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RATINGS: 1564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Ah, Bob the Bruce. What a great beer. Light roast, deeply malty, but not overly sweet or cloying at all. Clear hop presence. I love this brew.

3.7
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head, though what is there laces nicely. A full bodied, malty brew with a bit of hops, seems to fit the style very well and is quite enjoyable. If you're in a malty mood, go for it.

4
TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Beer pours nice amber brown with nice off white head that is retained. Lacing is obvious before any consumptin takes place. Aroma is almost all malt, with caramel and light smoke being present. Flavor is incredible. Mostly malty, however, one of the nicest uses of malt I have ever come across. Some hoppiness in the finish just seems to accentuate the malt flavor for me. Can't wait for another.

3.9
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
This is an interesting beer. It has the hoppyness of a scottish ale along with the taste of a stout. Those crazy brewmasters, what will they think of next?

4.1
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Great Scotish ale. Good toasted malt flavors, with a bit of toffee, caramel flavors in there. Still more of a fan of a good wee heavy, but I like the modest hop balance I don't get fro ma lot of Scotish ales. I will drink this again.

3.8
egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours a dark copper color with a small yellowish tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and some hops. Tastes of malt, chocolate and caramel. That description is dead on!

4.2
BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2003
A perfect fall ale. Deep mahogany color. Malty aroma with some syrup to accompany. Full malt flavor with a hint of hop and a nice alcohol-kick finish. Another great from 3 Floyds!

3.9
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pine and scotch aroma, musty and nutty, full of vanilla and brown-ale type malt aroma. Thick and creamy, turning to sweet vanilla and maple before a stinging scotch finish. Nice and roasty. Like a maple coffee creamer flavor with a bite.

3.7
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Pours with no head, an opaque brown body with reddish highlights. The flavor is malty sweet, with some smokiness. This is avery enjoyable beer.

2.7
Frank (4193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Brown with just a hint of red. Foamy white head with a couple small spots of lace. A sharp bite on the tongue at first but the swallow is actually quite smooth. Gentle carbonation. A bit on the watery side for the amount of malt present. Fruity with notes of raisin and gauze. A sticky vinous flavor lingers after the finish. I have mixed feelings about this. It's tasty enough but it lacks complexity and is a bit overly sweet for its thinnish texture. It just doesn't really grab my attention like I'd like it to.


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