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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Hazy brown pour with a short lived, 1 finger, off-white head. Lots of dark fruit, caramel, toffee and brandy aroma with a little bit of damp oak, nutmeg, cinnamon notes. The flavor is lots of boozy fermenting prunes and raisins with notes of amaretto, licorice, leather, tobacco, some fusel alcohol, pepper, oak, and vanilla. Oily, full body with soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. I heard this was one of the higher rated SS beers, but I freaking hated it, poured it out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle from Bitter End, Bromley. Clear reddish-brown pour with a beige head, lasts a long time. Good carbonation. Treacle toffee, baked apple, brown sugar, sultanas, oak, cinammon. Nice, rich nose. Caramel, butterscotch, licorice, cloves and cinammon flavours. Malty and bitter finish. Nice alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7239) - Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2010
550ml bottle at The Bayou
Appearance: Pours hazy amber with a nice beige head with little lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, oak and vanilla
Taste: Sweet malts, vanilla with a slightly bitter finish
Nice and drinkable, about fell off the chair when I got the bill.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 Samuel Smiths is a class act. I have enjoyed every beer I have had from them and this was no exception. Reddish brown color. Tastes of raisins, oak, toffee, tad of buttery-caramel. Strong but not overly syrupy. Lovely. Serving: Bottle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Had from 550ml bottle from BevMo. Pours hazy amber with thick two-finger head and ample lacing. Aroma is lots of sweet fruits, raisins, toffee, and malts. Taste is complex with the alcohol just coming out at the end of a complicated sip of malty sugars, raisins, prunes, subtle oak flavors, and caramel. I was very surprised by this beer and really enjoyed it. A rare exceptional offering from Samuel Smith.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle. Brownish with a tan head. Aroma and taste of syrup, bread, some chocolate, vanilla, malt, dark fruit, raisins, spices and caramel. Also some alcohol, especially in the finish. Nice with the information on the back label. A good beer that might benefit from storage?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2880) - Finspng, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle:
Reddish copper brown colour, firm head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, cherries and oak casks. Thick and sweet mouth feel. Flavour is quite sweet and has notes of oak casks, toffee & liquorce. Alcohol bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6606) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle (55 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear orange brown, medium beige head. Fudgy and caramelly malt aroma, with some earthy hops, and some vague wooden notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Thanks to Tim for sharing this beer. This reddish pour had a nice flavor. It was on the sweet side but not too sweet. I enjoyed it.


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