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


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RATINGS: 666   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.

AdamDaily's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamDaily (9) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Wow, this is a really nice brew. Deep red color. This isn’t nearly as dark as I was expecting. Very strong, bold, dried fruits with nuts, mild roots, and wood. Very light soy sauce. I mean barely perceptible. Almost hints at being Belgian, but it’s not. Imagine a Belgian strong ale, with some some of the yeast cut back. The alcohol comes through, but not really representative of how high the ABV is. This is a really complex beer. Feels nice on the palate, too. It’s got a little skin to it, if you know what I mean. Only complaint is it’s like thirteen bucks for (I think) 18oz. It’s good, but I don’t know about thirteen dollars good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Old rating from bottle. Brown color, sweet malty aroma, also malt in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (1037) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown with little offwhite head. Aroma sweet malts. Taste sweet malts, very fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (172) - - OCT 2, 2016
Pours reddish brown hazy. Off white reddish foam. Nose is complex and reminiscent of Cognac / port. Roasted bread, plumb, brown sugar and grapes. Taste is equally complex - raisin, brown sugar, bread, plumb, and yes pudding as notes on the label. The Finnish id warm and medium sweet. Very nice glass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a light caramel brown color with a big foamy white head. Pleasant semi sweet aroma. Very smooth but flavors aren’t very bold. OK but not really that special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle 550ml (8% version). Served at room temperature. Pours a hazy burnt copper. Head is large, dense, off white and lasts beautifully in the glass. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of spiced Christmas pudding, cognac, dates, glazed orange slices, burnt caramel sauce, aniseed balls (red), earthy casks and rum chocolate (light). Flavour is smooth and vinous, with a very light earthy hop bitterness, port, prunes, raisin toast, rum chocolate, spiced/earthy wood, aniseed (light), and light notes of treacle. Full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture and a good length, warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (800) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2016
16 oz bottle. orange-y amber with a thick tan head, but minimal lace. Aroma is sweet, oaky, vanilla, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, apple, raisin, drying oak, vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pours orangy brown with a light white head. Lots of big malt and slight metallic taste. Apple and pear flavors. Nice oaky finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cadilhac (36) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
A lovely sweet ale, with strong mango, pineapple notes, a sharp bitterness, and a thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 550ml bottle, brewed in 2009! Super oaky aromas, & raisins. Pours a beautiful deep, dark copper color, with a bit of white head. Super smooth, and light in body. Malt forward, with wonderful flavors of oak. Awesome brew, I need to grab some more of this and condition it longer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
50cl bottle from the Red Lion. Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Some treacle and barrel notes. Very good beer but very expensive, 9,43 pounds.

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