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

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (245) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1077) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4173) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3609) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3384) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (557) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (349) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Immediately one of my favorites, after already-high expectations from the rest of this brewer’s lineup. Slightly cloudy mahogany pour in a tulip, holding a clingy finger of dense foam. The aromas of raisin, prune, and caramel seem a mix of elements from my two favorite styles: dopplebock and belgian quad. Indeed, I already know this is a favorite before tasting, but the flavor only reinforces the sweet, ripe-dark-fruit flavors and clean non-cloying finish. Wish I’d bought more than one. Back to the store...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7479) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2015
Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light spice, rich red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich alcoholic bitter, smooth fruity light liqourice palate. Full to medium bodied with soft carbonation. A real winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3985) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to s_Hartshorne, cheers Shane. Ruby amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee, some spice and fruity. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from s_hartshorne cheers Shane; clear amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has dark fruits and some wood, taste has red fruits, sweet caramel.


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