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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5995) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Pricey at $12. Murky bronze pour with a tan beige head. Aroma is spicy and floral with candy notes, sweet malts, potpourri and herbs, and oak. Taste is sweet malts, oak, spicy and floral hops, toffee, light caramel, candyish fruit and spices. Body is light-medium with an above average , prickly carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, softer caramel, toffee, fruit notes, oak, sweet malts, herbs and soft alcohol. Unique and tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Poured muddy brown with a tan head. Sweet spicy aroma. The taste was quite sweet, almost too sweet. Lots of caramel and raisins, some spices like nutmeg and clove. Nice oaky accent to it. Very nice, but hard to swallow the $10 a bottle price tag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Radek’s bottle from Premiere Gourmet. Seems like an old ale, this is great for our North American geeky tastes. Big oak, above average mouthfeel. almost soured stops short of that. Some lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice light tan head. Toffee and caramel aroma with light oak, light vanilla, and a light fruitiness. Toffee and light dark fruit flavor with oak and raisins. Medium-plus bodied. Raisins, oak, and toffee lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Pours amber brown with a big tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, and fruity spicy hop, as well as some sourness from the oak. Flavor is full of caramel and toffee, with slight nutty roasty finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
I am one of the fortunate ones in the US to have tried Stingo. Instead of going on with the head and colors that everyone else has already explained, I will rave about what I tasted. Each sip gave me a different sample of many flavours, being malt, fruits and spices, caramel and definitely oaky. What amazed me was this beer seemed to have a different outstanding taste with each sip. I have only experienced that once before with Dogfish’s 120 Minute (but with different flavors, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Redddish-brown pour with a frothy light brown head. Aroma of oak/wood, sweetness, fruits. Taste is malt, light carbonation, oak, dark fruits, sweetness. Leaves a dryish woody aftertaste. The dk. fruit flavor comes out more as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a beautiful deep ruby color with an medium head. Aroma is roasty with some sweet caramel and some brandy. The flavor is mildly tart raisiny with some bourbon and earthy character plenty of caramel character as well just a tad sweet. Absolutely wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Terrific opaque, red-brown in color, with sweet aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon, orange, cloves, and raisins coming up. Smells like a great holiday dinner pairing. And... tastes like one too. While the alcohol strength and carbonation are immediately noticeable, there is also an awesome flavor in here, fruity, spicy, and delicious. The oak is just barely noticeable and provides a great backdrop to the whole thing. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Nice to see something different from these guys. A brewery that doesn’t get the love it deserves from its homeland in my opinion. In any case, Medium towards deep copper, some chill haze initially, slight but lasting head. Aroma is yeasty dough, some vague fruit, a bit of toffee. Flavor matches, with notes of raisin coming in as well. Don’t think I would have found this to be oaky at all without the label telling me about the beer being aged a year in oak. This is obviously very, very old oak to impart only the faintest hint of its character on the final product. Also missing some of the buttery notes I am used to finding from the yeast of this brewer. Not bad, with a bit more malt backbone it could have been quite good. Incidentally, just realized this was my 100th English beer.

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