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 Wadsey:
2.85/5 rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
BA Bobby with Razz, according to the brewpub chalkboard on September 7, 2011
Served in a snifter
A: Appears cloudy amber-brown with minimal head. Minimal retention and lacing.
S: Raspberries are front and center. Combined with the strong presence of raspberries, the barrel treatment comes off like brandy.
T: Dry raspberries, like the ones that have sat on the bush a little too long. Alcohol is represented disproportionately on palate, considering the beer's relatively low abv. Woody. Medium-light bitterness.
M: Medium-heavy body and medium-light carbonation. Limp mouthfeel and astringent.
O: I wasn't convinced going in that Robert the Bruce would work as a base for a barrel-aged beer, but the raspberries drew me in. I found BA Bobby with Razz to be too much of a one-note beer, and the note wasn't particularly well executed. Mediocre.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2011 22:52:16 | More by Wadsey
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Northdown. Served in a snifter.
A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar and splotchy lace. Very dark brown body with faint ruby notes.
S - Woah! Lots of bourbon here, with some mildly spicy dill notes from the oak. The mixture of intense barrel and raspberry acidity gives this a mild acetone note, and the base Scottish ale is but a distant memory. Did I mentioned the bourbon?
T - The taste is a tad better, with a nice mix of wood, toasted grains, and earthy bourbon, and perhaps a touch of raspberry puree in the finish. The harsh barrel flavors and mild nail polish are thankfully gone.
M - Medium body, that is a tad thin for the listed 9.5% but unsurprising considering the base beer. Lower carbonation, super dry and tannic, but thankfully not overly hot.
D - Considering the intense bourbon flavor it was surprisingly easy to put down the 12oz glass. That being said, I wasn't overly interested in having another glass. One of 3 Floyds' less compelling barrel-aged experiments.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2012 17:46:01 | More by MasterSki
Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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