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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

2,451 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,451
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 173
Gots: 208 | FT: 12
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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tewaris

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to dvelcich (Dan) for this extra!

30 IBUs
12 oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a New Belgium snifter

Appearance 4/5
Moderately clear and dark, but not terribly dark, reddish-brown with deep caramel highlights when held up to light. Thin tan head that started off as huge, but subsided rather quick and left little lacing.

Aroma 4/5
An intense caramel nose which is so strong that one would think that they are smelling warm, fresh caramel itself. Certainly promising of flavor over mere sweetness, like a good tasting dessert, with undertones of dry fruit; I am thinking raisins and figs. However, I don't get any of the roast that's mentioned on the label and in that sense, it's rather one dimensional. No hops, obviously.

Taste 4/5
Malty sweet with the flavor described above, but disappointing, when compared to the aroma. Some bitterness and astringency from the roast shows up near the long, sweet finish and stays afterwards, resulting in a chocolate-caramel aftertaste. There's no discernible hop flavor, which is proper. Slight warming from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel 3/5
So thin, that I don't know what to think of it. I think that if the beer had a bigger body, it could've helped the taste too, which is good but not strong enough. The carbonation is low, as expected and desired.

Drinkability 4/5
Alright, but this one needs a stronger body.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 09:34:40 | More by tewaris
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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,451 ratings.