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

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bottle conditioned only. Previously 8.0%.
Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smithís 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 breweryís underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamDaily (9) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Wow, this is a really nice brew. Deep red color. This isnít 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 itís 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. Itís got a little skin to it, if you know what I mean. Only complaint is itís like thirteen bucks for (I think) 18oz. Itís good, but I donít know about thirteen dollars good.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1781) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle from a deli in Northallerton. Pours amber with a frothy cream head that fades quite quickly. The taste is quite sharp, sour citrus with orange notes especially. Some cough medicine notes along with noticable booze. A little oak in the finish. A interesting beer that wasnít quite what i was expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (82) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma: alcohol, leather, oak Appearance: amber, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikelaughs (1) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Aged in oak for a year, gives this awesome brew a hint of tawny port. The result is incredible.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cadís 10 Year Ratebeer Anniversary. Clear chestnut brown, thin Borge head. Nose is fruity, medicinal, Vimto, sweet, tangy, strong alcoholic ale. Taste is Orange, Grand Marnier, fruity, tangy, malty, alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cadís Shindig. Bottled in 2011, BB June 2014, 9%. Hazy red brown, still, small ring of tan head. Aroma is toffee, some minty pine, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, dry and oaky, dark dried fruits, light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2538) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Mildly hazy, it settles and auburn chestnut with moderate effervescence and a fuelled, but not efficiently lofted off white crown. Aroma is tart, plump with dark stonefruit and underripe berries, Merlot grapes, musk candy and fruity, cheap perfume. Vinous and plump yet light in body like a good red. Tight and tart with plenty of dark stonefruit coming through - plummy and raw. Nice length of fruit; sherryish and deliciously aged. Oxidised to be quite vinous but the alcohol is hellishly masked. This is an old ale that is approachable, tempting and likeable. Not complex, but pretty sumptuous! (55cL, BBE 06/15, 8.0% ABV, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
pras (512) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Hazy brown, aromas of oak, sweetness, malt, raisin. Taste was sweet, oaky, malty, with a slight alcohol burn. Needs to tame a bit. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours hazy brown with a large head. Nose shows honey, cardboard, prunes, sultanas. Sweet and rich flavours, vanilla oak, malt, sultanas, caramel. Dries out in the finish creating a slightly abrasive contrast to the initial flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle, 8% ABV, bb 7/15. 11C. Darkish amber with a modest beige head that lasts pretty well. Boozy aroma with prunes, raisins, toffee, oak, fruitcake spices, white pepper. Sweet and luscious with some Madeira-like flavours. Toffee, dark fruits, spices. Finish is quite bitter and oaky with enough spices to relieve the sweetness. Been wanting to try this one for ages and only the price wasnít what Iíd hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3402) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque brown/red with a medium tan head. Aroma has lots of dark fruit, toffe, caramel, sherry and a bit of booze. Flavor follows suit...toffee really stands out...lots of oakiness and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a dry earthy/oaky finish that hints at dark fruits.


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