Traquair Jacobite - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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Traquair JacobiteTraquair Jacobite

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

766 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 70
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitzer2
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jacobite pours a deep brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light, with a finger and a half of dense ecru foam in my beer goblet that soon disolves into a thin cap. Roasted malt and caramel fill the nose while caramel, dark fruit and just a hint of diacetyl butterscotch blanket the tongue. The body is medium to medium-full, low carbonation and warming from the well hidden alcohol.

Overall, a truly enjoyable experience, the perfect libation to inspire a hunt for a descendent of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +6%

Dark brown, full finger fluffy light beige head that sticks around quite a while. Lovely lace later on.
Smells really nice, with nut and spongecake, dark grape, fig, cola, faint cognac, some light baking chocolate, caramel, herbs and spices (definitely coriander, but also some hints of vanilla, black pepper and.. bay leaf?).
A really nice salty caramel contrast in the taste that enhances all the other stuff. Nice nut, dried plum, raisin, toasted grain, chocolate cake, dried berries, biscuit, thoroughly spiced with coriander. Some faint minty and floral notes, bit of red wine, almost cognac, towards the finish. Some toasted wood chips, a bit of chewing tobacco and a mild bitter earthy hop presence.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Aftertaste is really nice, recaping everything but concentrating more on the toasted malt. Alcohol never boozy.
Quite a special beer, tasty, complex, deserves its spot in the "must try" gallery of Scottish beers.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Brilliantly clear dark brown with wonderfully garnet highlights and a smallish off white head that took some coaxing to stir up and dissipated quite quickly. Aromas of stone fruit and brown sugary caramel and toffee with hints of smoke, light wood and non descript spice. The flavor follows through on what the aroma promised. Dark sugary maltiness with hints of caramelized sugars with lots of cherry and almond notes with touches of prunes and raisins. Light spice and alcohol flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Wonderfully complex sipping beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of logicalparadox
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Deep, dark, syrupy, boozy, notes of spice--not only coriander, but also anise. A lot to take in. Alcohol is more noticeable than I typically care for, but it melds with the dark fruits to come off like fruit cake with prunes and raisins soaked in rum. A bit of brandy and cognac notes.

This is a great beer, but not my speed. Not enjoying this, due to the forward character of the alcohol, especially as it warms. Couldn't finish this one.

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cjgiant
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

Bottle stamped L 3112:
Pours an almost black dark brown, with a nice foamy off white head. The head eventually collects and maintains at the edges. Very little to l=no lacing, but some alcohol trails, somewhat surprisingly. Nose is date, dark raisin, light brown sugar. There is also some dark roasted malt, somewhat coffee-ish notes as well.

Taste again follows the nose (like the House Ale previously rated). The barrel comes through more prevalently in this beer that the other. The taste does have a certain fruitiness to it, I get what I can best describe as plum. The feel is light-to medium; the carbonation leaves me with a feel similar to almost flat cola.

To me, the feel again is a minor issue. In this beer, the flavor is better overall, which helps make up for the lack of body (IMO). A nice offering, and I'd be willing to try again to see if I might be missing something.

Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Wee Heavy glass.

A real creamy forming three finger very light tan head, almost coffee espresso colored, with thin bubbles in its makeup. Body color is a big mahogany with hints of burnt rust like red on the edges and highlights. Very muddy and opaque kind of pudding like character as well it seems strangely too.

Super fruity nose. Hints of raspberry like esters and big dry spices. Strangely sensing salty character, and mellow caramel. Very small hints of wispy like smoke as well, hitting nicely to match. Extremely subtly and complex bouquet, very enjoyable.

Palate actually comes as a bit of a letdown. For oak barrel aging, extremely watery and weak. Not much coating on the palate or lasting aromas. Faint milk chocolate malt sensations with not much thickness. Fruity hinting character and complexity feels completely washed out, not giving the large sensing aroma and hoping palate that might be forthcoming. Light bodied stout feel and flavors, mild ashen charing. Fruit flavors only seem to be on the nose and not the palate also.

Where is the caramel on this thing, or great mouthfeel that comes from barrel aging? Some real interesting fruity tones, but for a wee heavy and a particular barrel aged one this isn't doing much for me, as decent and simple the beer is to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
92 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.