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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4797) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Slightly sour aroma. Oaky. Caramel as well. Fruit tastes. Very sticky beer all around. Interesting. Lots of carbonation. Much sweeter than I’d expect an English ale to be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2009
THIS IS A MUST TRY BEER IF YOU CAN FIND IT BUY IT. Everything about this beer is good from the bottle the pour the flovor. Pours caramel in color with a think med off white colored head. Aroma reminds you of caramel appels, and malts. Thick and creamy flavor sticks to your palate and makes you pumped for the next drink. I think you would like this beer even if not a big beer drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2009
THIS IS A MUST TRY BEER IF YOU CAN FIND IT BUY IT. Everything about this beer is good from the bottle the pour the flovor. Pours caramel in color with a think med off white colored head. Aroma reminds you of caramel appels, and malts. Thick and creamy flavor sticks to your palate and makes you pumped for the next drink. I think you would like this beer even if not a big beer drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Pours a mahogany into a trappist glass. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Oaked honey and caramel aromas. Crisp and bitter upfront turning to slight caramel before the astringent and oaky dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Red color with an off white cover. Aroma is oaky, caramel, woody. Taste is oak, caramel, grass, herbal hops, wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
55cl bottle at Mallaskukko. Dark ruby amber, thick foamy beige head. Nose is faint rust, alcohol, mucho figgy fruitiness, little oak and vinegar, even funkiness, faint pumpernickel too. Flavor has buttery oak, vanilla, dried figs, caramelly malts, drying woody finish, amontillado sherry, some herbs, faint rosmarin. Medium to full bodied, a tad coarse carbonation. Oak is in very good balance, good n’ soothing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Brewed in 2008. Nose is slightly sour with subtle oaky aromas and dried fruits. A good amount of bite on the palate and a dynamic finish, again on dried fruits and dough/toast like a champagne. Has really fleshed out over the last 6 months.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
550mL bottle, Brewed in 2008, from Beverage Warehouse in L.A. Clear reddish orange with a two finger light beige head, decent retention. Tangy cherries and old wood up front in the aroma, sweet caramel and raisins behind, with just a tinge of spicy hops and alcohol. Flavor was much the same, with the sweet and sour blending nicely, though it does go more towards the sweet, despite even the alcohol presence. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, sourness at a 2. Light fizzy carbonation with a thinner body than I’d hoped. Not bad, and would buy again if it weren’t $10.99 or $11.99--I don’t recall what I paid

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Murky light umber color with a moderate light caramel colored head. Interesting aromas, with caramel, raw grains (corn silage), light berries and herbal hops. Butterscotch flavors seem to dominate. LIght oak and lightly tart berries wander about in the middle. Lightly acidic in the finish and quite dry. Again some light berries and hints of oak in the linger. Perhaps I was expecting more, but this one fails to impress. I keep waiting for something to wow me, but I’m left feeling tired and bored.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours an amber color with a tan head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, malt and sugar. Taste is a sweetness, dark fruit and alcohol. Very smooth ale that I was glad to get my hands on. Very nice.


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