Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sean9689:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
On-tap at FFF. Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a muddled brown color, thin collar, that's about it.
S - Raspberries right up front, nice caramel sweetness, brown sugar, light booze. Really enjoy the raspberries and burnt sugary notes.
T - Similar to the nose. Raspberries, burnt sugars, oak, light booze. The raspberries pretty much dominate the base beer, but there's still some sweetness and caramel notes left over.
M - Light to medium, light carbonation, decently fruity sweet finish.
O - I dig the base beer and I dig raspberries, so this one was enjoyable. The booze doesn't overpower the rest of the beer like I find with many of their other offerings. I would have again, no doubt. Give this one a try.
09-15-2011 15:41:13 | More by Sean9689
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
06-25-2012 00:10:14 | More by HoppinDad
3.15/5 rDev -24.3%
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.
11-14-2011 00:24:52 | More by iadler
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
09-08-2011 23:27:47 | More by cosmonick
4.45/5 rDev +7%
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.
01-08-2009 14:30:47 | More by youngblood
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
09-07-2011 00:11:37 | More by yeahnatenelson
Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.