Several months back I tried 3 Floyds Robert The Bruce, and recall thinking it was spectacular. So when I started looking at Scottish Ales to duel, it was at the top of my list.

Always open to trying a new brewer (especially something local), I settled on Stone Arch Scottish Ale for the other half of this duel. Stone Arch has their work cut out for them in this one, but upsets can happen, so let’s get started.

HopDuel Survey

1. Which beer has better packaging?

3 Floyds Robert The Bruce

2. Which beer has a better aroma?

Stone Arch Scottish Ale

3. Which beer works better with your taste palate?

3 Floyds Robert The Bruce

4. Which beer has a better finishing flavor?

3 Floyds Robert The Bruce

5. Which beer won the duel?

3 Floyds Robert The Bruce

Tell us about it

If you’re a fan of upsets, sorry for ya! Robert The Bruce took everything but aroma for me. Credit Stone Arch for taking one of the categories, but this duel wasn’t very close. Admittedly, I may be a little biased here. Braveheart is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Robert the Bruce was a principal character in the story of William Wallace. I can still remember the first time I saw that 3 hour marathon of a film. When the credits rolled, all I wanted to do was stay seated and watch it again. Of course, years later we all found out Mel Gibson was a total nutjob. For the sake of this article we’ll ignore that.

Setting all of this aside, 3 Floyd’s Robert The Bruce is one of the smoother Scotch Ales I’ve had the pleasure of sipping, and I’m looking forward to pairing it with some stronger competition in the future.

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