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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18222) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3373) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
550 ml. bottle. Vintage 2008. Pours an initially large off white head, which gradually collapses over a clear dark amber (SRM 10) body.........nose is caramel/toffee, bit of cheese, and light dried fruits......taste initially is sweet malt with a bit of toffee/caramel, then dried cherry and raisin, followed by light hop bitterness, alcohol and wood both are well hidden.....mouth feel is medium to slightly chewy, carbonation low. This is a very subtle beer. Every thing balances out nicely, and is done with a very gentle hand. It has all of the qualities it should, and is not over done. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
bottle, via trade with sprinkle, orange amber colored with bubbly foam, aroma of caramelly sour fruit, flavors of caramel with sour fruit and some watery malt

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a pleasant white head. Aroma consists of caramel, bread, resin, raisins, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is cloyingly sweet which tastes almost sour and has a little bitterness present with the alcoholic yet lively mouth feel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Brown with a dense yellow head. Fruity aroma of peach, mango, pineapple, raisins and a bit of oak and smoke. Sweet sugarish flavour with a dry bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this one. A: Pours light orange with a rather small head. S: Sweet malt aromas with notes of brown sugar and light booze. T: Sweet candy malt, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Light oak from the barrel. M: Medium in body, pretty nicely carbonated. D: Not too bad. Worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a an amber body with an off white head. Oak y body with dark fruit raisins, dates, light fig and some vanilla hints, the aroma is nice with just a hint of astringency. A bit rough around the edges showing a bit too much etoh with a light vodka esk booziness with mild fruit tones and toffee. Decent offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle [550ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep amber with an average size mostly-lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, a hint of nuts and some booze. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Very good, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (664) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours hazy copper-brown, with a medium beige head, fine and lasting lacing. Woody, vanilla aromas, with notes of toast, figs, caramel, citrus, and grass. Medium body, velvety, zesty, crisp. Honey sweet flavor, vanilla and spice, softly sweet dark fruit mid-palate with notes of raisin bread, and a mild earthy and grassy finish. The English ale yeasts are most apparent in the finish. A touch sweet overall, but quite nice.


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