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


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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onanalancaster (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
Drinkable, but not one of my favorite from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1333) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
550ml bottle from Melbourne Bros Stamford. Deep golden colour with tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel and wood. The taste has warming sweetness almost brandy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Wood, pipe tobacco, raisins, and molasses in the aroma. Sweet, bready flavor with caramel, raisins, and dark fruit. Some coffee/chocolate bitterness and alcohol in the finish. Tremendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (249) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark copper brown with a large creamy tan head. Raisin, toast, nuts, and dark fruits. Thick full body. Alcohol is well hidden, with a malt based taste and a strong dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
This beer really marks the start of the Holiday Season. It has a perfect balance between aroma, taste palate and appearance. The first sip reminds you of a mix between a candy cane, a well aged merlot and a plum. The sweetness of the balance is unbelievable. The alcohol is also very well hidden. The palate takes like a perfect fruit cake. A damn near perfect brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (379) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pint bottle to a snifter. Hazy copper with off white head and lacing. Aroma is toasted bread, dark fruit, spice and toffee with a bit of funk. Complex flavors feature tart acidity, fruit and spice... Bittersweet warm finish... Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (625) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Chocolate and raisin aroma. Pours with a cloudy deep copper colour with a thick pale yellow head. Chocolate and rich fruit flavours. The texture is very rich and luxurious. Brown sugar and bitter notes in the finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Great brewery. Not my favorite of all the beers they brew. Aged in oak ale casks matured for over a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a snifter chalice. Brewed in 2012. Best before 2015. 8% ABV marked in the bottle. A: Pours a clear dark amber color forming a big, solid, thin bubbled beige head. Good retention and some few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for long time on the top S: Sweet, malty and fruity. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts and oak. Strong notes of grapes and dry dark fruits too. Remarkable bubblegum in the nose. Strong British character. A bit of alcohol can be felt in the very end T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, candy sugar, caramel malts, oak, brown sugar, grapes, raisins, brown bread and tutti-fruit bubblegum. In overall, a slightly sweet taste M: Medium body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet malts and wood in the aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Another British masterpiece from Samuel Smith [ BA Review @ 10/24/2013 ]

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