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RATINGS: 1494   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 lover’s delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (290) - - MAY 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Thanks John Schroeder for sharing this with me! Pours a dark translucent brown with deep crimson hues when backlit. 2 fingers of head quickly settled to a thin wisp of head, and left no lacing. Aroma is understated, but rich: sweet caramel, malt, spice notes - a certain gingerbread complexity. Flavor is malty, with more gingerbread, and generally sweet. Lasting finish, medium mouthfeel, and brown sugar notes linger on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a medium brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma rich, caramel malts, maybe some smoked elements. A little bit of resiny character. Medium medium, creamy, finish sweet and rounded. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Sweet carmel, roast and enough hop bitterness. Right at the line between Scottish and Scotch ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle here in Chicago. Pours a color of cola. Smells nice and malty, decent amounts of caramel sweetness. Taste matches. Good. Very solid, clean finish and light-to-mid mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Dark brown/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, peat/wood, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel/syrup, dark fruit, some chocolate, and spice; Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle, thx to Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, alcohol, some mint? Burned malts. TASTE: caramel, rather sweet, alcohol, noticeable, mostly in the aftertaste. Probably the best Scottish Ale in my opinion, since I don’t really like the style...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (618) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends @ home.
App: Hazy dark brownish red with a two finger thick beige/greyish brown head.
Aroma: Leather, caramel/burnt sugar, plum, raisin, dark bread, some alcohol, some spice.
Taste: Sweet, caramel, butterscotch, leather/tobacco, peppery, raisin, some well integrated alcohol warmth, peppery finish, licorice aftertaste.
Palate: Medium to bigger body, round moussy and slight spritzy carbonation, slight oily.
Overall: Good scotch, feels accurate and neat, maybe a bit dull.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RichH (2) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Thus was the first Floyd’s I’ve had. Really enjoyed it. Great color and lacing. The taste was lighter then expected but flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Dark caramel and toffee aromas. Soft with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to mild pit fruit in the lasting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours reddish-brown with a thin head. Malty nose with boozy caramel notes. Sweet taste. Pretty good. A bit sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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