Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
I'm not this beer's biggest fan by a long shot, but its a good one nonetheless, certainly better than the atrocious Jacobite Ale. This one is smooth, malty, toasty and very warming. 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. 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.
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... 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. 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. voyageurmike (523) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle from Beer Yard. Dark ruby colored with trace of head. Caramel malt nose, very little carbonation. Tastes of dark fruit, licorice and oak. Finish is bitter malt. 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.