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


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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

OliverG's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 10-11-12 Bouteille: Ambrée rougeatre, limpide avec une effervescence normale et un mince collet de mousse. Sublimes aromes de caramel ,d’alcool, de fruits rouge, de pain chaud, nez tres complexes. Saveurs délicieuses et variées. Pudding aux raisins, caramel, boisé, mélasse, confiture, chaque gorgée est différente. Bien balancé entre sucré, maltée. Velouté et soyeuse en bouche. Corps asser puissant, finale sur des notes fruitée et alcoolisé. Bière très complexe qui est completement passée sous le radar. Coup de coeur!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (934) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4817) - 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%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (894) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (247) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1257) - USA - JUL 14, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Strong dark ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1113) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (583) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9001) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Candied sugar, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy brown-amber with large light tan head. Sweet rock candy, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Light alcohol finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; sweet dark fruit aroma with caramel, alcohol, and oak; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice; finish is dry and bitter with oak and a little spice; another good beer from Samuel Smith

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1677) - 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.

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