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

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (243) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - APR 13, 2014
From 22osish bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep copper with a thick white head. Nose is big malt, dark fruits, earthy. Taste is slight sour, medium bodied with a touch of sweetness. Finishes very crisp. Sam Smith has yet to disappoint.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrunoSanchez (173) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
Ale inglese da carattere! Colore ambrato scuro con schiuma pannosa. Al naso molto profumata con note di brandy. In bocca corposa, ben bilanciata tra dolcezza e secchezza. Il sapore ricorda la frutta candita in liquore con un punto biscottato. Finale persistente. Un grande classico ma non molto beverina... una birra da "divano"

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1256) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at the Maypole, Cambridge. £8.00 but I know it can run upward of £12 in London, and you gotta spend money to make money... Light brown with a rust/orange hue. I’ve poured this badly & given it a fairly big cream-coloured head. Aroma isn’t all that forthcoming: raisins/figs and a bit of sour mash whiskey. Sweet/spicy taste, intense and chewy. A fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice chewy palette with gum-numbing carbonation. It’s good, but not mind-blowingly so, and to be honest with the price and the hype, a little more intensity wouldn’t go amiss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 6, 2015
They don’t do much wrong at Samuel Smith’s. This is yet another great beer from Tadcaster. Rich aroma, full-bodied, somewhat smoky, a very finely-tuned brew. And I just love that artwork.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1599) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw body. The aroma is dark grains, oak and a little candy. The taste is earthy, dirt, and dark fruits. Mild sweetness. The texture is medium. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is rich fruit, spice, raisens, malt, fruit cake mix. Taste comprises spiec, toffee, rich fruit loaf, dates, mince meat, toffee. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent strong, plenty of depth in this number.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1870) - 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 wasn’t quite what i was expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (131) - 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 (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 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.


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