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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
550 ml bottle, brewed in 2008. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a copper/brown color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, but not much lacing. Aroma is pretty interesting, I can smell caramel and bready malt, dark fruit (cherries, raisins), oak, booze and some tart apples. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (figs, raisins), oak, caramel, tart apples, molasses and some pears. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and it’s easy to drink. I’d buy this again in the future, I think it’s a good overall brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a brilliant but slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a one-finger whitish head. Aroma is fruity and malty mostly. Raisin, cherry, oak, and caramel stand out. Flavor is very nice and fruity. Cherry, raisin, and other fruits, oak barrel, caramel, toffee, and spiced pudding. I had heard this described as a bit sour, but I found it to be only mildly tart. Smooth on the palate with medium-body and no hint of the 8% ABV. Nice beer overall, I like this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 Bottle shared with Pop. Looks like iced tea w/out the lemon. Thin dissipating head. Oak nose wet leaves and light caramel. There is a word in my notes that i can not discern. "duddsjirgh."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
bread, soured milk,red/brown, acetic, short finish,light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, acetic, good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
A difficult rating. At first a real good ale, but after an hour in the glass it went acetic and unpleasent. Has a fine apperance, brown and hazy, huge head, lasting. Aroma of fruit and fresh water, later a bit unpleasent acetic. Flavor went acetic too. Could bee awesome, but....no, not.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1362) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours orange amber with tan frothy head. Caramel, malt, fruit and touch of spice on the nose. Flavor is big with caramel and dried fruit. Slight wood hints with bits of vanilla and apple chips. Good carbination and decent mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2010
bottle...Cloudy medium amber pour , thin off white head , sparse lacing . Aroma of fruit ,caramel and oak . Flavor is malty sweet with notes of fruit ,toffee and raisins . Smooth slightly bitter finish , with a touch of alcohol warming . Medium bodied ,very smooth and drinkable .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours orange amber with a white head. Nose is pudding, fruit, vanilla, malt, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor is an English Barreled beer: interesting. I get honey, pudding, vanilla, caramel, malt, and slight barrel/ bourbon. Medium body and finishes with lingering sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle at Tampa tasting. Poured a hazy amber color with the body supporting a thin beige. Nose is malty with notes of caramel, raisin, and some mild hops. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is roasted malt, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, and mildly bitter hops. Round finish with slight warming alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
natejgood (477) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours a hazy medium brown with an off-white head that disappears pretty quickly. The aroma is a mix of dark fruits, malts and hops. This beer tastes a bit lark dark fruit but has a sweetness around the back of the tongue. This flavor is a bit unique. While tasty, it isn’t the easiest beer to drink.


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