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


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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle conditioned only. Previously 8.0%.
Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smiths 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 brewerys underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2475) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 22, 2017
BOTTLE 55 CL. Clear dark ruby-brown, beige head. Rich malts and dark fruit gone fermenting, light winey notes, some alcohol (alcohol infused fruit). Rich malty and fruity taste, alcohol adding complexity. Full-bodied, yet easy dining. A little less complexity here, but still great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Brown. Malt forward, toasted, slight wood notes, raisin. Full body. Finish is lingering sweet malt. I was underwhelmed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fischersfriend (13) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Aroma out of the bottle is almost a citrusy ,brown sugar with a buttery , earthy finish. Appearance is copper, but murky. Taste is not heavy, slighty bitter brown sugar. Very drinkable. . Overall somewhat disappointed. Did not feel that its anywhere near the best in its class

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4370) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of toffee and malt, imbued with a little alcohol. Cloudy dark brown color, smooth beige head that rests at 1", waves of lace. Taste is malt that blossoms into toffee and alcohol, then oak. Full-bodied, more alcohol than 8% implies, almost too much for me to drink in one session. Good, but, for me, Sam Smiths other offerings are more appealing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1609) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Dark ,amber color. Big , yellowish head. Aroma of toasted malt, bread, raisins and wood. Same notes in rich and balanced taste. Full body, Warming finish . Oak notes in aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manslow (1558) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 20, 2016
Butelka 0,55l Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, piana biała, średnia ładnie osiada na szkle. Aromat owocowy, bardzo orzeźwiający, słodowy. W smaku to samo razem z chlebowym posmakiem. Karmel i owoce na podniebieniu, raczej słodkie, alkohol ukryty genialnie, wspaniałe piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1460) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, oak, dried fruit and bread.

Turbid/opaque orange/brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, oak and dried fruit; ends slightly dry with bread.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Again that cane sugar this brewery always uses. Thankfully the oak adds to the complexity in a great way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawnmurphy (259) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2016
I bought this bottle because Im a fan of oak-aged beers. While this is not the bourbon-barrel-aged variety to which I typically gravitate, it does not disappoint and is undoubtedly more refined in flavor because its from a non-charred aging oak barrel. Big bottle pours a hazy red-orange-brown color. There is light-tan medium-height foaming from carbonating yeast eager to get out of the bottle. Virtually no Belgians lacing on glass. Aroma is perplexing. Through the earthy overtones, I faintly make out dates, figs, toffee, raisins, brown sugar and caramel. A slow sip brings to the taste buds all of what was hinted at from the nose, adding in a sweet, buttery coffee cake. Talk about effective foreplay! Drinks smoothly, as if sipping anejo rum and, if I let my mind wander just a bit, perhaps sipping it by the fireplace on a cold fall afternoon, petting the dog beside me, and reading the newspaper. For 8 percent alcohol, theres virtually no booze sting on the tongue very smooth! The Yorkshire Stengo is a medium-bodied with a creamy-smooth mouthfeel and a non-cloying semi-dry finish, which is surprising for such a malt-forward ale. Overall, I found this beer to be skillfully brewed and aged. It is well-balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (275) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Old rating from bottle. Brown color, sweet malty aroma, also malt in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (1057) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown with little offwhite head. Aroma sweet malts. Taste sweet malts, very fresh.

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