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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3928) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Pours a translucent brown from the bottle with thin tan head and and moderate lacing. Aroma is non-existent, taste at least lends a bit of the oak aging, and the booze is well masked. Decent, but not worth the price.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (89) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (798) - 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.

3.5
   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cadilhac (31) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
A lovely sweet ale, with strong mango, pineapple notes, a sharp bitterness, and a thick mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
N3lson1 (951) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8681) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Deep bronze with nice fine lacing. Fruitcake, tea, some spices, light woodiness, some booze. Taste is medium sweet and tangy with a rich old ale finish and a tangy dryness. If anything the body is little light but a minor point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (609) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Amber/oranjekleurig bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: vineus, wat oxidatie, wat sinaasappel. Smaak: rozijntjes, madeira, kandij, alcoholisch. Medium volmondig. Afdronk: bitterig – zoetig, warm alcoholisch. Leuk degustatiebier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1934) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Brunröd öl med ett bra beig skum. Doft och smak av karamell, frukter, övermogna och torkade, söt maltighet. Något för söt för min smak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
*Old rating. Intense brown beginning. Dried fruit, smooth malt. Hints of wood sourness. The beer is complex and intense. Cake, dried plums, hints of alcohol. Long and intense malty aftertaste with a moderate bitterness. Great stuff!


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