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Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 16.79%
Wants: 38
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Scottish-style ale aged for one year in a bourbon barrel with raspberries. Just a delight.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: westweasel on 02-17-2007)
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Reviews by Marty30:
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4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FFF XV party. Served into a plastic cup.

A. Dark muddy brown with a ruby tint to it. One finger offwhite head. A small amount of lacing.

S. Smells of bourbon and raspberries,with an underlying caramel and earthyness.

T. Just fantastic! Bourbon and wood with caramel and toffee with a nice tart raspberrry finish.

M. Medium well carbonated feel kind of a tart dry finish.

Overall one of the highlights of the Party for me. I had 3 glasses of this! I wish I could get ahold of more of this as it was awesome!

Marty30, Nov 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the second beer I had on my first visit to FFF. It was served in a snifter which is perfect for a brew this aromatic. Visually the beer is very dark and a touch cloudy. The flavor profile is very complex and quite simply amazing. The bourbon flavor is first followed by vanilla-malt and finishes with subtle raspberry. You can taste the alcohol but is in no way overpowering. This is one that should be bottled, but since it is not, I can't wait to get Munster to have this one again.

HoppinDad, Jun 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

rfraga77, Nov 16, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at FFF.

A- A murky brown with a thin cap.

S- Tons of oak and raspberries. Some red cherries and caramel malt are present as well. There is a medicinal aroma that reminds me a bit of children's cough syrup.

T- Medicinal qualities are in the taste as well with raspberries and earthy oak. Sweet caramel malt is in the background with cherries.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a syrupy mouthfeel that finishes sweet.

O- I was pretty disappointed with this beer. The medicinal qualities and the sweetness really hurt the drinkability and this is just a beer that didn't seem to handle the barrel aging process too well. Worth a try, but not something I really would get again.

iadler, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Drucifer, Sep 19, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky reddish brown ale with a small fizzy light red head.

Aroma: As the name would have you expect, I smell a lot of bourbon and raspberries. I really don't pick up on much else, but it smells great!

Taste: The brew starts with a tart raspberry front, a little sweet malt in the middle and finishes with a very smooth bourbon flavor. I scarcely detect any evidence of Robert the Bruce, which is fine as the Scottish Ale flavors compliment the raspberry and bourbon flavors.

Mouthfeel: It's a a little thicker than water with minimal carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this ale. It was a fun and flavorful variation of a great beer.

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cosmonick, Sep 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Olde Town Ale House in Fishers.

First experience with a Scottish Ale. When poured there was maybe a fingers worth of head, the body giving off a dark caramel color. Quite pretty to look at. The smell hinted at delicious malts, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very mellow malt, with an ever so slight bitterness. Almost bourbon taste at the back of the tongue. Alcohol is hidden very well, I had no idea its ABV was so high until I jumped on here. Delicious all around. Due to high ABV, drinkability is reduced.

youngblood, Jan 08, 2009
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MeisterSmudge, Nov 14, 2011
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VaTechHopHead, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Thecherryman, Apr 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

rmalinowski4, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a rosy mahogany brown with a slim sudsy beige head. Nice color - definitely raspberry-infused.

Smell -- Definitely one of the best-smelling of the FFF barrel-aged treatments, save for Dark Lord. Toffee and bourbon sweetness meet the gentle tartness of raspberry, boysenberry syrup, and an underlying roasty/caramelized malt note from the base beer. Smells like a posh brunch place.

Taste -- Gently tart raspberies, sweet bourbon, vanilla and toffee, well-caramelized malt from the Robert The Bruce. The palate is largely dominated by the sweet/tart interplay of the burbon and raspberries, though that's not to say that the base beer is completely overwhelmed. Rather, Bruce lays down a subtle malty baseline. Lingering flavor of sour mash bourbon and boysenberry.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Perhaps a hair lighter than regular Robert. Gentle throat warming from the bourbon; no harshness from the spirit, which got me to bump the mouthfeel score by 1/2 point.

Overall -- By a wide margin, this is the best low-ABV barrel-aged treatment from FFF. The bourbon booziness is well in proportion to the relatively lower ABV of RtB, and the raspberries work incredibly well - good call, whoever had the idea. The base beer doesn't ring out as well as I woud ideally like, but I'd still put this above regular RtB, and I would consider that an accomplishment.

yeahnatenelson, Sep 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

cadaugherty, Jul 26, 2012
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Savearth, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
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Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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