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

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very good

2,613 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,613
Reviews: 940
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 177
Gots: 265 | 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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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This guy pours a mahogany brown with rich ruby red highlights. The head is modest and retention isn't too bad.

Right off the bat, I get some olive off tones. They are somewhat difficult to get past, but there's a load of toasty caramel malt in there. Smoke and some roasted nutty flavors are also easily distinguishable. The mild hop profile offers just an accent of herbal character, and actually seem to intensify as it warms.

There is a load of flavor in here, and even the hop presence is kicked up a notch. Alcohol isn't hidden either, it certainly makes it's mark on the overall character of the beer, but not in a bad way. The flavor really evolves as it sits and takes on new flavors constantly. Mint and lime esters start to come out to accompany loads of caramel and spice.

The body is on the light side of medium. It goes down pretty slick and finishes chalky and dry. Overall it's a good beer, but struggles to live up to 3F's other offering. Perhaps not being hop-centric is a hindrance on that, yet the flavor is solid and I would certainly drink another.

climax, Feb 18, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the map room.

Collar and lacing is.unreal. perfect delicious, good carbonation. The retention. Is delightful.

Smells of caramel, deep molasses, Brown sugar, rum, earthen hops and malts.

Tastes... Peaty, super sweet, its a delightful scotch ale with a dry sweet finish. Some grainy nature. Almost perfect.

Crisp, lingering middle, sweetness until a dry malty grain.. I love you.

This beer is great start to finish. You want. Near perfect scorech Alek. It's this.

Khazadum, Feb 17, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Stone Ruination IPA pint.

A- Dark amber, 2" light mocha head and decent blotching remains on the glass.

S- sweet amber malts, slight smoke and vanilla.

T- roasted amber malts, slight smoke/peat, and some hop bitterness.

M- medium body with a semi-dry dry finish that lingers.

O- I haven't had this beer in a few years and since I fell in love with IPA's. I wasn't missing a lot. This is a ok beer and a decent scotch ale.

kawilliams81, Feb 09, 2012
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,613 ratings.