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

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very good

2,678 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,678
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 183
Gots: 290 | FT: 16
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Snowrs, Mar 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

80b, Mar 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

sampieper1, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip - a deep burgundy pour with about an inch of off white fluffy head. smells of chocolate, berries, oak, and toffee rise up quickly. very chocolatey tasting, a musky grape backbone with toasted grains. very rich and creamy and a bit fun on the cheeks with the combination of sweet malts and roasted grains - this is delicious, of course another great 3 floyds beer (what a surprise..)

facundoCNB, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Arcane, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

KingRascal, Mar 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

kylep3, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

SelMa86, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Cerceorf, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

quilty, Mar 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

redblacks75, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Mick-e-d, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

pmarlowe, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

DB0Z, Mar 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Grinnerman, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

neckbracesub, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

mhaugo, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle. May be my favorite FFF artwork with the out of control Robert(in a good way) on the label. Poured into a nonic style pint glass.

A - deep ruby red/mahogany brown toned color. Off white to tan colored head looks as if it's been caked on. Very smooth and thick looking. Provides a tight ring of lace with some pretty good stick.

S - roasted malts and dark fruits highlight this aroma. Some hints of sweet malts and chocolate within.

T - roasted malts front and center. Caramel goodness with small hints of chocolate. Dark fruit flavor never rises above the roasty malts, but is present among the background throughout. Flavor has a sweet character with a slight bitterness creeping through in the finish.

M - medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Thick and just plain good in the mouth. Dry finish.

O - what a great tasting brew from FFF. This is one I could enjoy every evening. Malts are plentiful and tasty. It's flavors are complex enough to keep it interesting yet remaining well balanced. Robert the Bruce is way up there on my 'go to' list and is hard to pass up everytime I see it on shelves. What would I do without FFF. Just a solid and great tasting beer.

BradtheGreat7, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of blackcompg
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a pint of this on tap at SLYCE coal fired pizza in Wauconda...

Appearance - A deep ruby amber color, nearly transparent, with a solid 1 finger khaki head upon arrival. Wonderful lacing, a defined ring from each sip along the inside of my pint glass at the end.

Smell - Ohhhh dark fruits, roasted malts, touch of molasses and brown sugar, some nice yeast and bready smells too.

Taste - I really love this - starts with roasted malts, burnt toffee and a touch of molasses. Dark, ripe fruits enter in moments, along with a nice touch of sourness - plum peels. Next comes a slight hop flavor, grassy and floral, and maybe just a touch of grapefruit peel. The finish is slightly dry, with little pockets of roasted malts, baked brad, and ripe plums throughout the mouth.

Mouthfeel - is on the high side of medium, mostly from the breadth and depth of flavor. Carb is on the lower side, adding a slight cleansing, but also allowing the many flavors to build and play together to form a wonderful, deep, and complex finish.

Overall - I would and will purchase this one again, really nice flavors here, alcohol is hidden perfectly, and there are so many nice flavors here to enjoy. Stands up well to flavorful salads and pizza. Highly recommend.

blackcompg, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

briiguy, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of samie85
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep crimson color with two fingers of off white head.

This is more reminiscent of a Black IPA/IPA than a Scottish Ale; big tropical hop notes with some nice caramel backing.

Definitely remains me of the restrained versions of Black IPA's; big tropical notes with some roast and bready malt notes.

Crisp, prickly, clean feel with low carbonation and a light medium carbonation; a little light for a "scottish ale".

Pretty easy drinking but not what I would expect from a scottish ale at all. This reminds me a lot of Pride and Joy from Three Floyd's in that it is a decent beer, but far from close stylistically to the beer it's labeled as.

samie85, Mar 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

RobertMathison, Mar 02, 2012
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,678 ratings.