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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sparky99 (4) - petoskey, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002 does not count
allthough this beer was pleasing and enjoyable i felt it lacked anything that distinguished it apart from the countless raft of americanized versions of Scottish Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Reading through previous ratings, I think that the malt character of this beer has been remarked on enough. That said ... this beer is very malty. The malts mask the 7.2% alcohol very well. Subtle hops texture lends some balance. Put a hand up my kilt and call me Quenched, this is a good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPleuss (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
This is probably the best value in Scottish Ales. A great beer at a great price. Nice malty flavor and balance. A very good Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Nice dark brown color, smells and tastes like caramel. Also strong hops taste, and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
This beer poured a dark reddish amber color with a white head that didn’t hold and left only a small amount of lace. It had an aroma of malt and caramel. The taste was of malt, hops and caramel. The body was lighter than other scotch ales, but sweet with a slightly dry but bitter finish. Not the best scotch ale, but no slouch, although it could have been a bit heavier in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Had this one on tap last night at a local spot. Decent head with large bubbles, dark in color with a slight bitterness in the aroma accompinied by a fruitness. Taste is well balanced with initial flavors of sweet malts aand followed up with a refreshing bitterness. I will drink this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Now this is good Scottish Ale.Strong on the Hops and full on flavor,Also a good one to marinate a steak with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2002
brownish-copper color with minimal head,very malty, with hints of caramel, nice hop finish, a very enjoyable brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Argh! This’ll put hair on your chest, me hearties. No doubt, Robert the Bruce would’ve liked this one, as would William Wallace himself. Hoppier than I’d expect for a scottish ale, but very drinkable. Very solid and deliciously enjoyable as the various malts combine together well to produce a sweet, toasty body! Rerate: perhaps a touch too hoppy for the style. Essentially a hoppy porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9042) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear copper-colored ale. Caramel, nuts and chocolate in the nose. Rich, malty flavor. Chocolate, caramel and dates. Leans on the sweet side of balance, but not cloyingly so. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, grassy, medium dry finish. My favorite Scottish ale!

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