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RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Dark brown color with a thin off white head. Hops and chocolate malt dominate the nose. Tons of flavors in here...smokey, chocolate, roasted malt with a strong hop presence.


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seymour (2096) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Shared from 12oz brown bottle into nonic half-pint glasses, thanks Jake! It poured a near-opaque deep reddish brown colour with sudsy beige foam, lasting with lace. Rich malty sweet, caramel, toffee, root beer. Full body, big chewy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Nice alcoholic strength, warming, but no hot fusel alcohols. A very tasty Americanized Scottish ale. Good stuff.

3.9
Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Nose is light scotch style grain. Flavor is the same. This isn't over hopped but hopped enough to enjoy. Hop profile adds to sweetness. Very balanced Scottish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
commonmac (1313) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Pint glass from the source. Deeper amber/mahogany color with light tan head. Aroma is malty and has some mild dark fruit qualities. Taste is malt forward with caramel and toffee notes. Mild dark fruit characteristic coming through. Very low bitterness. Strong example of the style. You may take our lives but you will never take our...opportunity to have this again.

3.5
lbianchi66 (417) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2017
Robe brune avec une jolie mousse beige malheureusement peu persistante. Arômes malté, fumé, tourbé. Goût caramel et malté. Carbonatation fine et abondante. Texture légèrement sirupeuse. Bonne bière.

3.9
andrewje41 (4163) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz bottle poured, with a massive thanks to Chris for the bottle. Any time I get to try a top rated beer from a style, I’m in. Dark copper brown pour with a thick, cream foam head. Toasty, slightly sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is a good roasted malt, paired with a slightly sweet rich caramel. Slight plastic. Some vanilla. Thick body. Pleasant cream. A delicious beer for the style. Pretty sure it deserves the top spot in the style. Excellent.

3.8
basaywhat (306) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma rich, caramel malts, maybe some smoked elements. Body medium, creamy, finish sweet and rounded.

3.7
luttonm (6644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Huge thanks to Chris. Thin off-white foam, deep ochre, amber and mahogany. Deep rosy malt flavor, rather interesting. Nose is copper-metallic, deep freshly milled barley nose. Reminds of kvas in a sense, dark rye bread. Malty sweet resin edge. Pretty tasty for the style. Nice.

3.3
SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm! Brown color with ruby highlight and tan ring. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel, a bit earthy. Taste is caramel, pure malt, earthy again. Medium carbonation. Rather light-bodied. Quite nice.

3.5
ehaak26 (654) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours hazy red brown. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel.

3.1
unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12 ounce bottle from 3 Floyds day at 101 Bottles in Kent Ohio USA. Smell the malt somewhat. Dark cola in color. Little bit of beige head Smooth, hides alcohol very well. Overall an above average.scotch ale and not overwhelming.


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