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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 81
Gots: 62 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 12-22-2008)
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Photo of gpogo
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear reddish amber body with a small cream head that dissipated quickly to a light foam covering and ring.

A- Sweet dark fruits and brown sugar. Notes of caramel. Light earthy hops poke through, but are quite faint.

T- Sweet malt body. Definite notes of brown sugar and dark fruits. Heavy caramel and toffee. Almost a bit too sweet for my taste.

M- Medium heavy body with light carbonation.

D- I accidentally purchased this. It was rather tasty, but a bit pricier than I would have liked.

gpogo, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Painfully expensive at $10.99/550ml bottle. 9% ABV. These guys rarely disappoint, though, so here we go...pours a deep amber with a slight haze throughout. Well carbonated and reveals a nice, foamy head that quickly retires into a short crown. Some spotty lacing. Robust, malty aromas in here. Some sweet candy notes, like candy corn or cotton candy in the way back. Also a touch of vanilla. Nice so far. My oh my - the flavor is unique. It's certainly British, and you can taste the alcohol most of the way through (except right in the initial burst of flavor). The flavors are tough to pin down on this one. Obviously a lot of malt...roasty caramel malt especially. Some tangy, charred notes are way in the back. Probably the barrel aging. Not nearly as heinous and upfront as yesterday's debacle, though. These accentuate rather than dominate. The carbonation makes this really spritzy and festive, for lack of a better term. It's really drinkable for 9% ABV. Some sweetness, a lot like honey, fills out the middle and a nice, hoppy bitterness clambers its way out of the cellar at the end. Very good beer, but super hard on the wallet. Worth tracking down.

What I like most: The wonderful, unique flavor profile.

What I like least: The price.

Verdict: Very good and worth tracking down.

SolomonGrundy, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of Luigi
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazed rich Garnet brown color with a three finger head. The head has a life of it's own as it rises about the rim of the glass like bread would rise in a pan. Thick lacing left around the glass with every sip, and sticks around for the life of the beer.

The aroma is full of toasted bread, sweet fruit, and some sour citrus.

The flavor is rich with malty sweetness with hints of caramel and a balance of soft fresh brown bread. There is a bit of that classic buttery diacetyl as one would expect from an English ale. Hints of smokey Jamaican rum from the alcohol and oak barreling hit the palate as well.

Medium bodied with a mix of syrupy slickness on the tongue. But there is a balance of mild carbonation in the semi dry finish. The alcohol and smokiness from the oak does linger on the palate for a while.

I must say I was very impressed, with complexity of this ale. Again Samuel Smith's has yet to disappoint. And with an ABV of 8%. this ale makes a great addition to colder months of the year.

Luigi, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of nickhiller
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: red brick brown colored, cloudy, thick pour creates only a wisp of head

S: smells like Chimay Bleue, English malt breads (malt loaf and Christmas pudding [I just read the label which specifically calls out Christmas pudding (!) so I guess I was on to something]), raisins, strong minerals are like sniffing the inside of a vitamin bottle, dark fruit and a dash of oak

T: pretty much everything from the nose, also caramel, a strong oak aftertaste

M: basically no carbonation, nice warming finish

O: Loved the oak and was surprised by the nose.

nickhiller, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay- I had a 2010-brewed 8% version, so I will have to update upon acquiring a new 9% variant. It has a thin, cream-colored head, a definitely opaque orange-brown appearance, a few visible bubbles on the side of the glass, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is bold- heavy, overly-sweet brown bread crust, sugar, caramel, and pungent malt. Taste is also rich and bold- an almost intolerably sweet and cloying barley malt, bread crust, sugar, brandy wine, and hop bitterness (although, this is low). Mouthfeel is heavy and prickly, and Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo (2010- 8%) finishes rich, sweet, and intense. It’s not for everyone, and it’s expensive, yet I still love it.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2012

A: A deep amber with 2 fingers of tan head on the pour which dissipates to a thin rim with little to no lacing.

S: Caramel and honey along with sweet dried fruits, mainly dates. Hints of crisp green apples and a slight tone of dank wet wood.

T: Sweet malt notes of caramel, toffee and honey followed by dates and lightly yeasty bread. Wet wood and earthiness on the finish. Light warmth of alcohol esters and hints of herbal notes in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and slightly syrupy. Lightly fizzy up front with little to no carbonation through the middle and the finish.

O: A complex and warm flavoured beer owing to the use of old oak casks making an interesting sipping beer and would be well paired with dessert and cigars.

FondueVoodoo, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of BrownNut
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful ruby chestnut color. Lacks the usual thick, glorious, textured Samuel Smith's head, sadly. A finger of head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Something sweet and cotton-candy-like, like where vague fruit meets caramel. I haven't smelled this in a beer before.

T: Sweet and delicious. Caramel with an extra boost into candy sugar territory. A hint of fruit? Some welcome booze. More and it would be distracting. As-is, it's noticeable but good. As smooth as most Samuel Smith's. I would rate this above average in taste, say a 3.5, but the particular brand of sweetness bumps it up a notch just for uniqueness. Otherwise though I would call it mild and not give it particular points for interestingness or complexity.

M: It's thick and heavy, if not quite syrupy, but there's a little bit of carbonation sting on the top of the tongue. Maybe that's the booze instead. Like it a lot.

O: It's nice. It's very substantial. It's sweet, which I like. It's potent and makes my face feel good and warm. As for value, it's way overpriced. I paid $12 for mine. For one 18.7oz. bottle. Not worth it. The taste is very good but not interesting enough to justify paying that price again. To anyone out there wondering, I do recommend you try it once, just so you know. But as others have said I doubt you'll buy it twice.

BrownNut, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle
Thanks to Mr Kennedy for the bottle
2010 bottling with a expiration date of June 2013

A-- Poured a clear ruby red. One finger of light orangey brown head. Settled to a film. Decent enough lacing. Unassuming looking beer.

S-- Soft oak, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, apple. Great nose to this.

T-- Red apple. Really reminds me of a cider. Soft vanilla, raisin, fig, toffee, and oak. Slightly sweet and coying.

M-- Light carbonation and lighter medium body. More like a lower ABV barleywine or Old Ale. Quite sweet but not over the top. Fruits really carry the sweetness well. No real notes of base beer just what the oak has done to the beer.

O-- More like drinking a pudding really. Slightly sweet but quite decadent. Slow sipper than just draws you in. Even though slightly thin the year in oak casks does wonders for the beer. Good stuff.

mulder1010, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of davey101
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage I assume. 550ml bottle into a pint glass. $16/bottle bar price...

A - Very dark brown body, almost bordering on black/red. Nice and creamy two finger head with nice lacing.

S - Toffee, dark fruits, caramel, and some spiced bread. A little oaky with some vanilla. Really smooth aroma.

T - Similar to the nose. Christmas spices, bread, toffee and caramel, raisins. Really smooth oak tannin finish. Not overly complex but very tasty. Somewhat chewy and creamy medium bodied mouth feel.

O - Not as spectacular as I was expecting, but very well made and quite delicious on a cold evening. My friend thought it was amazing though.

davey101, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of clintyeastwood
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky, rusty chestnut color, with a thin beige head.

Caramel, malt and spice dominate the aroma, highlighted by apple cider and dark fruit; fig?

The flavor is action packed, with such favorites as caramel, molasses, dark malt (almost burnt), coffee, spices (including pepper), and rum soaked fig.

Mouthfeel is luscious and creamy like liquid caramel. Body is surprisingly light for this style, as is the semi-dry finish.

Incredibly well-balanced, had to save my nickels, but it was well worth the wait.

clintyeastwood, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of draheim
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No idea what a stingo is, but this bottle caught my eye and I bought it on impulse.

550mL into an imperial pint glass. Pours a crystal-clear amber w/ a 1-finger beige head that settles to a thin film, no lacing, some fine carbonation rising from the bottom.

Unique, subtle aroma. Sweet fruit and a floral, almost perfumy essence I can't quite identify. Vaguely reminds me of rose petals.

Taste is both bitter and fruity with a slightly minerally quality. Floral hops with a bitter, slightly numbing finish. A general spiciness I can't identify. Dryness from the oak becomes more prevalent as it warms to room temp.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick. Perhaps the best thing about this beer. Utterly drinkable and refreshing.

Overall, certainly a good beer but I'm not sure it was worth the $14 I paid for it.

draheim, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of JRorie
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a copper brown into the glass.

The smell hits me with leather, a touch of rich fruit and vanilla. If I were to lean one way, it would be leather easily.

Mouthfeel is thin, very thin. I don't think it takes away though overall.

Upon first taste, I get dark fruit and leather. Followed by vanilla and oak, finishes very dry.

Overall, the best Sam Smith's I have had. Definitely worth seeking out.

JRorie, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 550mL bottle into my Unibroue tulip. This bottle indicates it was brewed in 2008.

Appearance: rich, dense, hazy amber-brown color with two thick fingers of foamy, slightly orange head.

Smell: rich malt aroma with notes of caramel and subtler hints of raisins and plums. It smells quite nice, actually.

Taste: big malt flavors, starting with caramel and working down to a tart, dry fruitiness with the aforementioned raisin and plum, but also some pear and hints of cherry and oak. The tartness is minimal, but I think it adds a little something. Quite a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: big bottle-conditioned carbonation combined with a medium-thick, syrupy body mean big creaminess. Love it!

Drinkability: quite a drinkable beer. I rather enjoy it and would gladly have again.

flagmantho, May 26, 2010
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle poured into a large snifter. "Brewed in 2010" printed on the label.

A: Pours a deep ruby red, good clarity. Bubbly white head settles shortly into a thin, wispy crown. Lacing is sparse and spotty.

S: Caramel and bread pudding amongst a medley of fruits: raisins, figs, plums, grape skin, fruitcake. Very slightly vinous, touch of spicy alcohol character. Sherry. Fleeting milk chocolate. Vanilla and oak on the nose too. This one really takes time to open up, but once it does there’s quite a bit of complexity.

T: Faint treacle and toffee up front. Oak tannin and vanilla follow. Fruity aspects take over after that. Fig, plum, raisin, and perhaps raspberry. Malt tastes return with impressions of chewy caramel and bread pudding. Very faint acidity in the background. Definite vinous aspect with a strong spicy, sherry-like taste at the back end. A bit of rum in there as well. Dry and rather quick finish of bread crust, bread pudding, faint chocolate, and oak.

M: Thick body, though it doesn’t feel heavy in the mouth. Chewy, full, and very smooth. Not much in the way of carbonation, though it doesn’t need it. Delightfully warming, it feels more potent than the 8% abv.

O: This is a definite go-to as a Holiday beer or a fireside sipper. There are elements of it that remind me of a good whiskey. If there is anything really to critique, it's that the oak comes on just a tad too strong.

ryan1788a5, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of beergoot
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper-red body and a lingering, thin, off-white head. A sweetly mellow scent; sweetbread; fruity; cherries and plums; licorice. Rich, malt flavor; boozy taste and good dosage of hop bitterness. Medium bodied; rich and tart.

An interesting strong ale. Definitely heavy on the alcohol flavor but with an equally bold malt and hop bitterness character. Not for the faint of heart, but a must try for lovers of big, bold ales.

beergoot, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear leather brown body with a faomy tan head that died slowly and left lace on the glass. A rich malt smell of sweetness and breadiness along with roasted and oak/wood and minor floral hops - english beers always give off that slight "tea" smell to me. Taste is more of the same as this a medium-bodied beer that is real smooth and a little creamy. Has some fruit notes and even something like a fig or raisin taste in there as the yeast and oak complements the beer in both going down and taste. Also has that dry breadiness to it along with some minor sweetness like caramel or molasses. Has a easy dry finish and I had no idea that it was an 8% beer - I will have to have this again next year.

clayrock81, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked one of these up at West Lakeview liquors. Served in my trusty Surly pint glass.

A - Poured with 2+ fingers of off-white foam that dissipates to a hazy partial cap. Not much in the way of lacing here. Attractive slightly hazed coppery brown-red color with a touch of orange at the bottom of the glass.

S - Spices, sweetbreads, caramel apple, a touch of oak and vanilla, a bit of leather, and some light floral and slightly dank hops. I really dig the balance and complexity in the smell - it's not a style I usually drink but it's very nice.

T - The taste is more fruity, with sweet caramel, nuts, and rum-cake. Not as wonderfully complex as the aroma, but still quite nice. There are some light tannic notes in the finish, but not as much as I expected.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied, with some light carbonation tingle. Slightly gritty texture - perhaps from the oak aging. Well hidden 8%.

D - Gets a little too sweet after a while. This is going to take me hours to work through the 550ml bottle. There's some booze and oak when I burp that isn't super pleasant either.

I'm excited to see the English doing some barrel-aged brews, although I'm under the impression these are ancient beer barrels (?). This is definitely a mellow chill-out dessert kind of brew, so don't expect to be putting these back, even with the mid-level ABV.

MasterSki, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of gory4d
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear russet with a two-finger white head; some lacing down the glass, but not much, with a lingering white rim. The smell is sort of like mincemeat without so much of the spicing: savory and sweet, with notes of dried currants and indeed a little nutmeg. There is a definite alcohol presence. The taste is more of the same, with strong hits of maybe juniper added in -- that comes up at the finish with the alcohol burn. It's highly carbonated, a little thick, very full in the mouth. I've been an hour working on this pint: not a sipper, exactly, but slow and pleasant going. A very nice beer.

gory4d, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of coldmeat23
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 38 degrees (warmed as drinking, as always)

Pours a dark, golden amber color. Almost two fingers of light tan foam sit on top. Retention is very good and lacing is solid and fairly sticky.

Huge notes of treacle and raisins. Nice presence of dark fruits and some mildly under-ripe orchard fruits. Mild brown sugar and caramel notes.

Wow, this is young and green.
The treacle notes are already full and delicious, along with raisins and figs. Mild yeastiness. Big oakiness, but it's very fresh and green, giving a tart cherry impression.
It's nicely drinkable now, but you can easily see the aging potential. In 6 months, a year, 3 to 5 years or more, this could become an incredible brew.

Medium bodied beer. Medium level of carbonation. Nice and smooth with a good level of creaminess.

Very drinkable now, while it's fresh, but I think that it will become even more delicious with some extended cellar time. I'll let you know in a few years....

coldmeat23, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of Jimmys
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into tulip. brewed in 2011.

A: a dark orange, murky. almost more of a brown. slightly off-white head is very frothy. retention is great. tons of frothy lacing left behind.

S: definitely oaky. slightly vinous. there are some undertones of acidity. sweetness as well. you can tell this thing has been aged on some oak that wasn't cleaned out. I appreciate the added layer of depth.

T: sweet to start. almost sour. sweet notes are slightly nutty, chestnuts, as well as fruity, prunes. similar to the nose, there is a slight acidity. a little cidery. apples. woody. a little bit of heat towards the finish but it is very minor. finish is nutty and lingers long after the sip is gone.

M: carbonization is solid. medium/full bodied.

D: a little surprised that this body isn't a bit fuller, however still plenty of aroma and flavor. carb is spot on, nicely done with the bottle conditioning. a nice beer, but I was expecting a little more. if I went into it without any expectations I would have been better off.

Jimmys, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice flow of a malty strong ale, a bit perfunctory maybe given how special this was supposed to be...

Presentation:550 ml custom brown capped and gold-foiled-bottle. Old fashion typographic oval front label, with the the name of the brew and brewery branding in soft cream, red, and dark colors. Back offers an illustrated insight into intent, background, and history of the brewery. Notes vintage 2010, and shows 8% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Clar deep amber/crimson pour with a fair creamy 1/2" head, medium retention, with a fair surface memory and some lacing initially.

S - Softy fruity... and malty, slightly subdued early on, then more so with a nice lingering sense of soft fruity caramel.

T - Taste follows the nose with some early shines. Malty touches, caramel, toffee, woven with a soft fruity sense that emerges, sweet floral hints with a softly bitter hint woven back to a rummy boozy touch.

M - Medium body with soft carbonation working rather well… Smooth flow with an insinuation of astringency that nicely never quite arrives.

O - Nice flow, a touch short of the promised nuances but rather pleasing.

Notes: Hurt by hype, and surely by the Stingo of the price… Plenty more outside that will jump ahead of this one in terms of p/q ratio… It has a nice flow, Strong English Ale… Old Ale kind of thing, but was a bit subdued if reliable given the overhyped expectations.

Daniellobo, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to oversized snifter.

A: Dark pale brown color with slight reddish hue, pretty clear, huuuge head about 4 fingers that slowly dissipates

N: Medium malt nose, very reminiscent of red ale or Oktoberfest style, a slight sweet brown sugar, slight alcohol, and touch of British hops, a very slight musty toasted malts too, a touch of toffee and dark fruits, but all are pretty subtle and mix to an interestingly light nose

T: Taste starts with a very strange tangy but sweet fruity taste, like plums but not raisin, some dark rich malts, lots of oak and strong warming alcohol, a rich old ale taste that is almost the staple for an "old ale" that dominates, slight yeast taste, some toasty taste finds its way through with a touch of woody esthers, more burnt brown sugar and sweet but soft dark fruits, a slightly juicy center stands out as well, a slight earthy bitter taste starts to come through towards the end

M: Pretty thick, lots of carbonation, and a slight alcohol burn, but slightly molasses thick and soft on the tongue

F: Finishes pretty sweet and bitter, some British hops seem to come out on the end slightly, more dark fruits and earthy flavors, the bitterness seems to linger for quite a while as the sweet malts and fruit dry off the tongue leaving an earthy bitterness

Final thoughts: This is a really interesting beer, the nose is a little light, but the taste starts very curiously with tangy but sweet and rich fruits as well as deep malts, it's almost like the staple beer for a British old ale, some nice sugary tastes as well as some slight oak and other rich flavors, and follows with a slight bitterness. It's very complex and tasty, but perhaps just a touch too sweet on the finish.

jlindros, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An f'n crap shoot - infected, to an extent, both times i've had a bottle. A perpetual fate? The first was untouchable. The latter gave me something to work with.

The head sizzled from the get-go (oft times a bad sign) - little islands of flat foam lingered. Deep reddish amber liquid. What yeast made it from the bottle into the glass didn't create much haze.

Found myself smelling this a good 10 minutes before touching to tongue. Vibrantly cordial-fruity, slick caramelly, a touch leathery. Syrupy, dense, sweet stuff - like a mild barleywine or old ale. Really no hops or alcohol, but certainly malty later.

Even through its vaguely infect-ious, powdery tinges, I believe I was able to get a sense of what this is at its best. It's all old balls, nothing fancy or complex: mildly stale and cardboard dry, the slightest touch of lingering sweaty esters with subtle malt sticking to the teeth. Faintly warming perfumy alcohol. Round body out the ass, however, without residual malt sweetness you'd may anticipate accompanying.

More than probably any ale in memory, this seems meant to be sampled as warm as possible. This would maybe benefit from an additional year or two of aging, provided it started clean, of course. (What is happening that a 9% ale is becoming infected - an early invasion?)

Bouleboubier, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of mcallister
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is great looking liquid, deep orangey gold, completely opaque with a yellow half inch foamy head showing moderate carbonation.

Aromas of dried fruits, raisin, prune, toffee, oak, a ibt of a sourness on the ending that seems to emulate from the oak.

Nice beer. Thick and creamy with great level of carbonation. Good complexity with layers of toffee, malt, oak, vanilla, date, fig, raisin, and prune. Slightly dry finish with decent length. Sharp and brisk malts with a bit of acidity in the middle. Easy sipper.

mcallister, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of stakem
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes 11/26/09

Pours a hazy brown color with a creamy yellow stained head. Forceful pour reveals about a fingers worth of head but minimal retension. Smells of vanilla, oak, malt and the slightest amount of hops. Faint amount of lace clngs to the glass. Taste has a bit of hop bitterness upfront that blends right into a pleasant mixture of oak, vanilla, grain and some alcohol warmth in the finish. Medium, smooth feel with low carbonation. As it warms more caramel notes come out. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

stakem, Mar 03, 2010
Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.