the openers, finally adding light toasted bittering at the finish. Not a big brew, but very satisfying. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4469) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle 33cl from Jan many thanks. An amber brown beer with good creamy head. Nose is on yeast, spice and port like notes. Aroma is on grapes and lot of tannins, vinous, oxidized like (best before 2006) with over ripped prunes notes, red fruit touch, light caramel, good beer but not that complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. 5/19/13. Pours dark brown-red with a fluffy, nearly white head. Aroma is molasses, licorice, touch of peat, sweet, dark fruits, leather. Taste is leather, creamy, raisins, licorice, roast malt, toast. Some nice lacing. Mouth feel is light-medium bodied. Low-medium carbonation. Interesting, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
33cl bottle - pours dark ruby red with small frothy offwhite head and detectable lacing. Nose is roasted coffee and licorice. Favor adds brown sugar. Light body. Bitter from the roast but also sweet. Earthy aftertaste. I’d like this a lot more if it weren’t for the coffee grind abundance. Has anyone published a serial novel via ratebeer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
11.2oz bottle picked up in Columbus, OH. Deep, opaque brown, approaching black. Thin, uneven, soapy beige head...steady rolling and lacy. Nutty and sweet, with some vinous grape and licorice notes. Certainly a decent Scottish Ale, but doesn’t quite live up to the greatness of the other Traquair beers I’ve had. Medium bodied, pretty straightforward in body and mouthfeel. Clean despite the interesting fruity tones, very easy to session, Really begins to grow on you as it breaths. Has a lot of mellow dark fruit flavors, without the boozy sweetness of say, a Belgian Ale. Pretty enjoyable beer, Minimal faint, delicate hop balance up front that quickly fades away. This would be a great beer to really get to know, but the cost is a bit prohibitive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8162) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
11.2oz bottle labeled as "Lairds Legacy", but same dude on the label, same ABV... A bit steep at $5.50. Very dark but clear brown / amber color. Little bubbly off-white head, leaves a few dots of lace. Nice rich malty nose. Really interesting aroma. Some chocolate, nuttiness, licorice in the finish (in a good way). Light body, light carbonation, good texture. Light smokiness. Rich flavor. Kind of a bittersweet taste. Tasty, interesting beer. Another satisfying old ale, I really enjoy this style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle @ home I believe that it is a vintage ´06 a part of a birthday gift from faroeviking... thanks my friend....It pours clear very dark brown with a small creamy tan head....The aroma is very sweet, sirup and caramel "thick" aroma....The flavor is sweet, thick at the begging but ends up thin with some smoke/roasted flavors....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3492) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
Une bouteille de 33cl bue en compagnie de Slovak au Brouhaha. Bière brune avec un mince anneau de mousse. Le premier nez est impressionnant avec tout ce bonbon au caramel à l’anis. C’est très invitant. En bouche le liquide se révèle quelque peu décevant car il est trop mince, liquide. Les saveurs sont les mêmes avec un plus un côté fumé, peat malt (?). Agréable tout de même.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3708) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Une bouteille de 33 cl partagée avec rodenbach99 au Brouhaha. Une bière brune et son anneau de mousse. Au nez, du café et du chocolat sur des parfums de caramel et de réglisse. Au goût, des saveurs légèrement diluées de café aromatisé et de réglisse noire avec un retour chocolaté. En bouche, un corps mince et un pétillement qui ne sait pas se faire remarquer. Une texture qui me semble un peu mince. En finale, une empreinte de réglisse et quelques grains de café. Tout compte fait, buvable mais peu palpitante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber with a light cream head. caramel, spices, dried fruits, and bread on the nose. chewy palate, flavor is dried fruits, bread, and an easy finish.

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