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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

2,399 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,399
Reviews: 934
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 166
Gots: 194 | FT: 13
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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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-02-2011 06:24:04 | More by DSlim71
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Billakowski for the bottle.

Appearance: Hazed deep copper. Small khaki head drops to a thin ring and vestiges of a cap. Some lacing and head production on the swirl. Carbonation looks lively.

Smell: Roasted malts and caramel from the start. Nice punch of bready crust and some dough. Sweetness is present, but remarkably constrained given the malt profile. Soft hints off citrus from the hops. Malty.

Taste: Caramel with hints of toffee. Soft bread and crust mingled with a clean doughy finish. Citrus lingers in the back and adds a little depth to the malt bill. Sweetness lingers. Clean with a big roasted component. Fresh baked bread.

Mouthfeel: Moderate with a chewy take. Carbonation is higher than I would expect from the style, but it helps disperse some of the sweetness.

Overall: Solid, especially for the style. Nice depth of flavor. Tons of malts and sweetness, but it's never overbearing. It mystifies me that Three Floyds can make something this malty and turn around and make their hop juggernauts. Skill.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 18:42:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-12-2012 16:51:36 | More by MarkIntihar
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Socalfan21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-07-2013 13:16:52 | More by Socalfan21
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ONUMello

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a FFF pint glass
A: Deep brown color with a very thin head that dissipates quickly.
S: Roasted coffee, toasted grain and toffee all come through.
T: Similar to the nose, with toasted grain, coffee and caramel notes. Also some fruit notes, and a bitterness on the end.
M: Creamy at first, but the bitterness at the end is a bit unbalanced.
O: I like it. Perhaps my least favorite FFF I've had so far, but that's like picking the least favorite of a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 21:44:23 | More by ONUMello
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-10-2013 15:57:52 | More by sendbeer
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eggs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-30-2013 16:07:00 | More by eggs
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-29-2013 16:35:29 | More by MacStinson
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: In pint, this beer pours a deep ruby-brown color and displays a head of light tan 1" high. Retention is good, and small bubbles 'pancake' the otherwise tight foam lace.

Smell: A rich and sweet malted nose is most noticeable. A deep breath gives hints of cocoa, and sugary syrup.

Taste: This has a nice taste about it. First thing is the rather sharp bitterness (for a Scotch Ale at least) that serves to balance the load of malts. It adds an interesting element to this beer. Flavors of fig, light molasses and sweet butter with the undeniable taste of cocoa. I like it very well, but Scotch ales aren't really my favorite brew. I'd definitely choose this over some others.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This is nice and not too heavy or viscous. The carbonation suits this wonderfully. Drinkable? I suppose so, but again, I don't typically toss back more than one Scotch ale and I might not look for another of these. Very nice though. The 9% is very well hidden amongst the maltiness. If only 3F's products were cheaper. At least the distribution is starting to come around here on the east coast.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2005 16:43:40 | More by 99bottles
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klingenator

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-10-2013 23:57:47 | More by klingenator
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 02:15:25 | More by TwelveOunces
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-06-2014 19:51:28 | More by Dicers
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-01-2011 18:19:10 | More by kjkinsey
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-15-2011 01:31:02 | More by thebouch01
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-17-2011 15:20:02 | More by thewimperoo
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-17-2011 07:20:36 | More by ej285701
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Torch20


4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-11-2012 20:05:58 | More by Torch20
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Ebb68

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-30-2012 16:48:12 | More by Ebb68
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woodjjacct

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-24-2012 02:01:08 | More by woodjjacct
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Tyler1tiger

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-02-2013 03:58:07 | More by Tyler1tiger
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 23:15:38 | More by spycow
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-25-2012 17:55:41 | More by ControlledBurn
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-15-2013 11:27:34 | More by dalepryor
Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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