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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Robert The Bruce Scottish AleRobert The Bruce Scottish Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,460 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,460
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 176
Gots: 214 | FT: 13
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:
30 IBUs - A bold Scottish ale with a complex malty body derived from roasted and crystal malts balanced with just the right combination of hops. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose with layered caramel and roasted notes and a full body. Robust yet smooth, Robert The Bruce is a malt lover’s delight.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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Ryan011235

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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
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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,460 ratings.