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RATINGS: 1535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A bold Scottish ale with a complex malty body derived from roasted and crystal malts balanced with just the right combination of hops. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose with layered caramel and roasted notes and a full body. Robust yet smooth, Robert The Bruce is a malt lover’s delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
pours a very carbonated deep amber/red, sightly hazy. nose is malty, underpinned by a mellow roartiness. flavor is very smooth, dominated by malt notes and a mellow chocolaty-ness. palate is excellent, with none of the stickiness that so often accompanies malty beers. a pleasure to drink-lush w/out being overbearing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Great malty aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, and hints of coffee. Brown with red-orange tints, thin beige head. Interesting blend of chocolate and caramel malt with fruity hop flavors, bit of a roasty finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Great aroma on this beer, a little too much hop flavor, though. I like my Scotch ales to be all malt with little to no hop character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Pours a dark brown with an off-white somewhat thin head. Malty aroma with a light whiskey aroma swirling around and a little alcohol detected too. A sweet, sharp malty flavor with a faint whiskey aftertaste and some chocolate. The sweetness here is prevelant. Overall palatable but uneventful. Just OK., but worth trying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Bottled. Muddy grey/orange colour. Aroma is vague, a little chocolate maybe. Flavour is fruity and sugary. Maybe a bit flat but aren’t all Scotch Ales? Pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (6035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2004
Light grapes and wood aroma. Brown color, low carbonation, low head. Brown sugar flavors. Light body, somewhat flatish. Maybe the sample was too small, but I found it to be kind of boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2004
ah, another great beer from three floyds. this one, as the description says is definately "a true malt-lover’s delight." but it also has a satisfying slight hoppy finish to balance it out nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 This one surprised me. Very pretty deep Bock-ish coloring. At first smell, like a Brown ale. First taste is the same. Once I get past the dark malts, the same hops that are used in the AK are used here, though to a lesser degree. This is how a dark malt based beer should taste. No weird grainy tastes, just the finer nuances of the malts, complemented with a luxurious hop complex. Simply wonderful.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10608) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Light beige head. Malt, butterfatness, some sweetness and a light touch of hops in the aroma. Light caramel, bread, hops and some spices in the flavour. Medium bodied, but finishes a litlle weak. Some bitterness is present on the palate.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Deep deep amber,thin head,not much in the nose except a little hops and sweetness. Not as sweet as it smelled. Decent mouthfeel but the taste was basically caramelly, a bit bitter and dryish with only a hint of malt. Ok but not impressed. I will give em a thumbs up for hiding the ABV but then again 7% is not that high.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Murky brown with little head. I could smell the hops as well as the malt which isn’t normal for me. Has a roasted smell with a hint of chocolate. Very smooth with the initial malty taste dying fast. Taste is rather bland other than decent malts with a hint of chocolate and possibly raisin with a weak finish that doesn't hide the alcohol.


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