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

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RATINGS: 694   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 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.

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3.3
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Roasted cocoa and nut aroma. Malty chocolate flavor, roasted with cocoa and resin.

3.9
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2010 vintage, consumed fresh, 550mL bottle.

Pours a hazy garnet with a full tan head that recedes at a medium pace. The aromas explodes with plum, raisin, dark chocolate, and oak, sweet and full. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, sweet and malty, lower carbonation with an acidic and crisp finish. The taste underwhelms a bit after all the promise in the nose, but it’s good. There’s lots of fruit on the palate, I almost want to say it’s a bit apple-like. A solid and interesting beer but I’d have a hard time paying the price premium on this, and I doubt that at 8% it’s one for the cellar.

2.9
rye726 (21) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
’08 550ml bottle. Pours a reddish mahogany with a silky tan head. Nose has pitted fruits, bready malts, caramel and toffee. Taste has sweet raisins, cherries, plums and a bit of dry oak in the finish. Medium body drinks well.

4
olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
This beer has matured on oak casks for over a year and gotten lots of flavour from it. It had a complex mix of flavours sugar, sweetness, caramel, yeast, wood and grapes. Lots of flavour and I probably missed out on 5-10 more noticeable ones. I think this would work better during the colder months of the year with a nice alcoholic warmth to keep you warm while you lean back and sip at this.

3.9
mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is wood, vanilla, bready malts, and very sweet. nice on the palate, bitter fruits, wood, dough, and a sweet malty finish. very well done beer here.

3.8
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity and is also has a lot of sugar notes. The flavor is strong cherry with some toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. wow i was not expecting this to be as good as it is. poured amber with a creamy off white head. aroma was caramel, orange, toasted grains, golden raisin, and oak. flavor was caramel, golden raisin, dry oak, alcohol, and what seemed to be like a blood orange flavor. body was medium with medium carbonation. very good stuff!!!!

4.2
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
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
planky84 (3263) - 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.


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