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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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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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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-20-2012 16:12:33 | More by jegross2
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Dontcounttoday

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-19-2012 19:39:46 | More by Dontcounttoday
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The22Lou

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-19-2012 18:51:39 | More by The22Lou
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Jerry

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2012 02:21:23 | More by Jerry
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

On tap at 3 Floyds brewpub. Served in a 8 oz chalice.

A- dark ruby brown. Ring of tan head and no lacing.

S- big bourbon and vanilla aromas, slight smell of rapberries.

T- tart raspberries, bourbon and vanilla.

M- light body and carbonation. Slight acidity at the finish.

O- good ba brown ale. Lighter for a barrel aged beers but the raspberry is a nice twist.

05-10-2012 22:43:13 | More by kawilliams81
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phisigben

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Served at FFF XV

The color of this reminds me of muddy water but the brown is just a little lighter. Where the appearance was lacking the smell was very good, bourbon with a hint of raspberry and some caramel malt. The bourbon is up front on the taste, a nice subtle oakiness and a pick up a little vanilla the raspberry goes very well with the oakiness from the barrel aging there is also a nice sweetness from the malt. The mouth feel is good but it could have used a little bit more carbonation but the malt really comes through to help the mouthfeel. Overall a really good beer, I am normally not a fan of beers with fruit in it because the fruit is the predominate flavor but with this beer the bourbon is up front and the raspberry come in very subtlety.

12-29-2011 19:22:30 | More by phisigben
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2011 07:29:13 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-05-2011 01:40:24 | More by PlinytheFarter
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2011 03:37:03 | More by RichH55
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-23-2011 17:59:56 | More by Mark000
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redblacks75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2011 13:11:43 | More by redblacks75
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-21-2011 12:42:02 | More by bsuedekum
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%

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!

11-21-2011 01:55:30 | More by Marty30
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2011 21:54:44 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2011 19:13:40 | More by brandoman63
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rfraga77

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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


4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 15:15:10 | More by VaTechHopHead
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 04:33:15 | More by rmalinowski4
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 13:54:27 | More by MeisterSmudge
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EseLocoSS

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -43.5%

Tasting on tap at the brewpub for the XV Anniversary party.

Pours a murky brownish pour. A frothy tan head dies to a ring, lace is minimal. Aromas are a nice dose of bourbon and raspberry.
Some more vanilla, light red fruit. Initially, it is medium bodied, offering some sweet sticky caramel, toffee, and cocoa. Raspberry flavor is very intense. Finish is raspberries hanging on with oak, vanilla, and caramel. I enjoyed this, fairly complex, a bit thinned out overall, but tasty. Overall, I didn't enjoy this at all. I'll have to rate this one pretty low as I didn't consider it very drinkable. Was only able to take about 2 or 3 sips of it to do the tasting and then just threw it out. I see other people seem to have liked it but it just wasn't my thing I guess. Not a fan of the intense raspberry profile.

11-14-2011 04:14:27 | More by EseLocoSS
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

I'd like to say that there's no way this could possible have been screwed up, but since FFF has a mixed history with lower-strength BA beers I had some trepidation. Still, it was there. Not like I'll realistically have another chance at trying it...

Pours very grainy brown, roughly the same color as organic fruit leather. Smells like smooth oak and smoother raspberries. No tartness, not much sweetness. I never would have guessed this to contain raspberries just from smelling it.

Tastes more traditionally fruity, but again it's just fruit and wood. RtB is too passive of a pallet; it doesn't do anything to assert its beeriness against the stronger flavors. Still, the stronger flavors are each pleasant and they balance one another pretty well.

11-14-2011 03:16:35 | More by mynie
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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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Sean9689

Illinois

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