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RATINGS: 1533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.1
aracauna (3754) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2002
With the scottish ale type I was expecting less hops. Hop flavor overwhelms what would be a nice Scottish ale however. It did get better the closer to the bottom I got however. Color was a bit average for a brown too.

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booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2003
There was a sour note to this beer that overpowered the maltiness. Maybe mine was off? In any case, good elements in the mix, but the overall result is not that great.

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AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Smooth drinking. Carmely, malt aroma and flavor. Fairly tasty. As smoosh say, I'm also surprised not to be overwhelmed by hops coming from 3F.

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jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Doesn’t have the strong malt smell as with other scottish ales, and the sweet taste kind of throws it off a little bit. I didn’t mind it too much, just a little strange.

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skaughty (653) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Poured the color of the bottle with some surprising level of carbonation. The aroma had the prune/raisin smell of a belgina bruin. The malt quantity was NOT as advertised, as the alcohol tore right through the flavor. There is a "roastiness" to this, that reminds of an old-style ale. There doesn’t appear to be any sweetness or biterness, yet the dark chocolate hints were there. Sir Robert did finish with a lively kick, but alas it might have been his last kick down my throat.

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shadey (2179) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Deep red color without much head to speak of. Plenty of malt in the flavor. Slightly odd aftertaste but overall quite a nice example of the style. 8/3/7/3/17

RERATE: Very dark red with no head. Aroma is dark earthy sweetness. Cant really smell any smokiness. Nice body, but really not too much else going on.

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bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"By far not the most impressive scotch ale i have had. Poured a light red with a head which lasted no time. Aroma was weak to say the least. Flavor was of sweet malts, coffee and hops. Overall mouthfeel was way to thin."

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Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful clear, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Lightly caramelish nose. Medium body with accents of caramel and nuts. Hoppy finish. Tasted at the Oklahoma Beer tasting March 06 hosted by mjames and lilannie. 250306

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User37895 (3085) - - JUN 2, 2006
Not an impressive pour from the bottle. Very short lived tan head and minimal lacing. The color was a brown color with orange edges. Aroma was malty but weak. The flavor started somewhat sweet and malty, but finished with a dry coffee flavor and some hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thin and carbonated.

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waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 GABF 2006. applewood aroma. little sour malts and sugar. cardboard. mouth is sugary, mild chocolate, coffee. rich caramel malts. not nearly as impressive as their other brews.


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