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


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RATINGS: 639   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.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Samuel Smith’s is a class act. I have enjoyed every beer I have had from them and this was no exception. Reddish brown color. Tastes of raisins, oak, toffee, tad of buttery-caramel. Strong but not overly syrupy. Lovely. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy Amber with a off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak and grains. Taste is oak, raisins, plums and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Ruby murky pour small beige head. Nose is of dried fruits, malt, and wood. Tastes of plums, caramel, raisins, malt, woody, some red fruits. Zippy and fruity finish. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (431) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 550 ml bottle. Appearance: Dark amber brown, small cream colored head. Aroma: Boozy and raisins. Taste: Fruits, dark and sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Overall: I wanted to like it more but just didn’t love it. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (218) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Immediately one of my favorites, after already-high expectations from the rest of this brewer’s lineup. Slightly cloudy mahogany pour in a tulip, holding a clingy finger of dense foam. The aromas of raisin, prune, and caramel seem a mix of elements from my two favorite styles: dopplebock and belgian quad. Indeed, I already know this is a favorite before tasting, but the flavor only reinforces the sweet, ripe-dark-fruit flavors and clean non-cloying finish. Wish I’d bought more than one. Back to the store...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6192) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2015
Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light spice, rich red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich alcoholic bitter, smooth fruity light liqourice palate. Full to medium bodied with soft carbonation. A real winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3332) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to s_Hartshorne, cheers Shane. Ruby amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee, some spice and fruity. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from s_hartshorne cheers Shane; clear amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has dark fruits and some wood, taste has red fruits, sweet caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martpez (42) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Sweet and alcoholic beer. The sweetness apparently comes from the oak casks used that are more the a century old and used to carry fruit, raisins and treacle toffee. However the more likely reason is the interesting addition of cane sugar. This is probably the reason for its light natural fizz. Its a dark ruby colour with some natural sediment. The flavour is that of a traditional strong British ale with the added date flavour. It is very pleasant and tasty but I can imagine it getting sickly after a while. The taste is very smiler to dates followed by the strong dry flavour you expect of a beer of this strength. Very much worth trying and gets you very pleasantly drunk. Giving you a nice warm glow after a single pint. Its perfect for the festive season.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (369) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2015
slight malt and oak aroma. light brown and hazy in color with little head. taste is malty, hints of raison and plum, slight oak flavor, faint sourness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodbod (105) - SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a beautiful red-amber with a frothy head. Nose is a bit too boozy, but with rich sweet malt. Palate is rich, sweet, creamy, with caramel malt. A long powerful finish.

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