matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Rating # 525
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Major thanks to TheBeerGod for sending me this brew not once but twice! The first bottle was murdered when it was violently pushed out of my closet by a bottle of DFH WWS. Mike caught wind of the tragedy and sent me a back up bottle, Thanks Very Much, Bro!
Aged for 7 months.
Pours with a deep and rich cherry wood amber body. The head is a creamy tan cap that sits atop. Aroma is malty.. Full with thick fruits and butterscotch and toffee. Notes of apple, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, figs, and a toasty toffee malt are in abundance here! A hint of coffee, lightly kilned chocolate malt adds some smokiness as well. Those toasted malts and ripened fruits are insanely delicious! Wow, the body is oily and buttery… delectable and hospitable! Man, this is earthy with a toasty biscuit quality… Damn, the Bruce is Totally Delicious!
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 I just hate going into a beer with high expectations. 3F is one of my favorite breweries and I finally got hold of this stuff (thanks Gasspasser), and it tasted more like an Old Ale than a Scotch Ale. Yes it’s malty and it has the 3F trademark hop taste but where is the peat? Bit’s of chocolate make it nice and sweet and well balanced but seems to be lacking the damn peat. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Had it on tap. A very rich and tasty brew. Lots of malt with chocolate flavors. Also has some hops that mix in well to make this a well balanced, full flavored beer. DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Nice thick taste, and a great finish. This is a smooth beer that holds to the writting on the bottle, malty grandness. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Looks great, smells great, big juicy, fruity, chocolatey, roasty, toasty malts balanced by assertive yet mild hops. This is great stuff!
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is that of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Oh man I love this brew. It tastes better the second time I sampled it than the first. 3 Floyds have out done themselves with this brew!! pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2004
Light malty nose, hazy deep amber, fomay head. Very warm, fruity malt body. Some caramel. Something very Old World about this - like a British ale (only thicker and good). Even got a little butterscotch coming through, but not too much. Dainty spiced end (pepper). Oily mouth feel and not thin at all. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown and ruby, very little head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate, whiskey barrels, tamari, very nice. Medium body, lots of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of smoke, earth. Very quick finish, some sweet stickiness, metallic. Alcohol well masked. More mellow than I expected, but good, especially for a style that is hit or miss for me. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Deep copper pour with a smidgeon of head. Big spots of lace here and there. Toffee and warm biscuits come out first. Traces of alcohol, hops and malts also in the nose. The flavors show the chocolate and roasted malts from the description. Small pepper as well. Bitter end to this one. Tangy palate. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Bronze amber color with light head and some carbonation, moderate lacing for the comparable carbonation. The aroma is malty with some brown sugar sweetness and a very dry, hop note coming through. The flavor is very balanced between the sweet and the hops. The impact of the sweetness is very large but the hops ride it down the palate perfectly, never letting one or the other take center stage. The finish is dry and dusty too with some darker malt notes rounding it out. Very unique scottish, good. Thanks Falconseye!