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Robert The Bruce - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,749 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 2,749
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 185
Gots: 312 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A dark brown opaque body without a head

S roasted nuts, heavy malts, mild cleaning solution

T creamy, stout-like, baked bread, peppery

M smooth, alcoholic warmth

O Not my favorite Scottish Ale. Overall, offers a very enjoyable, complex palate

Jonoesh5, Today at 01:54 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

crytion, Yesterday at 11:04 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

BigRedDog, Saturday at 04:04 PM
Photo of Phocion
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into shaker pint. Dark brown with copper hues. Solid finger of frothy khaki head.

Aroma is deep malts with a healthy dose of caramelized sugars. Slightly roasted nuttiness and a lightly peated undertone. Doughy and earthy. Toffee and toast. A touch of butterscotch which may either be diacetyl or caramelization. Light fig-like esters. No noticeable hop aromas and a subdued alcohol presence.

Aroma is very richly malted. Smoked peat is more prevalent than it was in the nose. Slightly estery and caramelized brown sugar. Sweet toffee and a slightly bitter roastiness to balance out the finish.

Medium-bodied and a little under-carbonated, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt due to the growler. Soft mouthfeel with a touch of alcoholic warmth.

Overall, this seems to ride the line between an 80/- and 90/- Shilling. It's richly malted and quite drinkable considering it's 6.5% ABV, though avoids becoming cloying. It's an excellent attempt but doesn't quite match the better Scottish distilleries. Still a pleasant and enjoyable beer.

Phocion, Friday at 06:43 AM
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4.88/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.1/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

NT99, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A-Dark brown color with a slight hint of orange, off white head dissipates quickly
S-light toffee, caramel aroma
M-satisfyingly full body, carbonation is slightly peppery
T-Good bitterness that balances the malty goodness. There is a watery component that I can't figure out...
O-Decent beer for it's intended style, I was honestly expecting more, but pleased nonetheless.

SSS, Nov 15, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Robert The Bruce from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,749 ratings.