Sunday, October 16, 2011

Traquair 2020

Appearance: clear garnet, amber, and cherry woods – dense and polished. Small tannish head fades to a small but solid collar bordering a paper thin tan film. Swirls thick and lacey.

Nose: prunes and fudge, raisins, dried plums and apricots. Fudge weaves in and out of all while dark fruits dominate. Apple skins. Tree bark shavings along the edge with faint whispers of dried leaves.

Palate: prunes and raisins with cinnamon in the back. European chocolates mingle with rich moist black earth. Wisps of smoke in the back – burning bark and wood. Starts to grow tannic along sides – red wine soaked leather and oak. Chocolate truffles with cinnamon and chocolate powder. Spiced and flambéed plums, prunes, grapes, apples, and apricots.

Final Thoughts: lovely and sophisticated. Traquair House never disappoints both in traditional castle brewing and modern inspiration. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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