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RATINGS: 1542   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 lover’s delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv

   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 (353) - 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 (10082) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (949) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 26, 2002
very nice scottish ale, much hoppier than others in this style. nut brown with a red head. clean sweet caramel malt taste with a hint of chocolate but hasa surprisingly strong hop finish. very drinkable at 7.2%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Very malty brew. i didn’t get too much of the hop presence except for a little in the dry finish. a decent drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
After reading previous ratings, it sounds like the tap version is much hoppier than the bottle version. I had the bottle version. I’ll get to the hop flavors in a sec, but first, I thought it had a mammoth malt presence. Tingly carbonation wove in and out of a smooth and supple malt heaviness. Finished a little on the dryish side, with a slightly sharp hop bitterness, which built more and more with every sip. Aside from its bitter end, I did catch a few citrus notes here and there. Hardly any smoky flavors to speak of. Overall, I found the beer to be pretty decent. Unfortunately, the more I drank, the more I noticed a ’cloraseptic’ kind of flavor that coated my mouth... somewhat medicine-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Had this off the tap. Heavy on the hops, which unexpected I did enjoy. Medium-brown color. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 Update, 12/2/03: Munster bottling of this beer sampled. Aroma and flavor simply possess a richness that they did not in the previous sampling. Sugary toffee, toasty malt, slightly vinous fruit, faint earthy hops and finishing with a pleasant nuttiness. Palate also seems smoother and fuller. Just a better rendered version of this beer in every regard. Look for the tie-dyed bottle caps. Thanks, Trap.
Iced tea color with average carbonation. Strong, varied hop flavor, along with some caramelly sweetness. The complexity of the hops and strength of the malts keeps this from being just an amber. Caramel aftertaste. I liked it okay.

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