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

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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jocavalieri (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Strong paladar, great colour. Expect. Little bit more aroma as is oak aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KevinfromNH (11) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Wow, what a huge disappointment. I love all of Sam Smiths other offerings and had waited years to finally try this one. Take a bottle of Old Speckled Hen and drop half a shot of Jim Beam into it and that’s what this beer is. What a mess. One of the only $15 beers I’ve ever poured out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber, nice white head. Nose is berry, metallic hops, caramel, some paper. Flavour has caramel with some dark fruit, a bit papery but I guess oxidization doesn’t really hurt this style of beer as it does others... better than greenness. Yeah, fine, the metallic hops here weren’t as apparent as in their pale ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (824) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy honey-amber color with a an large light tan head. Some tart fig in the nose. A bit of a harsh assault on the palate. Some creamy toffee underlies tart fig. Faint, very faint notes of oak on the back end. Addendum: this beer really needs to settle and warm a bit. It becomes much less lively and the oak comes through some more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (127) - Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Opaque copper colored body w/ creamy tan head. Caramel, oak, fruit & bread aromas. Toffee, raisin, fruit & biscuity malt flavors. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
550 ml bottle. Unclear medium-dark copper, big tan foam settles and rings out. Sweet vanilla boozy malty aroma. Sweet and rich medium roast malt taste, vanilla/toffee/caramel/treacle, dark fruits, oaky whisky. Softer than average carbonation, medium-full bodied, low hopped. Becomes a bit vinous, long and strong boozy finish, what an Imperial I&G original might taste like. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
A lot of British beer character: bread, caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Just a little bit of dark fruit. Not much hop character. Overly sweet, and not really my style of beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Poured into a pint glass. appearance is dark brown, slightly amber, with a large, lasting, fluffy white head. Aromas of brown bread, almonds, honey glaze, hints of dark fruits, cherries, fruit cake. Taste is fruit cake again, cherry brandy, marzipan and almond, rum and raisin ice cream, a bit of treacle toffee. Nice smooth blend of flavours, and you only notice the alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied. Really quite tasty and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett 2012 8% version. Hazy red amber colour beige head low retention. Aroma is rich fruitcake. Taste is great fruitcake fruit some woody notes nice malts slight alcohol warmth. Nice smooth body great mouthfeel soft carbonation. Excellent English strong ale quality.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a orange brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of oak and fruits. Taste is sweet, nice oaky and fruit notes with toffee, caramel, raisans, and light alcohol with a long, warming oak finish.


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