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

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.46%
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 Wadsey:
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Wadsey

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -31.5%

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. 

09-11-2011 22:52:16 | More by Wadsey
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BillMueller

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-08-2012 23:27:29 | More by BillMueller
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-25-2012 01:52:07 | More by cestlavie
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HoppinDad


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
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rfraga77

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-16-2011 00:53:05 | More by rfraga77
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iadler

Illinois

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
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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cosmonick

Indiana

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.

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09-08-2011 23:27:47 | More by cosmonick
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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youngblood

Indiana

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.

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yeahnatenelson

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