Robert The Bruce
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Scottish Ale
Ranked #7
Ranked #16,988
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
May 16, 2022
Aug 06, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU
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4.11 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana on May 13, 2022
4.2 by rabembenek from Indiana on Apr 14, 2022
3.24 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Mar 09, 2022
3.78 by Giggy from Michigan on Feb 22, 2022
3.7 by magikbagel from Wisconsin on Feb 22, 2022
4.21 by zoolou from Iowa on Jan 01, 2022
4.04 by jduprey007 from Michigan on Dec 05, 2021
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Nov 28, 2021
3.77 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Two brown twelve ounce bottles have been emptied into a clear glass liter mug. It's a solid dark brown color, rather bright and opaque. There's a nice clinging off-white head on top, but it doesn't follow the receding liquid down the glass. The smell is definitely of sweet barley malt, with none of the roasted character of a stout or porter. This nails the style. It's rich, smooth and mildly sweet malty. That means it's not overly sweet for the category, but by nature, it's sweeter than almost any other style. Hops give this another level of taste, but bring almost no bitterness. This one drinks as one consistent taste experience, from the first hit on the lips to the lingering finish. One of the closest taste experiences similar to this could be blackstrap molasses. Even after two bottles, the sweetness has not become cloying. A truly great Scottish style brew from Indiana, USA.

Nov 16, 2021
3.74 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 14, 2021
4 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Nov 10, 2021
4.53 by beerrat from Virginia on Nov 08, 2021
3.75 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2021
3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia on Oct 28, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a brownish copper color with just under a finger of head. The nose has bready notes as well as the mild essence of molasses. The flavor and body are malty and hearty given the ABV. The finish is semi-dry.

This is a perfect choice for someone who wants the flavor profile of a wee heavy in a lighter and more drinkable form.

Oct 15, 2021
3.96 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Oct 03, 2021
4.23 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Sep 19, 2021
4 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Sep 14, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a dark brown with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is sweet caramel and slightly bitter at the finish.

Aug 25, 2021
3.01 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Aug 17, 2021
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4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by STOOOO from Wisconsin


Aug 17, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a deep brown color with one finger of off white head.
The first thing that came to mind when smelling this was pretzels. Very roasted malty aroma.
Slightly sweet bready flavor. Transitions to an herbal bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth medium body with light carbonation.
I really enjoyed the malt flavor of this brew. A nice change of pace from the hoppier beers that dominate the shelves

Jul 05, 2021
4 by Samnem from Georgia on Jun 13, 2021
4.21 by warnerry from Michigan on May 20, 2021
3.56 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 17, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

My favorite Scottish ale so far. The 6.5% ABV is hidden well. The malts and hops are balanced. Excellent Scottish ale.

Apr 10, 2021
4.1 by tpeters from Michigan on Mar 23, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Gorgeous brown/ruby with a thick creamy head and great lacing.

S: Somewhat subtle, but very nice caramel with a touch of roast and faint herbal hops.

T: Firm bitterness for the style, balancing out the sweetness of lush caramel flavors. Some toasty/roasty elements too. Not much in the way of hop flavor, but perhaps some light herbal notes.

F: Full bodied, very creamy and smooth.

Overall: A really outstanding scottish ale. Probably more bitter than is traditional, but it really helps cut the sweetness. I could definitely see having a sixer of this around every now and again. Recommended.

Mar 11, 2021
3.93 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 27, 2021
3.78 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Dec 31, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Robert The Bruce brewed by 3 Floyds Brewing Co. , with an ABV of 6.50 % This Scottish Ale pours out of a 12oz bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice light brown color with a nice off white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted goodness, mixed with grains and malts. There is also a nice sweetness in the smell as well. So far Robert The Bruce is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You pick up a nice amount of sweet roasted grains and malts. The body of Robert The Bruce is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew is, it is really hard to pick up on the 6.50% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Sweet, Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I going to give Robert The Bruce a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. 3 Floyds Brewing Co.,did a super nice job with this style of brew.

Dec 19, 2020
4.27 by Ggio from Wisconsin on Nov 21, 2020
3.99 by Krusader from Wisconsin on Nov 19, 2020
4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 28, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to snifter.

Look dark brown. Medium beige head, with cream anus and legs. Very good retention.

Aroma is malti and PT. Strong on barley, hints of Raisin, plum and brown sugar.

Taste is grape, red wine, raisin, baking soda.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and lacking in carbonation even though carbonation is evident in the appearance. Body is medium to full which may account for the lack of perceived carbonation.

Overall a very nice Scotch ale.

Sep 04, 2020
3.74 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2020
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