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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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3.7
Sledutah (7530) - 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
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 Samuel Smith’s 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
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
gyllenbock (9160) - 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
pilsnerrogge (2946) - Finspång, 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
ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, 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
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.

3.7
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a reddish color with little head. Aroma is fruit and oak barrel. The taste is sweet malt and oak.

3.7
mbgrayson (772) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Vintage brewed in 2008. Pours amber with a tan head. Notes of fruit and a subtle, rich oak flavor. Smooth and very drinkable, with a lightly carmelized taste. Very well balanced. I like this one quite well. Thumbs up.

3.7
PalCabral (162) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2010
Was perhaps a bit careless when pouring and got a lot of sediment in the glass, but it’s still a nice copper-to-brown beer to look at. Aroma is discrete of dried fruit. The taste malty sweet, more dried fruit and alcohol, backed nicely by bitterness. Caramel too. The bitterness stays for a while, some tastes of tobacco. Quite a full mouth but nice, very nice. Though dangerous I bet.


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