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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: 39
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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Photo of HoppinDad
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jegross2, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Dontcounttoday
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Dontcounttoday, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of The22Lou
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

The22Lou, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Jerry
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jerry, May 18, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kawilliams81, May 10, 2012
Photo of phisigben
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

phisigben, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -3.8%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of PlinytheFarter
5/5  rDev +20.2%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -3.8%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Mark000
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of redblacks75
4/5  rDev -3.8%

redblacks75, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bsuedekum, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Marty30
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
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
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4/5  rDev -3.8%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -3.8%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of rfraga77
5/5  rDev +20.2%

rfraga77, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4/5  rDev -3.8%

VaTechHopHead, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rmalinowski4
5/5  rDev +20.2%

rmalinowski4, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of MeisterSmudge
5/5  rDev +20.2%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of EseLocoSS
2.35/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

EseLocoSS, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mynie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of iadler
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
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
Photo of Sean9689
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Sean9689, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of 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. 

Wadsey, Sep 11, 2011
Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.