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Prohibition Smuggler Scotch Ale

Brewed by Prohibition Brewing (BC)
Style: Scotch Ale
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Scotch Ale is a traditional style strong pale ale like the brews that were imported from across the ocean during a time when getting a drink meant breaking the law. This dark, crisp scotch ale delivers just like those demanded in the blind pigs and speakeasy’s of days gone by. Prohibition’s complex, refreshing, honest flavors are craft brewed in small batches at a small unassuming brewery in British Columbia, Canada. Only the finest ingredients including pristine Canadian water, hops and malts are used to bring you a scotch ale so good you’d ask for it even if it was prohibited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1430) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a clear brownish amber with a huge frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, smoke, vanilla, light coconut, light chocolate and nuts. Taste is caramel, toffee, some bitter cocoa/chocolate, some smoke and campfire and a bit of an off metallic taste. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a prickly carbonation but the body seems a touch light. Overall a nice scotch ale with alot of flavor just needs a tad more body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a good head with excellent lacing right to the bottom. The colour is dark copper. Starts off with sweet caramel malts, herbal taste and light citrus. Perhaps too much bitterness in the after taste. It’s a good beer but maybe the balance is off for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Tawny amber, gold-tinted head. Sweet caramel, a touch of overripe apple, bready malts. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours clear amber with two fingers of slowing fading foam. Aroma of caramel and a bit of roast. Way too sweet. Aftertaste is bitter but it doesn’t blend with the sweetness in a pleasant way. It’s just sweet until you swallow, then bitter until taking another swig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (922) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Aromaa is sweet malts, rich scotch dry malts, caramel. Taste is sweet malts with slight bitterness that is fairly well balanced. Appearance is a clear brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
robinvboyer (3364) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Overly sweet, loads of burnt sugars, and deep burnt malt aromas. Light wood, some dark fruit. Man, is this sweet! No hops to speak of, just a mess of burnt, sugary, overly sweet malts. This was a drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
On tap at Prohibition, pours a hay amber with a medium beige head. Aroma and flavour of bready caramel malts, light dark fruitiness, and toffee. Decent scotch - acceptable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1445) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Bomber. Clear medium copper, tan foam mostly fades. Milder toasted caramel malt aroma and taste, not too sweet, light earthy herbal hoppage, no bitterness. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, low hopped. No peat, no scotch, no oaky vanilla, just a nice enough mild amber ale. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (207) - - MAY 16, 2014
Lovely amber beer with an almost oaky finish. Great for an afternoon on a sunny patio. Pairs nicely with BBQ meat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2139) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Picked up in Penticton. Poured out a crazy thick tan head, solid lacing ad a dark brew - pretty much perfect. Some sweetness, light metallic taste, ok amount of roast, very mild pine, brain lacking ideas here. It’s just really good tasting. Weak review but who cares? This is a damn solid beer and I want much much more. Really enjoying this. Slight spice. All good. Creamy on every sip. Light choco / coconut nose. Totally enjoyable beer really liked it but a mellow version of a scotch ale. High looks and mouthfeel points. Not a 3.7 beer but what ya gonna do? Dolphins!

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