December 13th, 2012 Add A Comment
Traquair House Brewery

Traquair Jacobite Scotch Ale

Posted by Kyle
2012 batch, from a 350 mL bottle, served in a dimpled mug
RateBeer: 99 / Beer Advocate: 93 / Untappd: 4 caps

LOOK

A nice amber brown, with just a hint of red.

SMELL

Dark fruits — raisins, prunes, figs — molasses, candy, tobacco, coriander.

FEEL

Mild to medium carbonation. Just right for the style.

TASTE

Subtle sweetness. The raisin comes through. Bits of apple. Caramel. Licorice. Warmth.

OVERALL

So, I don’t want to make too big a deal of it, but this is the first five we’ve given out since we started the site. And it’s not without reason. This beer is perfectly balanced. It’s infinitely drinkable, which is remarkable given the alcohol content. And every sip leaves you wanting more. There’s such an incredible depth to this beer; so much going on, but not overpowering or overwhelming. I randomly happened upon this beer at Weiland’s and only bought one bottle, but I hope like hell there’s more left when I go back.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Spotted: Weiland’s Gourmet Market
  • Style Scotch Ale
  • ABV 8.0
  • IBU 10
  • Origin Scotland

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