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

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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire StingoSamuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

751 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 87
Gots: 70 | 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 maltlikker
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BrewChatKen
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Started with a big barleywine smell, oak was also big on the nose, then I got vanilla, raisins, dark fruits, sweet honey, and caramel. Poured a deep ruby brown color with a beige head, it was full bodied, had a nice creaminess and low level of carbonation. Tasting it dark fruits and raisins were upfront for me, there was plum, pomegranate, caramel and a vanilla finish with a hint of oak. I also noticed a subtle tartness that was similar to raspberries for me. This was very much an English barleywine I thought, it didn't have an astounding level of complexity, but what was there was big and flavorful. Very nice beer.

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DougT
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the arrogant bastard of England!

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Greasy
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Brewed 2010 and a bottling date in 2011. Consumed in 2014

Appearance: pours a deep leathery brown color. hints of red and orange. a finger or so of a tannish head with decent retention and leaves behind a spotty lacing. completely opaque with a murky cloudiness. leaves behind a nice yeasty slurry in the bottle.

Smell: dark fruit qualities that are quite liquor like. earthy to leathery notes from a bit of oxidation. molasse. caramel and toffee sweetness.

Taste: opens with a bit of malty sweetness. dark fruits-like liquor comes in next with raisins and plums, can be almost rum like. a strong slightly bitter earthiness comes in along with a slight hint at roasted malts. leathery at times. Oak barrel qualities come in towards the end with molasses vanilla, more sweet toffee. alcohol is sometimes present and a little solvent-like.

Mouthfeel: full and chewy. some bitterness. a little bit of a prickly carbonation.

Overall: I don't know how I have overlooked this beer for so long. its just the kind of beer I love. nice sweet malty notes along with great spirit like character and just a bit of age to it. great balance and taste.

Photo of matt_duthie
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of bnes09
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JJace26
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of msquared36
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of neuro31
3.2/5  rDev -22%

Photo of CASK1
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Been wanting to try this, and finally got the opportunity.

A - Complex aroma of bread crust, toast, toffee. Low earthy, spicy hops come through at the end. Moderate prune esters add to the complexity.

A - Dark copper color, somewhat hazy. Beige head with tight bubbles stays well.

F - Lots of complex malt: toasty, toffee, molasses, hints of roast. Hops peek through to balance nicely and help dry the finish. Hints of oxidation, but in a good way.

M - Rich and full. Low, pleasant alcohol warmth. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol dries the finish.

O - Well-balanced and complex. Will get this again when colder weather sets in.

Photo of NWHopinator
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.