queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Three Fires. Roasty malt, brown sugar, toast, and dark fruit aroma. Deep chestnut with a moderate off-white head, thick creamy lacing. Bready toast malt, vinous fruit, peppery spicy hops, and burnt sugar flavor. Medium body, low carbonation. Very nice.
eruizgarcia (269) - - SEP 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious and perfectly balanced beer with aromas of toffee, bread and sweet malts. Hints of oak. Moderate carbonation, a bit reminiscent of a good root beer. Just the right body and very pleasant aftertaste.
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with red tinge and medium tan head. Aroma roasted malt, apple/pear, dark sugar. Medium body with some carbonation and not much alcohol but a little. Sour up front, then bread and wood flavors, hint of brown sugar but not really very sweet. Then some green apple. Interesting.
thegreenrooster (3639) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark tea, dark fruit, molasses and dark sugar. Flavor is tart to start, then comes some caramel and toffee. Finish is again sour with some bitter fruit. Itís something different. Sour with a brown sugar backbone. Iíve only had the Sam Smith stingo to compare this to, itís not as good but it still is a decent beer.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear ruby with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and light spice finish. A good English strong ale from Boulevard.
maus10 (42) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 28 Springs in Siloam Springs, AR. Sweet, rich, brown sugar, tart, coffee. Basically, it's a mouthful. Very big palate.
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beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled at waldo pizza. pours cloudy brown with a medium light tan head. aromas of caramel, burnt malt and chocolate. taste is sour with a small bit of hoppy bitterness. fairly full bodied thick and lively. finish is sour with bitter notes and burnt malt. decent but not my favorite.
johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the second beer that Iíve had that claims to be in the stingo style, ironically the other one made by Samuel Smith is rumored to be a recipe designed by Dann Paquette. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a huge beige head that sticks around forever as it laces the sides of the glass. I got lots of chocolate and a bit of banana right after popping the cork on this brew, but those seem to have subsided. Lots of caramel and dark sugars with some dark and tart fruits along with a hint of spice. this reminds me a lot of a Belgian Strong Dark. The flavor is really complex and varied. I get a rush of caramel, chocolate, and dark dried fruit maltiness right up front. Tart fruit and a hint of ethanol break through that and never really let go of you. Thereís and earthy almost salty flavor that cuts in somewhere towards the end. Medium to thick body with a moderate to ample level of carbonation and a sweet salty tart mouthfeel going on. I thought I had reviewed the Yorkshire one, I guess I didnít, I would have really liked to compare the two. This is an interesting beer, itís wildly complex and varied, but maybe to its detriment, as the flavors seem a bit less than harmonious. If I come across another bottle I may pick it up just to see what a little age does to this.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber almost brown color with a smaller head that didnít retain very long. Aroma was syrup, molasses, some caramel and lots of malts. Flavor was sweeter. English malts, that turned in syrup and brown sugar. Medium body. Some mild hops can be felt in the finish. Longer oily finish. Another winner here.
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour with an inch of head, unique, malty and pretty dark but pretty well balanced too. Cocao and woody but nice wheatiness too. I want this on a snowy winter night.