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Robert the Bruce (beer review)

6.5% ABV. A rotational Scottish Ale from Three Floyds Brewing in Munster, Indiana. Acquired as an extra through trade. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Pours a rich mahogany with a thick, fizzy cream-colored head that quickly dissipates to very thin lining. Aroma is big dark and roasty malts, caramel being the most pronounced, with a bit of raw sugar, scotch chocolate, and fresh bread. The first sip bursts with complex malt flavors, and the chocolate makes an appearance. A tiny hoppy presence smoothes out the chocolate up front and leads into more standard malts, as bread and caramel fill the palate next. Something is hiding in the depths of the flavor, maybe a touch of maple syrup? Smooth, a bit creamy, roasty, caramel-y, but not heavy. ABV is just right, unnoticeable but enough to give the beer a backbone. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Overall a good American Scottish Ale! Beeradvocate: B+; Ratebeer: 97pts; Moneybeer: B+. Available locally (Metro DC)? No.

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2011 by in Beer.

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