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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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monroe1ato (12) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Pours with a thin light brown head. The beer itself is a deep amber-red color, and is pretty clear. Aromas of dark fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol waft from my glass. The taste is sweet, malty and fruity as well. Some of the fruit seems to be hop derived, though the hops are fairly subtle here. There is a hint of roast malt in the finish, which adds a nice stylistic touch. This is quite a malty brew, with notes of caramelized malt, cherries, and raisins. This is most definitely a good straight forward example of a Scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a hazy medium brown with a quickly dissipating khaki head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Taste of malt and caramel with a little bit of chocolate sweetness. Very nice ale. Malty finish. Not overly sweet but very little hop flavor. Nice example of a scottish ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (37) - - DEC 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Caramel and coffee appearance. Head dissipates almost immediately. Nutty on the nose with hints of coffee. Complex aroma, very pleasing. Sour immediately on the tongue. No aftertaste. Very little alcohol flavor. Good malty option.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2290) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Bottle: Rich, caramel colored body, hints of ruby at the edges & darker brown towards the center. Head dissipates quickly to a thin beige ring. Aroma contains sweet caramel malt, red apple, prune, & a strange off-note that really reminds me of Robatussin. Light toastiness. Flavor is luckily void of the cough syrup. Hints of toasted malts, caramel, burnt bread, light raisin, hints of apple, some slight nuttiness, & a touch of phenol in the finish. Medium body, just shy of sticky. Light hint of earthy bitterness lingers, but actual hop flavors are muted. Not bad flavor, but the medicinal aroma brings the score down a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle: Many thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy head. Amazing deep dark ruby red colored beer. Aromas of malts, caramel, prunes, plus, some toast, bread, cream and some red fruit with meat tints. Flavour is malty, grainy, roast, bitters, caramel, light herbal, some honey, light bready/dough and some caramelised grains. Aftertaste is bitter, malty, caramel and some honeey and hay tints. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, just a bit more than medium bodied. Quite a tasty beer though a bit in one dimension...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1057) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap at Three Floyd's brewpub. Pours a murky brown with minimal head. Nose shows toffee, caramel, chewy malts. Taste is roasty, chewy toffee, sweet caramel and light malts. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
it’s one of the smoothest i’ve had. not as strong of a peat malt flavor (maybe it gets knocked for that), but it’s got a great body and taste. Another well made beer from Three Floyds!"

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (446) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says smooth with a sweet fruity undertone without hops Julie gives a 4. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, toffee and cardboard. Flavour is about the same, with notes of toasted malt and toffee, with a toasted finish. Quite flavourful for the style, perhaps not as fresh as it should be though. Good beer that would’ve benefitted from drinking fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is sweet toffee, fruity, taste is similar, rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - OCT 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-5-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown-copper color with a tiny tan colored head. The head fades very fast, leaving some foam islands on the surface of the brew and a tiny bit of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Along with these sweeter aromas is a rather decent showing of a lightly roasted bready smell as well as some smells of yeast. A very light hop aroma of an earthy nature is there as well rounding out the smell nicely. Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet caramel and toffee flavor mixed with a roasted brown bread taste. Soon after, flavors of chocolate and a bit of some darker fruits of plum and prune come to the tongue sweetening the brew even further. Some cola like tastes later join in as well but at a loss of some of the toffee, diminishing the more buttery smooth sugar flavors of the brew. Toward the end, some hop flavors of an earthy and grassy flavor, as well as a bit of a oaky flavor, come to the tongue. The combination of flavors that is left at the end of the taste ends up leaving a quite sweet, roasty and malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The added thickness of the brew is nice for all the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew although a bit less carbonation may have helped accentuate these flavors even more. Overall – This is a sweet and malty brew for sure. A fantastic beer for a nice fall or winter day. Lots of sweet sugary taste with a nice brown bread flavor.

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