Robert The Bruce | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Robert The BruceRobert The Bruce
3,160 Ratings
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Thistle]

The pour was a deep mahogany brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that reduced in the first few minutes down to a thin cap and medium collar, which in turn created some excellent sheets of sticky spotty lace.

The aroma was nice and robust with a roasted biscuit malt and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, a mild coffee, light chocolate, dried fruit (figs and dates) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was a very smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a mild coffee presence at first, with the finish being sweetly acidic and having a good dose of dried fruit and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow, leaving behind a mild alcohol fruity taste.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and had a creamy dry texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a nice bold fruity sweet Scottish Ale with more of an alcohol presence than the ABV suggests...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap while up in that area for Thanksgiving, review is from notes.

A: single finger tan head on a copper/amber slightly hazy body. Some lacing.

S: overall mild but mostly toffee, caramel and nuttiness.

T: roassted and caramel malts throughout which is nicely done with a subtle dark fruit, mostly fig and cherry and cocoa/mild chocolate notes.

M: fuller body than I expected making this one rather smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall: another impressive brew from a great brewery. Flavorful, close to the true spirit of the style with the mouthfeel to improve the drinkability.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle given to me by my buddy Matt. Once again, thanks to him for hooking me up. Poured into my Penn State pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy, mirky, dark brown, with a nice thick off-white head on top, about 1 fingers worth.

S: Muted notes of caramel malt and a touch of roasted barley.

T: Taste follows the nose. Lots of caramel malts here. Roasted barley underneath. A touch of coffee in the background. A touch of bright cascade/columbus hops at the finish line. The bitterness of the coffee and the touch of hops both help keep this beer from getting overly-sweet the way so many Scotch Ale's do.

By far and away the most lightly-hopped beer I have come across from Three Floyd's.

M: Thick and viscous, perhaps a touch under-carbonated, with a semi-dry finish.

D/O: A fine example of a style that often runs way too sweet for my liking. I appreciated the balance in this beer, and would certainly repeat this in the future if the opportunity presented itself. That said, I have a second in my fridge right now, and will opt to instead open something else up.

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12 oz bottle into a 3F pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown body that lets some light through. Thick and fluffy four finger high light khaki head settles down to some really dense foam.

S - Roasty caramel malts, coffee beans, caramelized sugar, toffee and some smoke.

T - Roasty and smokey. Plenty of caramel malt with a peaty and earthy finish. No hops detected but a slight candied sweetness is present. Fairly dry but highly carbonated. Light to medium mouth feel.

O - Tatsy, but not very inspiring. It is a really easy drinking malt and smoke forward beer though.

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Robert The Bruce from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,160 ratings
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