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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

705 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 77
Gots: 61 | 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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5/5  rDev +22%

Beefytits4, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Color- hazy caramel. Slight head.

Aroma- Christmas cake and caramelized pears.

Taste- Deep and rich with Christmas cake, mild vanilla and Spanish oak flavors finishing with a lingering silky plum liqueur. This is a unique and quality brew!

Poured from 550 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

utfiero, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bleedsblu, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

NeoClassicist, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

npfisher22, Jun 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

Scelous, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

akttr, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

KJ2013, May 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

athomasPSU, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

djrn2, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

JamesBell, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

fiveiron, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

GreyGhost4, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

leinie13, Apr 27, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

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
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Mantooth, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

hermit990, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TLA, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jabo134, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jsh420, Mar 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured a rich, cloudy, dark amber with a one finger off-white head that dissipated slowly to an off-white ring leaving little lacing. It looks excellent, yeasty and traditional. Scents of caramel, toffee, sour green apple, rich, dark bread, fruity esters, brown sugar, yeasty aromas and hints of oak. A wonderful, well rounded, rich, complex and alluring aroma. Truly excellent, showcasing the malt forward nature of the beer, the yeast and the oak cask aging. Flavor begins sweet, with caramel, toffee and honey, alongside some mellow notes of apple. Fruity flavors, including apple, but also dark fruit, raisin and prune mostly, appear in the middle and continue into the finish. Also appearing in the middle of the sip is a nice, bready malt flavor. Towards the finish and in the aftertaste there is a bit of oak and some faint wild yeast funk. A rich, complex combination of flavors, hitting all the notes I enjoy in a malty sweet beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slightly drying, yet also sticky feel and light carbonation. A very easy to drink ale that goes down smooth and quick, hiding its ABV. Overall this is an excellent Strong Ale. It has a rich, complex and truly wonderous aroma and flavor profile combination, aided in drinkability by its mellow carbonation and semi-drying mouthfeel. The barrel aging makes this beer a complex, yet not overwhelming ale. A wonderful beer and well worth the somewhat steep price.

Auraan, Mar 15, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from the classic Samuel Smith bottle into a tulip glass. A dark orange amber brew, looks like moderately strong English breakfast tea, with around four fingers of resilient beige foam. Aroma is sublime. Sweet, dark, and fruity smells greet the drinker, with raisin/grape/plum, buttertart, toffee, herbal tincture, and sour apple notes all blending together to yield a pretty distinctive nose that is not easily forgotten. Palate is similarly sweet and fruity. I might describe the overall impression as more fruity, herbal, and tea-like than expected, although there is certainly a rich rum cake component that peeks out of the mix ... Evokes marmalade and toast, crabapple, lemon, licorice candy, walnut, and floral Darjeerling tea. Some Goldings hop character apparent. Richly complex but weighted towards the fruit and herb flavors rather than the malts. Not particularly sweet, almost light and fresh, with a decent chewy body (on the thin side for the style?) and a very smooth, low carbonation mouthfeel. Faint alcohol presence although this grows over time. Includes the usual Samuel Smith kiss of diacetyl and some oak wood in the dryish finish. Well done and rather unique in the universe of English style "old ales" and barleywines.

CalgaryFMC, Mar 12, 2014
Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.