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RATINGS: 1569   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 lovers delight.
2011 vintage - 7.0% abv

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Nice. 9%?? I dont believe it. Seems so light. Not to be drunk ice cold as mine was. Swallowed it up in about a minute. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Malty but crisp. A great Scottish Ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 Big, nuanced malt with fruit, alcohol and caramel flavors. Malt profile actually reminds me of Einbecker Maibock. Plenty of citric notes to make it even more fun. A fine one, this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Fairly sweet, slightly yeasty and metallic. Rich auburn color, full body, and decent flavor. Slight roasty chocolatey molasses notes. A winter beer for me!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Brownish red appearance. Alcohol apparent. Malty but nicely balanced finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DubkinOshea99 (2) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
Ah good ole Robert the Bruce, now this is a good beer, has a high alcohol level...but yea cant taste it. If you come across it, pick it up!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2002
deep copper/amber color, thin white head, slightly malty aroma with an earthy and vegetal flavor. preferred schlaflys version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Mahogany-colored, medium white creamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma sweet, malty, and earthy but with a tinge of sourness that wasnt the best. Flavor malty, slightly alcoholic, slightly coniferous; goes down slightly sweet but finishes pretty dry and a might sour. Im in the "overrated" camp on this one Im afraid, though I must say it was hard to believe the ABV was 9%: smooth drinker this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Medium tan head, dark amber body, sweet malty nose. Hoppy, slightly sweet, with a touch of metal in the start. Definitely doesnt taste like 9%, but that cuts both ways: it had virtually no alcohol presence, but the body seems thin for a big beer. I expect that this one could grow on me, but my first impression isnt great. Rerate: After a couple of bottles, I find this pleasant, but overrated here. Rererate: Next day, after a couple of SNPAs, this tastes like smoked beer. Not quite as smoky as Schlenkerla, but smoky nonetheless. Strange how ones impression changes with a different context. (Note to self: drink this one after a Cascady American ale).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Was very impressed by this! Brown in color and an aroma very similar to Paulaners Salvator. Tastes of caramel or toffee with a slight chocolate/cocoa and coffee hint. Recommended.


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