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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 660   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Served from bottle into a Euro pint. Poured a nice copper color with a two finger off-white head. No lacing was apparent. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and a slight oak hint. The flavor of this brew was sweet and had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a nicely flavored brew that was quite refreshing. This was a very nice offering from Samuel Smith. Too bad it is a limited release...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
pours an almost cloudy dark amber with a medium size beige head, and good lacing. smell is of whisky, wood, malt, and some caramel. taste is thick, toffee, some spice, malt, and some dark fruits hiding in the back, ends smooth and a tad bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle at Birroteca Tana di Luppolo. Clear amber color, edge head. Aroma of oak barrel and port wine. Taste starts malty, slightly sweet, with a whisky finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2010
reddissh copper colored beer, offwhite head. smells of dried plums, pears, raisins, woody, hoppy. tasts of woodresins, sherry-like, caramel-toffee, coffee, fruits, hops. aftertaste is bittersweet, fruitpunch, toffees.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Brownish apricot app with minimal white head. Aroma of sugar, resin, oak and raison. Barleywine-like flavor. Caramelized sugar, alcohol, maple, raison and oak. An interesting lemony, citrus additive as well

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
550ml bottle, amber-orangeish color, with a beige head, yeasty, toffee, toasted, biscuity malt nose with a winey, raisiny, plumy fruitiness, and some hints of wet oakiness, with a faint vinous aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, raw toasty, biscuity, caramel malt, winey, fruity, sour character with a mild ripe apple, juicy plumy, dark dried raisin flavour, with a hint of vanilla oakiness, leading towards a warming, winey, juicy plumy, raisiny finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours copper with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty pale and caramel malt flavor with lots of treacle and a little dark fruit. The mouthfeel is carbonated and there is some lingering hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8700) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
550 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma after some swirling gave sweet fruity and malty notes enhanced with vanilla and a touch of wood. The flavor is caramel malts, ripe fruits, apple cider, vanilla and some wood. Medium bodied; the alcohol remains hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Pours a dark amber with a creamy off-white head. Nose of dark fruits, sweet malts and alcohol. Deep flavor, rife with toffee, vanilla, spices and raisins, along with quite detectable whiskey. Sweet and warm finish. A nice beer overall. (3.6) Update: Shared a bottle at The Rake in London and really enjoyed it. A solid strong ale. (4.0)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle from BevMo. Pours a cloudy, rusty brown with a 2 finger thick beige head. Some raisins, dates and clove spice in the nose. Flavor starts with fruit then gives way to a strange metallic acidity with some faint barrel notes. A little over rated for $12.99 a bottle.


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