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

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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


HarmonKill-a-Brew's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Copper in color. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Flavor was malty and also of prunes and alcohol.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma is toffee, biscuit, toffee, caramel, mineral water, licorice and deeply roasted malts . Taste is rich sweet malts, caramel and toffee. A light earthy hop note with pleasant ground water body. Appearance is a slightly hazy amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8316) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle at KØ 15. Clear orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, hops, malt and raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (186) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is stone fruit and marmalade. Taste is marmalade, a little oakiness and stone fruit. Pretty nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (955) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Brewed in 2012, ABV: 8%, best before: june 2015 amber, slightly hazy, quite big, long-lasting, off-white foam, nice lacing; caramel aroma, some roastiness, prunes, some woody notes; medium sweetness, medium- bitterness; full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: well hidden alcohol, very complex aroma and taste, good looking, without flaws, very good sipper

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4980) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy brown with a small beige head. Raisin, toffee aroma. Sweet, dark fruit, caramel malt, woody flavour. Alcohol presents a slight warmth, but very mild. Nice and easy drinking for 9%

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Live rating of a 500ml bottle from Glug Newcastle, bottle states 8% ABV. Served cellar cool in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru snifter. Cough linctus and treacle toffee aroma rising from bottle and glass Beautiful russet brown body with a proud creamy off white head. Powerfully flavoursome. Christmas cake, treacle toffee, oakiness, and an astringent hint of balsamic vinegar. Full-bodied, slightly oily, long chewy finish. I’m absolutely loving this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (281) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep red, little hazy with medium, semi-densed light brown head. Poor lacing and head retention. Nice malty (caramel) and fruity aroma - dark and red fruits. SOme alcohol in the background, soem oak hint of spices.taste is semi-sweet (candy like), with some alcohol noticable. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation. In general very drinkable, semi-sweet beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1293) - USA - JUL 14, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Strong dark ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1162) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle Aroma-honey, fruits Appearance-amber, hazy, beige foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Pałate-full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (633) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2015
Old 8% bottle, bb june 2015. Pours amber/ruby with an off white head. Aroma: caramel, nuts, spices, dried apple. Taste: chocolate fudge, plums, raisins, chipolata pudding, walnut, vanilla, oak, spices. Medium sweet, light bitterness, full body, creamy to sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering nutty and dark fruit finish.


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