Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.65/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a tulip on 6/27/10
Dark, almost murky brown though held to the light it has a coppery crimson hue. Very thin layer of foam; no retention halfway through the glass. Just a few tiny splotches of lacing.
The aroma is interesting, even if leaning toward the modest side of things. Roasted malts indeed; notes of molasses, brown sugar, buttery toffee & chocolate or at least cocoa. Overtones of dark fruits, raisins & prunes. Hints of earthy hops.
The taste is more assertive, though it never loses balance between flavors. Indeed, it is well blended. Brown sugary sweet fruits - raisins, prunes & maybe a hint of fig. A little caramel & undertones of cocoa powder. The malts maintain their roasted character all the while. An understated hoppiness comes in on the finish.
Full bodied with a nice grittiness to it. Carbonation is rather low, accentuating the overall smoothness the beer exhibits. Alcohol heat is noticeable without being a focal point. Roasted residuals linger with a subtle bitter twinge.
This is easily one of the best Scottish Ales I've tried. Aside from tasting great, the structure is most impressive. This bottle has been sitting in the fridge for several months; I have no idea how much it differs from a fresh bottle, but it's fine the way it is. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2010 02:59:34 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a bottle into a pint glass.
A: pours dark red with about 1/4 inch of thin foam that disappears quickly. I did get several rings of lace that clung to my glass through out.
S: dominated by yeast and malts.
T: a bit sweet at times giving off brown sugar notes. Yeast, malts, and a bit of oak bitterness at the end.
M: smooth and quite easy drinking. I would say medium for mouthfeel
O: not even close to my favorite from Three Floyd's or even a Scottish Ale for that matter. Not bad...but not great either.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 21:34:29 | More by Gear54
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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