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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
I buy this beer on occasion because itís a bit different than what Iíve come to expect from Scottish Style Ales. A little hoppier than it should be, and less malty than it should be. Maybe not a true representative of the class, but so what, itís a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2002
Clear deep ruby. Nice caramelly/malty nose. This is a big beer. Its like a dopplebock...honestly reminds me of optimator with more hops. Anyone else get this? Huge complex malty profile, caramel and toffee notes throughout, awesome hoppiness to balance it out, thick mouthfeel but its not thick?? Awesome beer boys! The malts are a treat, go out, try it and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Malt/hops well balanced. Hops aroma dominates though. Roasty, molassesy aftertaste, with dryness at the finish. I would have liked a bit sweeter, bigger flavor. I doubt the alcohol percentage - of course, what do I know? Nothing special to my taste, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
I would drink another but this is not a classic Scottish ale. The malts are there but not as roasty as the real Scottish.I really donít taste the alcohol, which is good because this beer is pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19976) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
Chestnut brown. Big sweet crystal malt aroma. Well balanced bitterness. Is this really 7.2%?? As a lover of both scottish ales and Three Floyds I was expecting more though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2001
Re-Rate: Iíve had this one several times since my first rating, very good, but not a perfect five. Still a must try for fans of this style. A fabulous Scotch Ale. Roasted malts, large body combined with the right touch of hops and you have perfection in a glass. A little warming alcohol makes this beer a benchmark among the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2001
RE-RATE: Gave this another go and was impressed. Good, solid caramel and toffee malt flavors and aroma. The surprise is the earthy hops that seem to meld perfectly with the malt. Hops easily noticed in flavor profile, less apparent in the nose. Deep brown with a smallish bone colored head. Well balanced and relatively light on the tongue for a scottish ale. Pretty good. ORIGINAL: Judging from the other ratings, itís quite obvious the keg or lines were skunked, as I suspected at the time. I could see greatness through the skunkiness, but the slightly vinegary aroma and flavor detracted from any others. Itís available in the bottle at one of my beer stores, so Iíll try it that way and re-rate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2001
Sampled this as part of a friends variety pack, 5 Bellís Stouts and Robert the Bruce, not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 19, 2001
hops, as unsuspecting of that as when i got nearly attacked by a gang of angry monoskiers. We were drinking some new bells stouts and i opened this for a try. interesting. Carmel colored with hints of it. slightly light color, kicked throughout the beer by the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2001
This is a good attempt at a scottish ale, but not as malty as one would expect. Definitely brewed for Americans.

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