Traquair Jacobite | Traquair House Brewery Lld

BA SCORE
92
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905 Ratings
Traquair JacobiteTraquair Jacobite
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotland, United Kingdom
traquair.co.uk

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
905
Reviews:
544
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
94
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep cola with a fizzy carbonation that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some dark fruit phenols and definitely some coriander spice, though that too fades rapidly. Taste is good but lacking a certain depth. Lots of ethel phenol notes upfront to give it that Scotch style flavor, the coriander is there but doesn't add too much outside a faint spice, nor does the oak. Caramel malt pokes through now and again. Mouthfeel is fine.

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Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrojanRB
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, dark mahogany colored with a very thin head and no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, fudge, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit, coffee and vanilla.
Taste: A lot of malt in the taste. Caramel, dried fruit, raisin, plum, oak and brown sugar.
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Crisp.

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Photo of vinicole
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1000th review.
Deep chestnut. Thin wispy head which nevertheless provides a nice halo effect around the edge of the goblet.
Rich stoned fruit aroma. Toffee. Rum and raisin fudge. Alcohol apparent but not boozy.
Toffee apple sweetness. Mild malt biscuit. Spice is present but melds well into the other flavours.
Beautiful soft carbonation is somewhat spoiled by a cloying texture.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Berries, cocoa, and coffee in the aroma. Toast and that typical mineral note I've found in scotch ales from Scotland. Sarsaparilla, cola, pumpernickel bread.

Pours nearly black with auburn highlights and a thin light tan head. Some lacing, little retention.

Burst of juicy fruits upfront with berries and pear rounded off with roasty bitterness, toast, and cocoa. Plum and raisin. Light notes of herbal tea. A scotch ale with coriander sounded a bit odd to me, but it adds just a subtle herbal fruity quality.

Full, rich, juicy, without being heavy or cloying. Medium low carbonation. Dry, minerally finish.

Just great, though I feel I'm cheating the beer without pairing it with food. It definitely craves it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larryqian
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a dark red-brown with half a finger of tan head that leaves dripping ice cream lace as it recedes.

Smells of rich dark caramel, molasses, toffee pudding, red wine fruitiness, faint coffee and mild sugary coriander.

Tastes of toasted caramel, spiced rum, raisins, coriander, barrel wood, more gently fruity red wine and more mild coffee.

Feels deceptively light at first. Medium-full bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A big beer that is fun to sip.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. 12/28/23 BB date. Appearance: Dark brown with deep ruby/garnet hue, clear, and a moderate khaki colored head that lingers nicely. Aroma: Rich caramel, bready maltiness with a strong citrus and coriander character. Also a little vanilla and oak. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, mostly caramel with a touch of toast, a spicy coriander, and ends with a light oak and just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. Almost had a dark candi sugar flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body. Has a nice creaminess, with a moderate carbonation and just a touch of alcohol warmth. Finish: Dry and tannic with a lingering caramel maltiness and touch of spicy coriander. Overall: Awesome twist on a classic Scotch Ale. The coriander gives a spicy citrusy note that provides a nice contrast to the rich maltiness. Oak character is really restrained, only noticeable in the aroma.

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Photo of teromous
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the shoulder of the beer: "BB28 DEC 2023 L5148 12:10"

Appearance: A dark brown body with mahogany accents where light strikes it. The head is short and instantly fades to a small medium sized raft. While it was standing the head was a very light khaki color.

Aroma: Sweet caramel and coriander. It is a surprisingly enticing yet simple combination. Over time it takes on a character similar to vanilla. It smells very much like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale without the dark fruit character or Belgian yeast character.

Taste: Again there is a strong caramel flavor (not buttery) with a hint of a toasted flavor and a very strong coriander flavor. The beer says it is "fermented in oak barrels" and I can't say that I pick up any oak character but the overall beer flavors are very good. I am very impressed at how well the flavors have held up in this import. I am not getting any oxidation and the flavors taste clean and don't feel depreciated. Just a touch of apple in the finish that develops over time.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium body without a lot of texture. Overall it is a clean and well-defined beer.

Overall: This is a very different Scotch Ale; one that has coriander. I love it. It tastes great. I bought it thinking that there would be more oak character and there wasn't any that I could perceive, unless that lightly toasted flavor is somehow imparted from the barrels. I was very surprised at the flavors of this beer because the caramel flavor of the malt and the coriander flavor work very well together. They just create a unique flavor that is very enjoyable. The whole drinking experience of this beer is more enjoyable than the sum of its parts. I recommend it and I would drink it again. Although this beer does not taste like the standard Scotch Ales it is on my radar for future recommendations.

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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
4.15 out of 5 based on 905 ratings.
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