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

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle 50cl @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, vintage, raisin, prune, cask wood, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020808)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Smooth and mild hoppy aroma. Smooth malty and dry fruity to raisin note with a mild malty base flavour. Light bitterness and smooth alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, and a bit of raisins. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as medium notes of caramel and malt as well as light notes of raisins, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, warm amber golden with a small, bubbly, rough, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and oak. Medium body with a very soft mouthfeel, smooth notes of caramel and oak. Basically no bitterness. Smooth, harmonious and very drinkable. 140908

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle at EBF 2008. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, fruits and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, sour wood and some mild notes of vanilla. Flavour is raisins, caramel malts and some wood. Nicely balanced, though the alcohol comes through a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2008
<i>Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. </i> Clear brownish amber, really rich firm head. Rich oaky vinous nose. Fairly sweet with strong flavour of gooseberries, yeast and oak. Well rounded caramelly malt gives wa yfor notes of black currant, oak and syrup. Finishes with fairly low bitterness. An attention grabber with its very direct flavour - more American brashness in its approach than British subtlety.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a clear amber color wit a small off-white head. Has a malty fruity caramel aroma with some oaky hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of oak and hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
9th March 2009
Clear dark brown beer, good biscuit head. A complex brew. Soft creamy frothy start. Toffeeish malt seamlessly blended with spciy hop. A touch of oaky sweetness. A trace of bubblegum in the semi dry finish. Really well joined up classic English beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011
2010-06-10, 9% ABV, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Beautiful red-amber color; generous head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, raisins. Strong body; dark caramel flavor, with an accent of liquorice and tar; less complex than last year’s release. Correct bitterness.

2009-08-24, Courtesy of Laurent Mousson, 8% ABV, 7-4-8-3-16=38
Dark amber color; hazy. Mature caramel aroma, lightly fruity (apples), chestnut honey, and with a very light alcohol note too. Dry mouthfeel, caramel flavor, woody, well built, with delicate vanilla and oak. Dry caramel final. Interesting.


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