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

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RATINGS: 558   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours murky brown with a small ring of light tan, khaki fizz. Smells sweet, oaky, with a nice vanilla characteristic, coupled with some caramel and dark fruit aromas. Taste is sweet, smooth caramel and vanilla flavors that waltz with some dark fruit, raisin, plum, fig, flavors. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, velvety texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Sam Smith Yorkshire Stingo finishes with some smooth sweetness that is reminiscent of vanilla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
I love the Yorkshire Squares! If these guys would get crazy with their beers and experiment with Belgium yeast, various hop varieties and fruits especially Plums they could make some epic beers. Stingo really has that Jack Daniels thing working it’s way through it. A manly beer. Fig, plum and raisin are present. I scored this for only 3.69 at Monument! I am going to get another one of these a mix it with a spicy, fruity Belgium beer. You can taste centuries of beer making in this. The fruity aspects really are incredible. Aroma is light but flavor is strong. Mild Barleywine character. Very enjoyable. Classy beer that stand out.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
oh my god. wonderful oak and malt notes on the nose. Also some spice i cant quite pick out. smells sweet. nice brown colored pour with off white head that disappears quite rapidly. subtle sweetness and wood flavor. this is a very delicious beer, great mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jpflanz (5) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
An amazing strong ale. Pours a cinnamon brown with balanced oak aroma and salty taste.Medium body, with lively, but not overwhelming carbonation. Longlasting finish that makes you want to sip it like a fine scotch. Can’t wait to have another.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2010
7th beer from the 7th country for the evening and what a way to go out. Very flavorful. Rich, smoky, not too heavy, but quite coating feeling in the mouth, really quite tasty. LIghter in color than expected but excellent nonetheless.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caskalefan (145) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Nothing like the Watney’s Stingo of old. The color is a particularly refractive cognac/amber, and there are esters of raisin, plum, cherry, treacle, toffee, vanilla, plum pudding in hard sauce, and oak. The body is medium and oily, and the flavor and carbonation are very soft. It’s a sweet brew, on balance, but never cloying, with just enough flowery hop dryness in the finish, and a lot of finesse.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Greatest beer I have ever tasted. I had a 2009; I have another 2009 and a 2008 I plan on opening to celebrate the birth of my second child.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Okay- I had a 2010-brewed 8% version, so I will have to update upon acquiring a new 9% variant. It has a thin, cream-colored head, a definitely opaque orange-brown appearance, a few visible bubbles on the side of the glass, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is bold- heavy, overly-sweet brown bread crust, sugar, caramel, and pungent malt. Taste is also rich and bold- an almost intolerably sweet and cloying barley malt, bread crust, sugar, brandy wine, and hop bitterness (although, this is low). Mouthfeel is heavy and prickly, and Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo (2010- 8%) finishes rich, sweet, and intense. It’s not for everyone, and it’s expensive, yet I still love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a thick latherous head that lingers on a hazed amber liquid. Smells of sweetness and minerals. Full nectar w/ mild effers. A watery feel although full. The sweetness factor is low and has an exotic acidity to it like kiwi fruit. Muted caramel, minerals, aged stonefruit, dusted bubblegum, roasted coffee bean. The finish lingers. Very old world in style. A delicious brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Translucent redish mahogany with a thin but persistant beige head. Full body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: sweet treacle, toffee, oblaten fruit cake, doppelbock maltiness.

Taste: same. Rich and complex, with a definite aged character. Somewhat cloying.


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