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Boulevard Collaboration No. 3 Stingo

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Collaboration #3 Stingo was brewed using traditional English ingredients. A variety of ale and specialty malts from Yorkshire are at the forefront; their pronounced roasty aroma and flavor contain hints of toffee, cocoa and bread crust. English hop varieties contribute subtle herbal, peppery qualities. The beer was brewed in batches; some was fermented on oak, some was fermented normally, and some was allowed to sour in the mash tun before being transferred to a fermenter. Boulevard’s brewers, along with Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, then blended the batches until desired levels of wood and tartness were achieved for the final product. Aroma Roasted and caramelized malts, toffee, wood, cocoa, banana, almond, mocha, brown sugar, bread crust Malt Roast, burnt, toasty, bready, rich, toasted sweet caramel Hops Subtle herbal and peppery Balance Malt Body Medium; malty body offset by acidity


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap at JL Beers in Fargo. I see that this is pretty well like, but I just can’t get buy the initial over-roasted to an icky bitter grain. Actually stopped and handed to someone else.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2012
pours a deep reddish brown with lasting finger of tan froth, good lacing, looks like a stingo to me. Aroma of hazelnut, roast, banana, cocoa powder, caramel, flavor of lightly toasted nuts, with a lingering roasty finish, notes of banana and subtly bitter chocolate. Medium bodied. Not as good as sam smith stingo but a fine brew nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5817) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On tap - this one poured a dark brown color, some ruby notes - with a small thin, tan head. Aroma was some light sweet malts, some toasted notes, caramel characters. Flavor was nice and malty sweetness, not too heavy thankfully, sweet brown sugar, light toffee character. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (474) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Shared at November tasting. Poured clear brown with a gold hue and a minimal light tan head. Nose was on the sweet side, the taste seemed more balanced between the bitter and sweet. Overall interesting, what I expected from a collaboration like this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours an opaque brown with two finger tan head. Caramel, roasted, wood malt flavors that are fantastic. I can detect hints of cocoa and pepperiness. Herbal hoppy background. Mildly sweet initally then overtaken. Fully body with soft carbonation. Long mildy smokey finish. This is a well crafted beer that is insidiously well balanced given the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a darkest brown, with some ruby highlighting, a modest layer of off white head foam that quickly broke down to a thin ring and film, and a few light spots & strands of lacing. The aroma started with a low and slightly burnt, dry roastiness, coffee, caramel, dried fruit and malty sweetness, some vinous hints, and light tartness. The flavor advanced the tartness, and offered some dark cherry, moderate and somewhat lingering hop bitterness, light syrupy aspects to the texture, a medium body, soft carbonation, fairly hidden alcohol presence, and a dry finish that retained some of the hop. Kind of a blend of a few Stout characteristics with a mild but dry Old Ale. Would have liked to sense more oak effect, but was quite tasty nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2115) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
November 5, 2012 on tap at the bridge. Brown pour with nice head and lacing. Roasted malt, spice, caramel and toffee in aroma and taste. Thin to medium bodied, light carbonation and slight bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1176) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a kind of ugly brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet of dark fruits, and a crazy amount of pear. Tastes like pear too, but also a woody taste. Little tartness and some caramel. A guy outside is yelling about a raccoon and its really weird. This is a pretty good and unique beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with white head. Aroma is quite potent, lots of english malt, toffee, toast, grain, but also some slightly "sour" aromas, cherries, oak, raisins, plums. Taste is a hybrid of roasty ESB like flavors, with toffee and toasted bread and a sightly vinegary flavor. If they didn’t mention they did this on purpose, I might have suggested this beer was infected. The acidity was good for the palate however which was rather light even though the taste was very strong. Strange, Strange beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap. Pours a clear light brown with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of chocolate and light sweet grains with just a bit of underlying spice. Flavor is a bit thin with light sweet chocolate backed by a hint of roast and dark grains.


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