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Bourbon Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good
13 Reviews
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Scottish-style ale aged for one year in a bourbon barrel with raspberries. Just a delight.

30 IBU

Added by westweasel on 02-17-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
60
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by Wadsey:
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2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
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. 

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of HoppinDad
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of iadler
3.17/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of cosmonick
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky reddish brown ale with a small fizzy light red head.

Aroma: As the name would have you expect, I smell a lot of bourbon and raspberries. I really don't pick up on much else, but it smells great!

Taste: The brew starts with a tart raspberry front, a little sweet malt in the middle and finishes with a very smooth bourbon flavor. I scarcely detect any evidence of Robert the Bruce, which is fine as the Scottish Ale flavors compliment the raspberry and bourbon flavors.

Mouthfeel: It's a a little thicker than water with minimal carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this ale. It was a fun and flavorful variation of a great beer.

Eis Igian,
Randall

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Photo of bstyle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Anonymous1
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a rosy mahogany brown with a slim sudsy beige head. Nice color - definitely raspberry-infused.

Smell -- Definitely one of the best-smelling of the FFF barrel-aged treatments, save for Dark Lord. Toffee and bourbon sweetness meet the gentle tartness of raspberry, boysenberry syrup, and an underlying roasty/caramelized malt note from the base beer. Smells like a posh brunch place.

Taste -- Gently tart raspberies, sweet bourbon, vanilla and toffee, well-caramelized malt from the Robert The Bruce. The palate is largely dominated by the sweet/tart interplay of the burbon and raspberries, though that's not to say that the base beer is completely overwhelmed. Rather, Bruce lays down a subtle malty baseline. Lingering flavor of sour mash bourbon and boysenberry.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Perhaps a hair lighter than regular Robert. Gentle throat warming from the bourbon; no harshness from the spirit, which got me to bump the mouthfeel score by 1/2 point.

Overall -- By a wide margin, this is the best low-ABV barrel-aged treatment from FFF. The bourbon booziness is well in proportion to the relatively lower ABV of RtB, and the raspberries work incredibly well - good call, whoever had the idea. The base beer doesn't ring out as well as I woud ideally like, but I'd still put this above regular RtB, and I would consider that an accomplishment.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev +13.2%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Robert The Bruce With Raspberries from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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