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%
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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tomer (3515) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2009
At a tasting, many thanks David, no head, murky dark orange colour bordering on the brown, aroma of overipe oranges, marmalade, and some oxidised notes, flavours of dried fruits compote, ketchup and a strong woody feeling bitterness, some alcohol in the back but not overpowering, thick mouth coating sensation. Wonderfull and intense sweet sour finish which lasts for ages.

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2009
What an outstanding beer! I dig the way the wood plays with the fruity character of the ale, BIG notes of caramel, ripe cherry, plums, dates, hints of vanilla, almonds, and blackberry. Sweet caramel maltyness, and a very mild tartness on the back end. I would drink this all the time if (A) it were available all the time & (B) I could afford to. The mouthfeel is velvety and supple and finishes with the complex hints of an old oxidized Port wine. Lovely beer!

zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2009
@ a tasting, thanks David for sharing this one, pours orange to ruby with an off-white head, great aroma of fresh grapes, cherry liquor, toffee, caramel, vanilla and nutty notes, flavors of nuts, wood, then noticable bitterness and zesty feeling accompanied by white wine, cherry liquor, caramel and spicy finish (clove), very nice brew with almost full body.

gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours a deep orange with little to no head. Nose is fruity esters, toffee, earth, cardboard, apples, plum and other dark fruits. Flavor is sweet fruits, berries, cherry, oxidation, damp mustiness, sweet toffee and caramel. Oily full bodied beer. Very nice.

YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle: wow, very interesting, heering cherry liqueur, limoncello in the aroma, malty, fudge, toffee, chocolate, sugared cherry, toasted caramel, yeast dough, complex, full bodied, oily, good sipping beer.

glennmastrange (2868) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Moderate cookie for the malt, citrusy hops, heavy must and mold for the yeast, with wood, vinegar and toffee in the background. Head is small, fizzy that thins to wispy with larger bubbles, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark copper. Palate is medium, watery but a little slick, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Very bold and deep, my brother said this was off compared to the last one he had, so I’ll give it a re-rate when I get a chance.

shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009

11/08/2009: Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo... Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, hint of apple. Appearance: Murky amber color; foamy beige head. Flavor: Buttery vanilla; caramel; faint apple; alochol is well-hidden. Palate: Medium-bodied; soft. Overall: Not bad at all!

1 pt. 2.7 fl. oz. bottle ( 8.0% alc/vol; S81611) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #138 for this beer.

iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
oh my god. wonderful oak and malt notes on the nose. Also some spice i cant quite pick out. smells sweet. nice brown colored pour with off white head that disappears quite rapidly. subtle sweetness and wood flavor. this is a very delicious beer, great mouthfeel.

yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Pours pale amber colur with tan head. Nose has a delightful candied character, almost reminding me of holiday candy cane peppermint. On the palate the malt comes through with a biscuity quality, perhaps black tea, and a soft candied sweetness. Easy drinking.

Tmoney99 (14460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured hazy dark brown color with medium light brown creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt and wood aroma with a fruit tone. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy fruit and wood flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good interesting brew.

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