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RATINGS: 1550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 lover’s delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 12 oz bottle pours dark amber almost brown with a huge foamy clingy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my pint glass, has a sweet fruity, bready and citrusy hoppy aromas. Nice sweet fruity cherry, caramel and vanilla flavors, nice bitter-sweet finish, medium to full body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, hoppy for the style, but what is not from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2003 The barkeep bought me one of these last night for my birthday, though he poured it with no head, there was still a slight malt aroma, but nothing like the real scotch ales. Flavour had hints of caramel and chocolate, with a slight bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 (2/15/06, 12oz bottle) I always wondered if I had a bad bottle of this way back when, and given that it was from the days when they had a contract brewer, I knew a return to this rating was in order. Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, roast, light cherry, hint of smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, roast, light smoke. Light-medium body, a bit thin, though the alcohol is well hidden. Definitely better than the last bottle I had. (7/3/7/3/14).

(8/10/02) Light brown with healthy off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma, with just a hint of hops sneaking in at the periphery. Flavor is quite sweet caramel, almost cloying, even though the hops become slightly more pronounced. Still, almost no bitterness to speak of -- definitely not my kind of beer. (5/3/4/3/9)

   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 (354) - 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.

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