Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.53/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Beerguy for the sample.
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date to be found. Picture on the label show a crazed Scots man wondering if he should drink the ale first or go to battle with his battle axe.
Appearance: Perfect clarity of a deep reddish mahogany tone, caked on foamy head subsides in to a thin yet extremely stick off white lace. Lighter color than most strong Scottish Ales.
Smell: Highly toasted malt and an unidentifiable candied fruit seem most dominant in the aroma. A mellow subdued alcohol starts to warm, small whiffs of chocolate and smoke find their way to the nostrils.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a sizeable malt palate and a pretty smooth mouth feel, carbonation is at a moderate level. Maltiness is quick to give away caramel, cake-like, chocolate and roasted flavour all in mellow layers. Hints of chicory and carob as well. This is all pushed away by a semi-brash highly toasted malt character that won't let go with a slow dryness. Hops play a perfect balancing act and tag along with the growing dryness. Alcohol is noticeable though seems a bit devious in that it warms the body more than the tongue can detect with slight fumes warming the mouth and nose, it becomes apparent in your body that this does have a quite sizably large alcohol content. Dry malt finish leaves you wondering what happened to the body.
Notes: A strong brew in the alcoholic sense but a tad thin in the malt department with the loss of body and sweetness, oddly this adds to its drinkability. More of a Double Brown Ale IMO rather than a Scotch Ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2005 21:58:20 | More by Jason
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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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