Traquair Jacobite | Traquair House Brewery Lld

Traquair JacobiteTraquair Jacobite
BA SCORE
88.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 914 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
Ranking:
#1,558
Reviews:
547
Ratings:
914
Liked:
805
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
95
Trade:
2
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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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Photo of AngusOg
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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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FBarber
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review #400!

Pours dark shiny brown bordering on black. Thin tan head dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin ring of tan head around the outside of the beer.

Aroma is subdued but very fruity - notes of a red grape aroma, red vermouth, a hint of orange zest, touch of coriander, some sweet molasses, candied cherry, and raisins.

Taste has notes of red grapes, candied cherries, coriander, and a hint of orange zest up front. Gives way to a smooth oaky finish with a hint of vanilla. Bit of a slight boozy touch on the finish. Touch of spice - pepper like - on the aftertaste, lingers on the palate.

Mild carbonation. Beer is smoooooth but rather crisp. Not at all heavy given the ABV. Nice dry finish.

Overall this is a lovely Scotch Ale - not quite as good as Traquair's House Ale, but lovely none the less.

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

330 ml bottle
Clear dark mahogany body with a good head.
Loads of raisin, date and other dark dried fruity flavors. Hints of faint spices. Smooth body with near perfect, light carbonation.
Excellent!

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

A: Poured into a DFH snifter to a nearly black beer topped by a finger of dense off white head that retains well but does fade after a bit to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing.
S: Smells of a nice caramelized malty sweetness with some dark fruits and slight roasted malt and some hints of oak. I could smell this all night
T: Taste is caramel sweetness, bready malts, a little fruity alcohol, slight roasted malt, a little tea like flavor at times as well as some slight hints of oak. Swallow is more caramelized malts with some lingering roasted malts and touches of oak.
M: This one is on the heavier side of medium with soft but adequate carbonation and a drying finish
O: Overall this is one tasty Scotch Ale. It hits all the right marks and has all the right flavors. It has a nice complexity and good flavors. This is definitely one to try if you're into this style of beer.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandon_C
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look:
I had this beer poured from a pint sized bottle into a pint glass at cellar temperature. Bottle was nicely decorated in Victorian style art and was as unique as the beer itself. Pour was a dark amber color, hints of red in the light, but not as dark as I assumed it would be based on other reviews. Almost non-existent lacing, and a decently thick head.

Smell:
Very unique smell, sharp and boozy, but strong hints of coriander and spice the further away you get. Slight hints of coffee, fruit, and oak, but overall a strong scent of alcohol.

Taste:
Very reassuring taste, not as booze-heavy as the scent would lead you to believe. Hints of toffee and juniper. Smooth up front, drifting into an almost fruity slightly sharp aftertaste, with hints of coriander all throughout. The oak flavor hits subtly and briefly at the tip of the tongue. Very malty. Lingering flavor pleasingly sits on your tongue after each sip, a great experience.

Feel:
Smooth, slight sharpness in the background, but the carbonation perfectly fits the flavor, mellowing the whole drink out into what I would call the perfect mouth feel.

Overall, this is a must-try in my book. It's not extremely distinct or overpowering on any side of the spectrum, but it doesn't need to be, because it is great as is.

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Photo of LMO1190
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At pour it looks very dark, almost like a porter. But when you hold it up to the light, it has a nice mahogany color. About half a finger of thick head.

At 60 degree F.

Smell of coriander comes out very nicely. With lots of caramel and fruitiness. Reminds me of a Belgium Quad.

Taste of caramel.Vanilla, raisins, Some coffee. A good amount of fruitiness. Very smooth and clean tasting. Alcohol isn't overwhelming at all. Excellent Brew.

Overall : This beer is great. Smooth and flavorful. Would go great after eating a Nice Bloody Steak. Or With a cigar. Will buy again and cellar a few. High recommend

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Photo of JohnTurano
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire123
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of farrago
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Average pour barely yields a head, momentary surface coating that is comprised of larger bubbles and dissolves rapidly, as would be expected, zero lacing too. Completely opaque liquid with a brown to yellowish hue, looks like a glass of mud, every now and then you can see a big, fat bubble break the surface. The nose slowly unfolds to produce fig, prune, date fruit notes, nuts, caramel and toffee with lower dark chocolate, more medicinal than driven by baking spices, doesn’t really develop a roasty side until allowed to warm a good bit. The fuller body along with minimal carbonation makes it feel chubby in the mouth, sort of sluggish like awakening from a nap. Certainly on the sweeter side, here the lead element is the chocolate, caramel and molasses with a lesser role for the date, fig, raisin fruit. Nutty here too, the coriander is not that clearly evident. More licorice and vanilla to cola present, uncooked oatmeal. Whisper of peaty booziness at the end but overall it’s smooth and balanced. Ends with more chocolate and a fruit cake sweetness and texture. More flavorful when warmer but has higher drinkability while chilled.

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
Beer rating: 88.1% out of 100 with 914 ratings
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