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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned only. Previously 8.0%.
Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged for at least a year, matured in these well-used oak casks in the brewery’s underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikelaughs (1) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Aged in oak for a year, gives this awesome brew a hint of tawny port. The result is incredible.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 Year Ratebeer Anniversary. Clear chestnut brown, thin Borge head. Nose is fruity, medicinal, Vimto, sweet, tangy, strong alcoholic ale. Taste is Orange, Grand Marnier, fruity, tangy, malty, alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cad’s Shindig. Bottled in 2011, BB June 2014, 9%. Hazy red brown, still, small ring of tan head. Aroma is toffee, some minty pine, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, dry and oaky, dark dried fruits, light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Mildly hazy, it settles and auburn chestnut with moderate effervescence and a fuelled, but not efficiently lofted off white crown. Aroma is tart, plump with dark stonefruit and underripe berries, Merlot grapes, musk candy and fruity, cheap perfume. Vinous and plump yet light in body like a good red. Tight and tart with plenty of dark stonefruit coming through - plummy and raw. Nice length of fruit; sherryish and deliciously aged. Oxidised to be quite vinous but the alcohol is hellishly masked. This is an old ale that is approachable, tempting and likeable. Not complex, but pretty sumptuous! (55cL, BBE 06/15, 8.0% ABV, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
pras (528) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Hazy brown, aromas of oak, sweetness, malt, raisin. Taste was sweet, oaky, malty, with a slight alcohol burn. Needs to tame a bit. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours hazy brown with a large head. Nose shows honey, cardboard, prunes, sultanas. Sweet and rich flavours, vanilla oak, malt, sultanas, caramel. Dries out in the finish creating a slightly abrasive contrast to the initial flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2770) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle, 8% ABV, bb 7/15. 11C. Darkish amber with a modest beige head that lasts pretty well. Boozy aroma with prunes, raisins, toffee, oak, fruitcake spices, white pepper. Sweet and luscious with some Madeira-like flavours. Toffee, dark fruits, spices. Finish is quite bitter and oaky with enough spices to relieve the sweetness. Been wanting to try this one for ages and only the price wasn’t what I’d hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3416) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque brown/red with a medium tan head. Aroma has lots of dark fruit, toffe, caramel, sherry and a bit of booze. Flavor follows suit...toffee really stands out...lots of oakiness and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a dry earthy/oaky finish that hints at dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
Ruby brown appearance. Mild toffee caramel aroma. Taste is some easy going dark fruits and toffee. Nice English style ale here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wozap (307) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Butelka do 06.2015. Kolor miedziany, piana obfita. Aromaty słodowe, suszone owocowe, cherry. Alkohol lekko rozgrzewający przy przełtkaniu, przyjemne odczucie.


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