Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
Had not had this for many years until tonight, strong alcohol aftertaste - used to drink it along with Guinness and Scotch 20 plus years ago and I had forgotten what a complicated beer this is. Because it seems like the distribution is heavy on all Samuel Smith products I am guilty of overlooking this one too many times since then. This is a unique beer, malty, strong alcohol presence with some raisin and toast smells. Definitely in my book it is a strong beer chaser to straight Scotch. Don't pass up a chance to savor a full bottle of this beer and don't be afraid to take a wee dram of whiskey along with it.
07-28-2014 05:22:14 | More by RockAZ
4.34/5 rDev +5.9%
500 mL bottle of 2012 vintage pours a hazed copper color with an ample off-white head. Modest retention and almost no lace.
Nose is raisins and minerals with a little bit of old wood, caramel, toast and fresh coconut flesh.
Taste is a smooth, fruity strong ale. More refined than most and goes down with incredible ease. The hard water gives it a little something for the complexity that most American Strong ales miss completely. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, though not a distraction at all. Its an excellent beer, bordering on great. I do have a problem with the pricing though, as mine was $14 for a 500 mL. Definitely worth getting once to try...maybe even another to put back for a few years - but as much as I like it, I will likely pass on it in the future. Just too much for my budget.
07-17-2014 02:52:59 | More by twiggamortis420
4.39/5 rDev +7.1%
I've had this sitting in the fridge for a little while now, not quite bringing it out when I had company, and now, drinking it myself on a Friday night at home. How decadent, because it is so outstanding (and pretty lexpensive).
It looks like a typical English strong ale, partly cloudy golden brown, with just a bit of fizz. The aroma is funky. Like a bunch of fermented fruit. Nice.
The taste is amazing. It is very malty, but also yeasty and funky. Sweetness is big but still appropriate. I am going to savor this like brandy.
The aftertaste is slightly boozy. It could be a little boozier and still be OK, but it is sublime.
This is a brew worth drinking and worth waiting for. NEVER refuse one of these!!
07-12-2014 01:27:45 | More by schoolboy
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
550ml Bottle from Evil Eye Lounge (York - £6.00 approx.):
Caramel brown with an inch high, foamy head. Retention is excellent with zero movement over the opening minutes before settling a couple of cm high with nice lacing on the sides.
Strong smelling with good malts & toffee plus a nice alcohol edge to it as well. Plenty of ripe & sweet fruits, oak & vanilla featuring. A good smelling beer with a solid balance & the touches of alcohol only improve things, as does the sweetness from the fruits.
Again the sweetness kicks things off with some ripe fruits & vanilla plus the oak from the aroma & I could detect bread & malts with a great balance between flavours. The beer is rounded out with some toffee.
Smooth with an alcohol kick but not much bitterness. Some sweetness is present from the start. The balance of this one was good & despite the strength it was quite an easy one to drink.
Another very good Samuel Smith's beer, strong from the start but it didn't overpower & went down surprisingly easy with a good balance.
07-09-2014 08:48:05 | More by flyingpig
Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.