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


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RATINGS: 677   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawnmurphy (54) - 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 (274) - 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 (1052) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown with little offwhite head. Aroma sweet malts. Taste sweet malts, very fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (183) - - OCT 2, 2016
Pours reddish brown hazy. Off white reddish foam. Nose is complex and reminiscent of Cognac / port. Roasted bread, plumb, brown sugar and grapes. Taste is equally complex - raisin, brown sugar, bread, plumb, and yes pudding as notes on the label. The Finnish id warm and medium sweet. Very nice glass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a light caramel brown color with a big foamy white head. Pleasant semi sweet aroma. Very smooth but flavors arent very bold. OK but not really that special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle 550ml (8% version). Served at room temperature. Pours a hazy burnt copper. Head is large, dense, off white and lasts beautifully in the glass. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of spiced Christmas pudding, cognac, dates, glazed orange slices, burnt caramel sauce, aniseed balls (red), earthy casks and rum chocolate (light). Flavour is smooth and vinous, with a very light earthy hop bitterness, port, prunes, raisin toast, rum chocolate, spiced/earthy wood, aniseed (light), and light notes of treacle. Full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture and a good length, warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (808) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2016
16 oz bottle. orange-y amber with a thick tan head, but minimal lace. Aroma is sweet, oaky, vanilla, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, apple, raisin, drying oak, vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Pours orangy brown with a light white head. Lots of big malt and slight metallic taste. Apple and pear flavors. Nice oaky finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cadilhac (39) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
A lovely sweet ale, with strong mango, pineapple notes, a sharp bitterness, and a thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 550ml bottle, brewed in 2009! Super oaky aromas, & raisins. Pours a beautiful deep, dark copper color, with a bit of white head. Super smooth, and light in body. Malt forward, with wonderful flavors of oak. Awesome brew, I need to grab some more of this and condition it longer!

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