bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pours a fairly dark brown, with a smallish head. Aroma is mostly matl with a hint of sournsee which is not at all present in the flavor. Flavors are of roasted malt. Very little in the way of hop bitterness or flavor. Not at all overly sweet. A very tasty brew that I would have to recommend. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Very nice brown color. Full of rich malty flavor with a touch of smokey flavor that gives it that scottish flavor. Not really any noticable hop flavor, basically all malt. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Smells of some fruit, caramel and alcohol. The taste is very good with liquorice, leather, some fruit, wood and smoke. The alcohol is well hidden. I’m defintely going to by this again sometime.
2008/05/31: Ah, this is amazing stuff. Great mouthfeel. Taste is great; liqourice, caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a light fruity taste behind. Traquair is one of my favourite brewerys in top with Närke Kulturbryggeri and Nøgne Ø. jpkeskinen (526) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Nice, strong and slightly sweet taste. Quite a good beer. GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Dark brown, thin tan head, little lacing. Notes of raisin, malt, and spice. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and plum. Creamy.
VA Homebrewer (524) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2002
This is a darn good ale and a fine Scottish ale. Extremely malty and peaty in the nose and on the tongue. Dry enough not to be cloying. Very alcoholic, but it is well hidden and reminiscent of a fine barleywine. Deep auburn to mahogony color with a medium sized, quickly dissipating head. Very good. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Dark maroon. Tan head dissipates rapidly but leaves persistent lace anyway. Complex; raisiny, malty, smoky, and woody flavors are apparent, along with a slight bitterness. Full-bodied. Smells more of malt and dried fruit than of hops. After a weekend of crappy lagers this was much needed, and on sale at Donderbak's for $3 per bottle, I'm going to stock up... flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Very malty, sweet aroma, but more mild malty taste with a hint of caramel. Very complex, almost wine-like flavor. Nice carbonation, and dry finish. ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
A nice beer, but not as exceptional as the jacobite ale. Colour is dark brown, with light head. Has malty, and spicey taste, but less complex than the jacobite ale. Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Dark red color with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity alcoholic. Not very "beery". Flavor diasappoints me. It’s quite thin and alcoholic. Like watered down portwine.