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RATINGS: 1464   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 loverís delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DubkinOshea99 (2) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
Ah good ole Robert the Bruce, now this is a good beer, has a high alcohol level...but yea canít taste it. If you come across it, pick it up!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2002
deep copper/amber color, thin white head, slightly malty aroma with an earthy and vegetal flavor. preferred schlaflyís version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Mahogany-colored, medium white creamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma sweet, malty, and earthy but with a tinge of sourness that wasnít the best. Flavor malty, slightly alcoholic, slightly coniferous; goes down slightly sweet but finishes pretty dry and a might sour. Iím in the "overrated" camp on this one Iím afraid, though I must say it was hard to believe the ABV was 9%: smooth drinker this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Medium tan head, dark amber body, sweet malty nose. Hoppy, slightly sweet, with a touch of metal in the start. Definitely doesnít taste like 9%, but that cuts both ways: it had virtually no alcohol presence, but the body seems thin for a big beer. I expect that this one could grow on me, but my first impression isnít great. Rerate: After a couple of bottles, I find this pleasant, but overrated here. Rererate: Next day, after a couple of SNPAs, this tastes like smoked beer. Not quite as smoky as Schlenkerla, but smoky nonetheless. Strange how oneís impression changes with a different context. (Note to self: drink this one after a Cascady American ale).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Was very impressed by this! Brown in color and an aroma very similar to Paulanerís Salvator. Tastes of caramel or toffee with a slight chocolate/cocoa and coffee hint. Recommended.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2002
the aroma is that of burnt chocolate and freshly grounded coffee. the appearance is a amber color with a medium head and alot of lacing. the flavor is that of coffee mixed with chocolate and a hint of carmel. sits very well on the palate with a smooth finish. i will buy this again

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Subtle malt nose. The palate is sweet with flavors of honey, caramel, and brown sugar. The beer finishes like a tawny port. Sweet and nutty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2003 My how things change. I had a few of these last night because I was just really wanting some and I saw the Munster brewed bottles. This is a great beer. Sticky sweet malts of caramel, raisin, toffee, chocolate, a hint of smoke. This is a tasty, flavorful Scottish ale and one of my favorites in this style. It's too bad I had to be so harsh before. 9/6/2002: 2.9 Light brown color, sort of malty nose. Sweet, smooth. Some soft fruit--plums, etc. This was far thinner and lighter than I expected. Really, a bit disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Not bad for a US brewrey. Its missing the strong malt and peat smoke Iíve tasted in other scotch ales. The hop finish was unexpected in this style and, in my opinion, threw it off.


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