Boulevard / Pretty Things Collaboration No. 3 Stingo

RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Collaboration #3 Stingo was brewed using traditional English ingredients. A variety of ale and specialty malts from Yorkshire are at the forefront; their pronounced roasty aroma and flavor contain hints of toffee, cocoa and bread crust. English hop varieties contribute subtle herbal, peppery qualities. The beer was brewed in batches; some was fermented on oak, some was fermented normally, and some was allowed to sour in the mash tun before being transferred to a fermenter. Boulevard’s brewers, along with Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, then blended the batches until desired levels of wood and tartness were achieved for the final product. Aroma Roasted and caramelized malts, toffee, wood, cocoa, banana, almond, mocha, brown sugar, bread crust Malt Roast, burnt, toasty, bready, rich, toasted sweet caramel Hops Subtle herbal and peppery Balance Malt Body Medium; malty body offset by acidity

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annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2012
I had high hopes for this one, as it’s a collaboration from two breweries I really like. Once I tried it, I just got the feeling they tried to do too much. The aroma is decent, with wood, smoke, roast, and nuts. The flavor starts with wood (which--let’s face it--doesn’t really taste that great), and brings in nuts and roast before finishing with peppery spice, coffee bitterness, a funky tartness, and alcohol. Individually those are fine, but together? Not so good. OK, but not worth seeking out.

high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. It has a light aroma of malt, smoke, and caramel with the same profile in the flavor. It has a sweet aftertaste and a smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ben4321 (6422) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Location: Bottle shared w/ jcos, and dbarnold, 10/21/12

Aroma: The nose is malty, with caramel, a little oak, some wood, nuts, and a roast
Appearance: The pour is a brownish-dark amber color with a beige head
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, on the malty side, minimal bitterness, and a touch metalic on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft feel/carbonation to it, and a malty, mildly metallic finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this one wasn’t a favorite for me. I did feel like there were good components to it, and I am generally a fan of Boulevard beers (collaborations included) and Pretty Things’ beers, but this one just felt a bit underwhelming as I was drinking it.

dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Decent, but I’m not a huge fan of the style. Flat and sort of sweet, with an oakiness and palate that didn’t really work for me. It’s big and sweet, which is definitely the idea but the palate just didn’t balance out to something I liked.

jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 shared with Ben and Dave.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma of light nutty malt, some bread.
Taste: Caramel, faint bitterness, nut malt, faint oak
Palate:Light body, low fizz.

Summary: I enjoyed this beer. The style is not on the top of my lists, but I found this enjoyable.

radarsock (1190) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Was one of the guest brews at the tasting at Leary’s. Pours a dark orange, smells and tastes of wheat bread, yeast, citrus, booze and some spice. Maybe a little hop bitterness by swallow. I was expecting so much more.

Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malt, carmel, oak and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, cocoa, toasted malt and earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering toffee finish.

beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
During GABF weekend. Pours a really murky brown. Kind of sugary and plenty malty but it works. A weird mélange of tastes that opens up as it warms. I enjoyed it more with each sip.

jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was semi sweet, some chocolate, a little sour, wood, caramel and coffee. The taste was moderately sweet, with chocolate, caramel, light sour, cherry and coffee. Quite nice.

coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bomber. Poured dark amber with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma and flavor of slightly herby hops, deep, dark fruits, cherry, some raisin, toffee, caramel, toasted malt. Slightly tart. Slightly thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Delicious beer.

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