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

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RATINGS: 688   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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!


4.2
anfractuosity (452) - - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Dark fruit, treacle, cloudy in colour, oak, whisky flavour almost, very nice

3.7
mansquito (6817) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Somewhere: pours clear brownish amber with an off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and baked fruits. Taste is sweet and fruity and caramelish and toffee. Old school. Thick.

3.8
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2017
bomber dark auburn pour with thin white head aroma is booze and christmas spice lol taste is similar with a dry boozy finish

3.7
Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2017
Aromas of citrus, herbs, cask wood and caramel, pours a dark golden colour, good sized lasting off white head, well balanced mildly bitter, easy drinking with a warming sensation

4.3
Jabic (667) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Ar: Wood, prune, dried pineapple; deeply toasted. Ap: True amber and deeply hazy; large very light tan head with good retention, leaving a disc of foam and a webby layer of lacing. T: Smooth nougat, pineapple, and green pear; sweetness is moderate; hint of molasses, malt profile is toast and well-cooked biscuit; very brown-sugar like; toffee and cream; bitterness is medium and herbal, with some berry notes; lots of nougat and almond on the finish. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation; lush and rich; finish is medium-dry. O: A prototype of an English Strong ale; lots of dark sugar and fruit; malt profile is deep and rich, though very well integrated; spectacular!

2.9
mmmeinike (285) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017
Brown color with a tan head. Dried fruit, marcipan and malty aroma. Reminds me off a belgian quadruppel without the complex notes. Taste of caramel, some nutts and a sweet fininsh.

4.2
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
Øllen er modnet på egetræsfade i mindst 1 år. Selvom den er på 8 procent er den let drikkelig, den er flaskegæret, hvis den får lov at stå så llænge

4.3
DavidWoodruff (630) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Orangey-brown color with a cream colored head. Dark dried fruit aroma with a little marzipan note. Leans towards sweet. Nutty with a touch of caramel. Complex, warming and perfectly balanced. This is traditional British brewing at its best.

4.2
scotty (1219) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Yup, definitely been aged in oak! Lots of vanilla, caramel and dried friut on the nose. It’s a smooth mouthful, rich and full flavoured, almost wine like with an excellent lingering finish. A treat, one to savour. Bought at Rheged Heritage Centre in Cumbria.

3.7
koshack (1912) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUN 28, 2017
W aromacie przyjemne nuty kojarzące się z old ale. Jest beczka. Trochę drewniane, ściągające w smaku. Jest wytrawna nuta owocowa, kojarząca się z wiśniami. Jest alkoholowa goryczka, ale przyjemnie komponuje się z beczka. Lekka kwasowość. Całkiem fajne piwo.


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