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Boulevard Collaboration No. 3 Stingo



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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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. Boulevardís 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours very dark with a deep red hue and large tan head. The aroma is quite malty with caramel, toffee, doughiness, berries, hints of sourness and an overall richness. Medium / thick body thatís very smooth and has a low amount of flowing semi-soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with a more pronounced berry-esque sourness, but it is still malt forward with dark doughiness, dates, figs and a sourness than works for it. The finish is spicy, fruity, sour and malty - very well done unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Tap at Happy Gnome MN, 21Aug2012, Brownish head from the tulip, taste is some funk but mostly dominated by a toffee finish with slight hints of wood and very faint sourness.. not bad weird name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap at Happy Gnome. Very dark pour with a nice frothy head. Aroma is bready malts with some tart/sour elements. Moderate palate. Taste has subtle complexity - roasted malt, wood, tart fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2684) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Dark brown pour with a lasting beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, burnt sugar, bread, and spice. Taste is cocoa, caramel, wood, raisins, and spice. Has a definite tartness to it. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Really isnít reminiscent of a traditional British ale. The carbonation is too lively and the favor is a bit sweeter than I would expect. It isnít a bad beer though. It does have a bit of banana bread flavor along with some tartness and fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Reddish amber color. 4 inch head. Initially it smells like strong alcohol. It needs to breath a bit. Resting gives way to a damp dirt, musty aroma. The flavor is dark fruit, alcohol and brown sugar. The finish spikes with some alcohol and tapers into a balance between the carmel malt and the bittering hops. All those foods they talked about in the deScription... well, no. You can let your imagination run wild. As the beer wears on, it the malt does taste more burnt and some toffee notes develop. This is a jeckel and hyde beer, drink it cold or warm. Your better off letting this get to at least 55 degrees if you are to appreciate it in any sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2012
On tap at Republic. Big sweet, vinous nose, dark fruit, sugar, and alcohol nose (some brett?). Dark brown. Great fruitiness: raisin, prune, berries, and a bit of sourness. Medium body , smooth, and just a touch metallic. Complex, well-rounded, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Distinct chocolate and dark fruit mixture for aroma. Black brown is fluffy head that is dark beige. Back to aroma, peculiarly astringent. Roast is there. Taste, oak mets tarted roasted malts with chocolate and a fruity consequence that flashes. Is fig nuttiness crossed up with some cherry? Very different beer from any of had previous, confusing, fun, with some brooding flavors that give way to depth. Think roasty tarted porter with oak influence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml bottle. Dark deep mahogony pour with a thick tan head that clings to the glass. Aroma is quite complex and of chocolate, oak, dark fruits and dark breads. Some tobacco and interesting spicy malt notes. Flavor of bright red and dark fruits, mild tart fruits. I also get lots of notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Quite complex, and quite english. I do get some toasted malt, some roastiness. This is certainly interesting. One of the better english style strong ales taken on by an American brewer. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Finishes on a wood, pepper, and fruity note. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
bottle-conditioned 750ml. dark brown body with a fine-bubbled tan head and lasting retention. strong metal / paint note in the nose resembles old pennies, peat and pipe tobacco. minerallic and acidic chestnuts and soured, overripe black cherries with tobacco and paint throughout. medium body, mostly sweet, low bitterness, medium-high and noticeable alcohol. headache-inducing dirty fusels abound. total drainpour.

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