Robert The Bruce - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,791 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,791
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 184
Gots: 331 | FT: 14
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:
A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. There is no date but purchased at the end of April at DLD. Poured this into Central Waters globe.

A: Pours a really pretty ruby reddish amber orange color. About a half finger of off white head. Fades into a ring quickly. Leaves some lacing traces.

S: I get some toasted grain aromas. Maybe some toasted caramel notes. Maybe some mild raisin and prune?

T: It's a really delicious sip. Definitely a malt lover's beer. As light is to be expected for this style brew. So up front I get a little light chocolate malt flavor. With a hint of bitterness from the hopping. In the middle of the mouth, you get those toasted notes. A touch of toffee. A note of caramel.

M: Medium bodied. Really lighter than it looks.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jeremy13586
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a pint glass

Color was a nice mahogany with some ruby along the edges. The beer barely let light through, but I could see some floaties in the bottom of the glass. Poured a two finger light-tan head and left a little bit of lacing.

Caramel, toffee and some light bitterness. There was also a little bit of roasted malt. Hints of coffee came out as it warmed up.

Oak, caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. A little bit of a lingering bitterness, but the finish was pretty clean.

Medium-heavy body and chewy. Leaves a bit of an oily slickness. Carbonation seemed a little bit heavy.

I totally dug this beer, but it just seemed to be lacking something that I can't quite put my finger on. I don't know if I sat on the beer for too long (it was sitting in my fridge for about 3 or 4 months), but I'd totally be willing to have it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle

Acquired via trade
Thanks, barkingelectron!

Dark auburn and amber in color with a quickly forming, somewhat large light brown head that lasts for a while and eventually leaves thin ribbons of lace down the glass.

Aroma is of caramel, toffee, breads, mild roast, and some smoke. I think the smoke is a bit distracting from what otherwise is a fairly straightforward and to-style aroma.

The dark malt and smoke character I find in the flavor is a bit distracting as well, taking away from the caramels, toffees, and bready malts I also find. Good enough, though not particularly drinkable.

Medium to full bodied with moderate-high carbonation. This feels heavy and dense and doesn't lend itself at all to sessioning.

Good enough, though not a typical variation of the style--also, not particularly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Robert the Bruce poured into a Three Floyds tulip pint glass, consumed on 5/25/12. No bottle date.

A- One finger off-white head with average to below average retention. Very thin crown hangs around. Zero lacing. Poor clarity, fairly hazy. Deep copper to light brown body with some garnet highlights.

S- Out the neck, malty, sweet caramel, very light roast. Once poured, light malty sweetness. Fairly light aroma.

T- Tons of malt. Somewhat sweet. Caramel. Finish is fairly dry with malt lingering and some hints of light roast.

M- Medium to medium light body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly slick.

O- Very tasty! I could use a little more aroma though.

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
This was the very first 3F beer I ever had and it has become my 17th 3F review because I had it prior to doing reviews.

This beer pours a super hazy dark amber/brown with only light getting through. It has a unique spiciness for a Scottish ale and it also has a notable hop presence, it traditional of Three Floyd's and is slightly fruity and piney but not too noticeable. The malt flavors are roasted malts and a tiny bit of dark fruits, some caramel as well. This is more bitter then most Scottish ales but is pretty creamy smooth at the same time. A pretty darn good scotch ale, hands down.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First and foremeost, I am a huge fan of The Bruce (aka Robert the Bruce). Got this as a bonus from a trade from dicemanSTL (thanks!!)

Very very nice Scottish-style Ale! Notes follow:

A: Dark amber brown

S/T: sweet, oaky, malts, sugars, really nice...very very drinkable (I mean it would be easy to sit down and over the period of a couple hours put down a six-pack of this brew).

M: Nice, smooth...

O: I am really enjoying this beer. Nothing bad to say about it. Nice drinkable ale from FFF!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Robert The Bruce from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.