PhillyBeer2112 (2862) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
I’m giving it my first perfect score.
I was amazed at the wonderful malt
flavors, almost like a red wine.
Perfect balance, beautiful deep red/garnet
color. Rich aroma (yes, pretty close to the
SATB). This was actually served to me at room
temp (note: *not* cellar temp, *room* temp) and
it was wonderful, with all the various flavor
notes at their best, showing off the amazing
complexity of this beer.
Updating with more specifics: Dark cloudy brown, with thick dense head. Rich plummy aroma. Flavor full of dark fruit, figs and plums. Lingering warm and alcoholic finish. Not as stunning as my previous tasting, but I’ll leave the 5.0 score alone. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Amazing!...Find it, but it, savor it........................................ mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
gentle roasted/smokey aroma. foam diminishes to a little. really nice brown color. great flavors of mild chocolate, tootsie roll, smoked malt and lingering bitterness. finishes dry and soft on the palate. my mouth has been bathed in some beautiful malt. classic! EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle from Mort Subite, Altrincham. Rich red/brown with generous tan head that fades a little but leaves pleasant lacing. Rich, complex aroma with butterscotch, liquorice, spice, alcohol, malt and fruit all coming through. Roast malt flavours with more butterscotch/liquorice and a beautiful touch of coffee and chocolate. A touch of hops lead to a drawn out, bitter finish. Surprisingly low carbonation gives a wonderful smooth palate. One of the very, very best. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 I loved this. Roasted/a bit smoky/a bit peaty I didn’t see it in the other reviews but I picked up just a bit of sour tartness that I quite liked. Well done. Serving: Bottle
madchemist83 (272) - USA - FEB 7, 2011
Absolute ecstasy ... everything is perfect even better when conditioned in bottle. I had 2003 and it was like a cognac of beers. Amazing RatingsProfessor10 (3) - - DEC 6, 2016 does not count
Love both Traquair House and Traquair Jacobite equally. Can’t pick between the two. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Had two sips and the glass fell off the back of the car at lake wedding ton. hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2001
One of the finest beers I’ve ever tasted. Strong butterscotch flavor/aroma - normally an off-flavor, it’s anything but in this brew. Caramel and toffee with a hint of chocolate blend in a beer with suprisingly drinkable body - not heavy or cloying. I obviously had a bottle that was in good condition. I will seek this beer out again! dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2002
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Damn. This was good. Smooth flavors of caramel/butterscotch and the like. Very enjoyable.