Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.

24 IBU

Added by purplehops on 08-06-2001

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Ratings: 3,157 |  Reviews: 993
Photo of starrdogg
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown with a thin white head. Smell is of caramel malt, it's nice, but a bit one-dimensional and not all that prominent. Flavor is malty and a little sweet with a slight roasty-bitter kick on the back end. Unfortunately it tastes way too boozy for a 6.5% beer. I shouldn't be able to taste alcohol at all, but I'm definitely getting a little bit here. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and smooth. Overall, this is a good, not great beer from 3 Floyds. On the spectrum of 3 Floyds beers, this is one of their weaker ones, but on the spectrum of beer in general, this one is certainly above average.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds XV Anniversary imperial pint glass

Pours a reddish dark amber bordering on brown with a two finger off-white head. No lacing evident as the head recedes. Notes of caramel, chocolate, and roasty malts on the nose. Opens with the taste of toffee, cocao nibs, bread, and a bit of smoke. Roasted malts join in as the hops that have been present, but in the background, surface to add a bite of bitterness on the finish. Smooth Medium body and a medium level of carbonation. Malty goodness, but not quite as peaty as most other Scottish/Scotch ales.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GR_Rick
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle in July 2012.

For perspective, my primary basis for comparison for this beer is Founder's Dirty Bastard, which is one of my personal favorites.

A: Nice semi-transparent brownish pour which turns to a nice shade of red through the light. Little to no head or lacing.

S: Nice smell, a bit of booze and lots of malt.

T: Malty, malty, malty, with just a hint of booze on the finish. Not as boozy or complex as the Dirty Bastard, but still a good beer.

M: Thinner than I'm used to, but that's refreshing. An easier drinker due to the slightly thinner mouth feel and lower ABV.

O: An above-average beer, and one I'd happily drink again. With Founders and what some would argue as their "flagship" Dirty Bastard less than 10 miles down the road, though, it's hard to put this above the Founders offering.

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Photo of cvm4
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks like cherry cola after the pour. Creamy tan 1 finger head.

S - Roast malt and smokey with a faint scent of "wee heavy" in the back.

T - Sweet malt that's followed up by smooth smokeyness and then sweet caramel/toffee.

M - High carbonation along with a thick body, not syrupy.

O - If you love scotch in your beer then avoid this one. It's a great year round offering and an easy drinker to boot.

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4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of recent trade with Rudi out in Michigan.

Poured a hazy, reddish amber color into a Russian River pint glass. Smell is nice, smoked malts, Caramel and toffee. Taste is amazingly well balanced for a scotch ale. Peated malts once again, some dark fruit, toffee, somewhat bready and not to heavy. Surprisingly seasionable. Thanks Rudi!

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Dark amber. A tan half finger head that quickly heads for the highlands. Thick lacing.

S: Peat, malts, dark fruits.

T: Follows nose. Smooth and rich with bready malts, caramel, cherries and dates, backed up with that peat richness. Sweet. A dry finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. Frothy.

O: Smoother than I was expecting. A fine prelude to my trip to Scotland. Even better as it warms. Love those malts.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle thanks to Vega406 for including it as an extra. Poured into pint glass.

A- Pours a dark slightly cherry red brown with a very thin layer of slightly brownish white head. About average carbonation. Layered lacing.

S- Malts, light caramel, some very light roasted malts, a little bit of graininess. Average aroma strength.

T- Malts, caramel, light cherry flavor, lightly sweet on the finish with a cherry aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, well balanced, goes down easy.

O- This was a nice beer, but nothing spectacular. Easy to drink, nice flavor, but nothing that stands out against other beers. Nice offering from FFF as a year round offering available in 6-packs.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 3,157 ratings
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