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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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very good

2,694 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,694
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 183
Gots: 290 | FT: 15
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Viperman1316, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Docrock, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds XV Anniversary imperial pint glass

Pours a reddish dark amber bordering on brown with a two finger off-white head. No lacing evident as the head recedes. Notes of caramel, chocolate, and roasty malts on the nose. Opens with the taste of toffee, cocao nibs, bread, and a bit of smoke. Roasted malts join in as the hops that have been present, but in the background, surface to add a bite of bitterness on the finish. Smooth Medium body and a medium level of carbonation. Malty goodness, but not quite as peaty as most other Scottish/Scotch ales.

chanokokoro, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Avi, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

martyl1000, May 14, 2013
Photo of robbyc1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at the Maproom, a very sessionable Scottish ale, not exceptional but good. Nice dark brown look, soft head. Very roasty, with hints of chocolate, but lacking any smokiness that I prefer in this style.

Flavor matches the nose, with a very drinkable balanced finish, excellent afternoon beer, just not over the top. I would like to retry this in the bottle as the 3Floyds are known for their hops, which are not dominant here off the cask, well done but there are better out there.

robbyc1, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of BMoney575
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 12-3-08

Pours a hazy brown color, with a bit of amber peeking around the edges. No head, no lacing.

Smell is subtle peat, a good amount of smoke, and a great maltiness.

Taste is much like the smell, the perfect balance of earthy and sweet. Slightly smoky with a great hops to even things out.

Mouthfeel is perfect, thick to go with the malty flavors.

Drinkability is very good, sweet but well balanced.

Overall, one of the most drinkable Scottish ales, and a tasty pick.

BMoney575, Dec 04, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sethmcconkey, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sweetlou25, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Shabadoo, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ZachKelly, May 19, 2014
Photo of flexabull
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark deep amber color, has a slight haze, and a nice sturdy looking head.

Aromas are sweet, smokey, and a bit spicey as well.

Flavors are dry and sweet. There is a nice crispness to the one, along with a hint of dark fruit flavors. Beer has nice flavors, and they aren't overwhelming, it has a nice overall subtleness.

Mouthfeel is good. A nice well rounded beer.

Drinkability is good. This is a nice easy drinking scotch ale, with good, yet subtle flavors. I could easily session this one.

This was a throw in bottle was courtesy of Cresant. Thanks again!

flexabull, Mar 25, 2007
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mattsbeerlist, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Matt_Rodgers, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

modernartblues, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Carb-Overlord, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dgfair for the extra. 12 oz bottle (no date) poured into a dimpled mug. Pours a rich mahogany with a thick, fizzy cream-colored head that quickly dissipates to very thin lining. Aroma is big dark malts, caramel being the most pronounced, with a bit of raw sugar, scotchy peat, and fresh bread. The first sip bursts with complex malt flavors, and the chocolate makes an appearance. A tiny hoppy presence smooths out the chocolate up front and leads into more standard malts, as bread and caramel fill the palate next. Something is hiding in the depths of the flavor, maybe a touch of maple syrup? Smooth, a bit creamy, but not heavy. ABV is just right, unnoticeable but enough to give the beer a backbone. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Overall a good American Scottish Ale!

CuriousMonk, Feb 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

gratefulbeerhead, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hokenfloken, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mklisz, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Danmullens1, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cadaugherty, May 14, 2013
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,694 ratings.