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


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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at Pruf’s in Seattle. Rich banana brown, sugary toffee. Nice English style barleywine. Tasty, sweet, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2790) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Hazy dark amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Raisins, ripe fruits, caramel, malts, some warming alcohol and spices. Very rich full flavoured brew. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1077) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Aroma - dark fruit, toffee, and vanilla Appearance - mahogany body. With 1" off-white head that settles to a foam. Taste - raisins, toffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, and whippin’ oakened alcohol. Palate - medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, astringent alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2036) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
butelka, warka do ladne, klarowne, ciemnobursztynowe z rubinowymi przbelyskami piwo z niewysoka, acz ladna, kremowa piana. aromaty owocowo-slodowe, sa wisnie, sliwki, jest chleb, karmel i krakersy. sa tez juz w tle jakies nutki beczkowe faktycznie i miod. w smaku slodkawo, nieco w strone dubla badz quada. lekko winni, chyba nawte lekkie taniny. wanilii czy innych takich beczkowych nie czuje. goryczka niewysoka, wysycenie srednie z minusem, alkohol przyzwoicie schowany. pite z duza przyjemnoscia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (261) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle 550 ml, pours clear amber with strong, pillowy and long lasting creamy coloured head. Aroma of raisins toffee, vanilla and oak wood. Not very complex but pleasant aroma. In taste sweetness goes fluently over into some light bitterness with a slightly tart accent. Besides the sweetish beginning the ale is quite dry. When it warms up a little bit it gains additionaly some tannin a wine notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1105) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bronze beer with a thin, white head. Malty, caramel aroma. Looks and smells unremarkable but taste-wise it’s the business. Malt, caramel, rich fruit with a touch of bitterness as well. A properly beefy, hearty beer. But for the strength I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
550ml bottle. Pours mahogany with good ivory head. Massive oak influence with berries and slight sherry warmth with a hint of aunty marjory’s trifle. A classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy Amber with a off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak and grains. Taste is oak, raisins, plums and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3512) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Ruby murky pour small beige head. Nose is of dried fruits, malt, and wood. Tastes of plums, caramel, raisins, malt, woody, some red fruits. Zippy and fruity finish. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 550 ml bottle. Appearance: Dark amber brown, small cream colored head. Aroma: Boozy and raisins. Taste: Fruits, dark and sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Overall: I wanted to like it more but just didn’t love it. Pretty good.

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