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Traquair Jacobite - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

711 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 62
Gots: 29 | 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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Reviews by augustgarage:
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augustgarage

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before June, 2017. Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Gordon Highland thistle.

Rosewood body with a thin smattering of khaki foam that recedes to a lasting collar. Sandy lacing, thin tears, average retention.

Very distinctive but hard to place aroma suggests toffee, lemon zest, violets, pipe tobacco, and plenty of spice among other things.

Deep but not cloying caramel notes, a mild huskiness, dark fruit, grassy hops, and a leaf-like earthiness introduce the flavor profile. Coriander is only just present in the finish. Suggestion of port, peat, and rich malt throughout. Finishes medium-dry.

Rather light bodied with just a touch of carbonation.

Well attenuated, flavorful, yet subtle ale. Quite complex thanks to the long (LONG) boil and resultant kettle caramelization rather than the addition of any specialty grains. Worth reading up on how this is produced - there are few if any brewers still making scotch ales this way. While I think I actually prefer Alesmith's Wee Heavy, this has a certain rustic purity not found elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 03:32:23 | More by augustgarage
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jacobite pours a dark brown color with a very small lacing head. There is a harsh malt aroma, with hints of oak. The taste has a nice burnt malt flavor, with hints of scotch and big hints of oak. Nice good flavors, good body too. Overall its a very nice and rich beer.

Serving type: bottle

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tillmac62

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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

BBD June 2018. Pours almost as dark as a stout, but has a very deep dark ruby hue. Nice head and lacing that retains well. The nose is dark fruits (dates, raisins and figs) coupled with hints of vanilla, oak, anise and coriander over a rich malt sweetness. Full bodied with a rich luxurious creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is both complex and balanced. It follows the nose with dark fruits slowly yielding to the sweet malt. In the middle chocolate notes are evident that slowly fade to a very subtle vanilla and smoky oak. The finish leaves you with a note of coriander and the only hint of alcohol. In short, this is a brewer's masterpiece.

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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United Kingdom (England)

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Poured into a tulip glass at cellar temperature.

Just a small, one-finger tan head forms on this one, dissipating to a fine sheet kept alive by abundant streams of carbonation. The color is a very deep, dark ruby.

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This is a terrifically malty beer with a considerable depth of leathury, earthy, oak character that makes it especially satisfying.

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.