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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, thanks stfun! Dark brown pour with thin white head. Intense aroma of tobacco, dark malts, molasses, and caramel. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Taste dominated by flavors of raisins, and dark fruit. Sweet throughout, with a molasses, and tobacco finish. This does thin after the first taste or two making this surprisingly drinkable. Great example of why it can be bad to prematurely make assumptions about certain beer styles; I had convinced myself that I didnít like Scotch Ale/Scottish Ales, but damn this is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (360) - - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown amber, clear at the bottom. Subtle notes of beans and coffee. Solid scotch flavor, a little weak on the balance. Smooth though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boomersmancave1 (15) - Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber and ruby color. Nice lacing. Heavy malt aroma and flavor. Awesome smooth texture. My favorite Scottish Ale Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4533) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at E8ght Ball. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma and flavor has some caramel, toasted grains/nuts, mild peaty smoke, and has a nice layer of hops. The body may be a touch thin. Easy drinking and a nice example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (182) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown. Strong caramel malt and rasin aroma. Taste is biscuity caramel malts. Moderate sweet rasin flavor. Palate is well carbonated with sweet almost Chocolatey aftertaste. Very smooth. Very good. Note: as this warms the fruity, raisiny flavors really come out. Must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a light tan fizzy head that doesnít last too long. Aroma is nice and smooth of some of that good clean malty caramelness with some bread/yest character mixed in. There seem to be some underlying sweet fruits as well. Flavor is nice of malt, bread, spices and maybe some fruit. Once you let this warm up the fruit and caramel really starts to come out. The mouthfeel is nice and sweet and malty with a little fizziness. Carbonation is maybe above average. Overall this is an great beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to tat2dhllblly for this as an extra. Poured to NB globe. A: Brown ale with superb clarity. Little to no head formation. Wait, I just poured more, with the bottle completely upside down...there we go. 1/2 finger peanut head dissipates quickly. S: I have yet to be less impressed with the nose on a beer. This smells like malt and vomit. Horrible. T: Thank you lord, the taste does not match the nose! Roasty, toasty. Reminds me of freshly baked dryly salted pretzels. Nice. Good. M: medium body with moderate carbonation. Would prefer a little less carbonation on a beer of this style. Leaves mouth slightly dry, but not too bad at all. D: So long as I was not smelling this, and just drinking it liberally, I could drink this all night, quite drinkable in that regard. Otherwise, I would only purchase this once in a blue moon to try and recall if this is no good. I will, however, likely try this again once I get another bottle. Serving type: bottle 02-12-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indianabeerman (18) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2013
on tap at black dog pub. full body beer, not much to the nose. light sweetness up front with mild hoppiness in back. good beer. easy drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Jap. Sweet nose, caramel, Light brown color, white head. Medium body, sweet, prunes. :) Bolton Brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1046) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle&home with Bolton. Small head brown. Intense Caramalty nutty toffee notes. Dry sweet. A kirke synthetic in the long run. Definately a fine brew. Complex.

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