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Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale by Three Floyds Brewing LLC
Scottish Ale
7.00 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 08/17/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2010
Deep scarlet brown color with a thin dark tan head that slips away leaving a light broken skim and thin collar. Lacing sticks in minimal thick strings.

Aroma is of maple syrup and deep dark caramel, nice deep sweetness to it but lacks a bit of strength. Notes of char or smoke leak out.

Taste has a premium maltyness to it engaging an interesting little play between sweet caramel and roasted grains with the roastyness winning out in most sips. Pale leafy hop notes and touches of char bring through to the finish in a well mannered disposition and placement that happens late across the back of the palate. I like that part alot, nice finisher.

Feel is a solid medium body maintaining a decent creamyness and malt laden thickness that moderately coats with a smooth left over oilyness. Finish is nice with a lingering char and leafy, deep pine hop tone.

A favorable beer that can be handled fairly easily, but after a couple it may start to effect the noggin as the nearly 7% is hidden very well.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 7 16 3 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle thanks to the great spointon. Thanks a lot, Scott. Served up in a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a pretty nice dark brown that sits with a really nice ruby hued, glowing base. Held to the light, The entire body is penetrated by that ruby red highlight. THe pour built up almost a finger of pretty pristine white head. That finger fell pretty quickly to a thin white collar. The foam on the glass is very spotty, and slowly slides down the glass, back into that foam ring. The color is really the nice thing going on here.

S: Smell is pretty simple and nice. The malts are very nicely roasted. Caramel smelling malts along with just a pinch of chocolate malty goodness. There is a really nice earthy presence here with a lot of nice grain smells. Along with those grains comes a really nice touch of earthy/grassy hops. On the backend you get a touch of nutty goodness as well, but it is a little vague. Everything here is nice, but a little on the simple side. Nothing really sticks out or grabs your attention fully. Still it is an inviting simplicity.

T: Taste is pretty nice as well. The malts are not as roasted as was expecting. They are pretty tame on the roasted front, but they are nice. Caramel malty goodness is very present and pleasant. Then comes a really nice and slightly sweet tobacco flavor. The hops are very light and kept in check nicely considering this is meant to be a malty brew. The hops are a little grassy but they compliment nicely. The finish is a little bit of pecans and plum. Very nice.

M: Medium in body, smack dab in the middle. I do expect at times for a Scotch ale to be a bit on the heavier side, this just seems a bit thin at times. With that said, it does lightly coat but is not super sticky or syrupy. ABV is nicely hidden and really doesn't play a factor at all here. Carbonation is medium as well. Aftertaste is mostly that nutty pecan and a touch of plum that rests on the tongue.

D: This is a very drinkable Scotch Ale. This is a good malty brew to pick up in a sixer if you just want a sweet beer that can kick back and have few of in a sitting. The slightly thinner body does help with the drinkability, making this go down pretty easy. I would absolutely seek this out if it was available nearby as a regular beer in my beer fridge. Just a good flavor that really stays with you. Dig it.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-04-2009 05:18:58

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/27/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 7 16 4 8 0
Review from 12/03/06

A - Dark amber body with a slight haze to it. Loads of bubbles moving to the surface joining the head. The head is rather unassuming, but is thick looking and

S - Caramel and toffee along with a bunch of roasted caramel malt.

T - Toffee up front works into the loads of different roasted malt flavor. Light candy sweetness and a stale coffee bitterness work in the middle. Finish and aftertaste make me think butterscotch all the way.

M - Medium bodied and very smooth.

D - Super easy drinker. Does FFF make a bad beer?

Served In: Pint Glass

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