vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer rocks and these people know how to deliver flavor. Medium amber with a squat head. Moderate carbonation and and explosive palate high in malt and a bloom that has hints of chocolate and coffee. Not too bitter. drinkable and fine . . .
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A medium-bodied, dark brown, malty ale, with an aroma that suggests an abundance of sweetness, but doesn't really deliver it. This has pretty high carbonation that gives it a tingly mouthfeel. It has a nice, long, malty finish. Overall a solid beer, but not exceptional.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Basically a dark version of their Alpha King Pale Ale, or any of their beers for that matter, they all taste the same. There is no hint of chocolate in this beer and robust is an exaggeration. Essentially a pale ale that has been left in the sun to tan is all it is. ( 4,3,5,2,8)
Re-rate: When I have tried this along with Pride and Joy or Alpha King while I like the caramel malts in Bruce I have a hankering for the hops in the previous 2. A good Scottish ale but a bit tempermental depending on the form you buy this in. ( 5, 3,5,3,13).
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma of pears and apples, with just a hint of sweetness in the flavor. A mild, dry finish. Medium amber color, with a long-lasting rich frothy head.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour, very sweet fruity smell. A nice hoppy taste with some malt, that lingers in the palate for a while. A good beer, but not an excellent beer!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Dim eyes behold the demise of a sweet caramel and molasses debris...Cherries dropping to the earth below, to fall in tow...A well-kept hop horticulture hoards a plethora of citrus fruit and healthy bark into the back bitterness...The slow and quiet tickling of a feather...
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
super tasty, with a lot of sweetness. very malty, with not a whole lot of hop. this is not an all night drinker, rather, it’s a good choice for one or two
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark amber. Aroma is immediate and full of caramel notes. Flavor is more caramel with some roasted malt and a nice bitter hop backbone. Finishes a little drier than expected. A decent scottish.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2003 Finally something cool comes out of indiana. A good scottish ale, very flavorful, lots of body. It takes me back to braveheart and then I remember that robert the bruce fucked braveheart over and then my opinion is lowered until I am educated on the real Robert the Bruce and the honor he deserves and my opinion is once again high.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color with minimal, rapidly disippating head. Leaves very little lacing on the glass. Decent, somewhat weak malty aroma. Very nice malty flavor that makes up for the weak aroma. Not as thick or robust as some Scottish ales, but very smooth and highly drinkable.