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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 loverís delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3881) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Bottle Sample
Pours with a thin light brown head. The beer itself is a deep amber-red color, and is pretty clear. Aromas of dark fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol waft from my glass. The taste is sweet, malty and fruity as well. Some of the fruit seems to be hop derived, though the hops are fairly subtle here. There is a hint of roast malt in the finish, which adds a nice stylistic touch. This is quite a malty brew, with notes of caramelized malt, cherries, and raisins. This is most definitely a good straight forward example of a Scottish ale.

Sampled draft at the Brewery
Another great interpretation of a traditional beer done by 3-Floyds. Of course you can't expect 3-Floyds to leave well enough alone do you. This beer is full bodied, malty, quite flavorful, with a bit of hop flavor. Ah this is quite good. Much more hop flavor than is typical, but quite subtle considering the overall malt character. The malt character is center stage but it has a nice American kiss of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Thick, big malt, and very drinkable. As per style, not much in the way of bitterness, but not too sweet or sticky either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Malty aroma, thick and rich mouth with a toasty, nutty, slightly sweet flavor. A slightly smoky, wonderful finish. A very smooth beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Red/brown color. Aroma from toffee, flavor brings cherry and toffe. Rather sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5184) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Small head and light red color. Peaches in the aroma and flavor. Very thin mouthfeel. Lots of caramel candy flavor and a little bread. Finishes smooth with a little coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
Cheers to radiomgb for sharing this one. Ruby brown w/ creamy tan head. alcohol noticeable on nose along with malts and caramel. Much thinner than expected and lighter too. Easy drinking without a trace of bitterness - like liquid butterscotch - including the fact that it is perhaps too smooth and sweet. Enjoyable but not what I was expecting in a Scottish ale - although perhaps it's the scottish versus scotch question.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
Caramel in colour. Aroma was malty(cookiedough), caramel, butterscotch with some alcohol. Flavour was light and watery upfront, turning to slightly sweet, malty and some sugar. Finish is smooth, light with no bitterness. Not bad. Thanks jeffc666.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Pours a dark brown with a thick biege head that doesn't last. Aroma is mildly sweet with roasted coffee and fresh baked bread. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the tongue, with a dash of hops. This was a nice scottish ale. It was almost like a porter. This was a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2004
An amber brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of fruit and roasted bread. The flavor is very sweet - too sweet for my liking, but very style sure.The flavor is also very complex with caramel, roasted bread, and a OK bitter end, though not quite enough to compensate for the sweetness. The mouthfeel is very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Dark brown color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, nutty and sweet, with a touch of peat. A medium bodied scotch ale. Malts are nutty and sweet with a touch of peatiness. Itís very hoppy for a scotch ale, yet itís not at all bitter. Extremely smooth with a nice sweet finish. Hides the 7.2% alcohol very well. An eminently drinkable ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks TAR

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