Robert The Bruce
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #5
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,372
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
1,010
Ratings:
3,234
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce
Notes: A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU
Reviews: 1,010 | Ratings: 3,234 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Photo of WermDog
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best Scottish Ale I have had (and I have tried many!). Full flavor, not bitter and a taste that lingers on the tongue perfectly. Very slight nuttiness. Great with a hearty meal or even better all by itself. Strong recommendation!

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Photo of do_ob
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/12/2015. Sampled and reviewed on February 22, 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice 3 finger white head of foam. This beer looks brown at all angles, but has a red hue when looked at in front of light. Kinda reminded of blood, haha. Smells of malt, honey, spices, and cream. Initial taste brings a lot of malt flavor with a slight hop presence. Creamy, full flavored, and sweet. The malts really come to life as it goes down, then a quick kickback of hops, then more malt. Incredibly delicious and incredibly drinkable.

I lucked out and got the last 6'er from the local beer store tonight, and damn. I can see why this stuff sells out so fast. It's smooth, it's tasty, and you get six, not just a bomber. I'll be picking this up every chance I get. One of my new favorites.

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Photo of karengarys
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours dark mahogany, with a slight haze and leaving a finger head which dissipates fairly quickly. The ring sticks to the glass.

This smells wonderfully malty and chocolaty and some bit of a spicy hop. These are all apparent, yet not stinging, and very well balanced.

The taste is malty and chocolaty, with just right snip of a hop balance.

The mouth feel is nice and creamy, with a hint of coarseness which adds to the richness. The coarseness is a good thing, it is NOT like pop, it is just a thicker creamy bubble.

The finish is clean, but the creamy mouth feel continues on its way down the throat. I can't think of another beer which retains the creaminess in the mouth like this one.

This has a nice rich body, too.

9% alcohol? 7.5%? 7%? I've read many different numbers, but regardless it does have a higher than normal dose of alcohol - but you can't really taste it for it is hidden so well!

This beer means a lot to me. I have never been one to drink beer ever. Not even in college. Never liked the flavor. A waiter suggested this, and it changed how I look at beer. I still don't like major brand beers, and I still would rather not drink those. But, beers like this are very flavorful and enjoyable. It is this very beer, Robert the Bruce, which made it so I can appreciate beer. It has been my all time favorite, my cornerstone beer. I would recommend to anybody who is looking for a non-miller to give this a try. Caution: it has flavor. It will accost the taste buds of those who like lite beers. For me, that is what beer should be for.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Robert the Bruce pours a deep dark ruby brown with very little head to speak of. Looks quite nice in the glass and when the light hits it the ruby erupts to catch your eye. The smell is a mix of caramel, chocolate, toffee, nuts, with a nice hoppy backbone. Quite a mix of scents coming through here.

The first taste is a wonderful trip down malt lane. A roasty, nutty malt flavor prevails along with hints of caramel, candied fruits, chocolate and just enough hops to bring it all together nicely. This is my first scottish style ale and it's quite tasty. This is a departure for the super hoppy beers I normally turn to...but it's a nice change of pace with a unique flavor.

Mouthfeel is nice...possibly a little too light...but it goes down smooth and is easy to drink. This is 9% abv and I can hardly even tell. Drinkability is good as well...I could definetly down a good 2-3 of these babies. When I want a nice chage of pace and nice malty brew I will turn to my new friend Robert the Bruce.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks real dark with some reddish hues. Creamy 1 finger head that sticks around. Smells good. Smell a little of that alcohol. Getting a real strong malty aroma. Little smoky. Tastes really good. A little crazy right up front. Caramel tastes. Roasted favors. I dig it. I like Scottish ales like this, and this ones real good. Overall like it a lot.

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Photo of BrewMaster
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown with some red tint a nd a sandy tan head. Swirling t his beer lightly revives the head immediately to a nice creamy state. Pretty good retention on the head too.

Smell: Some chocolate, caramel, and burnt malty aromas. There are also some vinous notes to it.

Taste: Roasty and sour but not tart with caramel and burnt malt flavors. Light hop bitterness in the middle to end with a sweet and nutty finish. Some toastiness and buttery apple flavor as well. As this beer warms it gives off more fruitiness on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Clean and smoth with a creamy, roasty, light aftertaste. The aftertaste lingers nicely and makes this beel feel great.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer with some wonderful flavors in it. The 9% is hidden very well.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle received from Davey

Poured a deep ruby red with a 2 finger light tan head that faded fairly fast. Smells roasty, caramel, fresh coffee. Tastes VERY malty. not a huge fan of malty beers but this is decent for the style. I wouldnt seek this out again just because of its maltiness.

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Photo of ThaBobfather
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent brown/ruby color with about an inch of medium bodied tan head.
Smells well of chocolate malts, some toasted malt here too, well blended.
Has a nice sweet malt flavor with a near toasty flavor blended in.
Finish is a bit muddy with some sweet flavored after-taste.
Very smell and drinkable.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a caramel amber color. There’s a pleasing, warm hop aroma to it—not hoppy per se but some bite.

This has a big bitterness and a nice caramel body on it with a rounded malt. The bitterness is pronounced yet light enough to work in conjunction with the malt sweetness.
A hoppy amber? A hoppy Scotch ale? Whatever the style it’s delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite styles, but unfortunately not a lot of brewers are making it. This is beer is so deliciously malty, with the smokey peat you expect from the style and hints of caramel and toffee. I love scotch ales and to me this rides the difference between the lighter Scottish ales (90 schilling, Laughing Lab and Wee Mac.) and the bigger scotch ales out there (Old Chub, Claymore and Wee Muckle). It is an easy drinking sweet, malty delight. Great gateway into the bigger but less made malty beers. I think 3Floyds kills it in every style they try.

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 3234 ratings