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

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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 75
Gots: 56 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-31-2013 21:29:59 | More by dozier77
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-31-2013 20:57:50 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-31-2013 04:37:52 | More by illeagle05
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-30-2013 22:28:45 | More by dogma33
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-30-2013 01:40:39 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a cloudy brown color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: loads of caramel, wood tones, and malt rise from the glass.

Taste: big malt presence with some toffee, wood tones, dark fruit sweetness, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. The flavors linger on the tongue for a bit.

Overall: a great English ale that is easy to drink and full of flavor. Nice change of pace from the world of hop centric beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 17:33:27 | More by Gavage
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-21-2013 16:40:55 | More by AndrewBV
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-17-2013 01:21:07 | More by Mosul
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-13-2013 14:27:19 | More by trevorpost


4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2013 20:46:50 | More by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-12-2013 04:56:55 | More by roadhouse
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-06-2013 17:54:43 | More by Blind
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

served from a bottle in a Sam Smith "Guinness-style" pint glass

Nose: Strong musty maltiness, as you'd expect; touches of caramel and dried fruit, cherries perhaps? it's barely there
Taste: surprisingly crisp, touches of fruity tartness, the malt is far less present, an old oakiness.
Finish: finishes in short order, with the tartness going last.
Overall: as usual, Sam Smith has made a beer that typifies the style. A fantastic Old ale, but perhaps not quite as strong a flavor as I would have expected/liked
a great example of the style, but not much more

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:14:57 | More by Joerwat
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-05-2013 00:42:33 | More by BillRoth
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-03-2013 18:29:47 | More by ElijahRivera
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Aged about two years. Maybe two and a half.

Dark caramel color with a cap of half an inch of bone white head. Retains well with a few popping bubbles. No real lacing.

Musty English malts with lots of figgy dark fruit notes and a slathering of gooey toffee. Light oakiness imparts a woodiness. Date, raisin, fruit, brandy, apple, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and creme de cacao. Earthy hints, like tobacco. Very nice nose.

Toffee, vanilla, oak, raisiny grape, date, Cognac, fig, bready malts, some buttery flavors, and dried tobacco leaf. Hearty, like a good strong English ale, with a slurpy mouthfeel filled with textured carbonation. Delicious plummy flavors add to the sweeter malt notes which spring up everywhere. Robust, and not candied. Keeps an easier drinkability. The body is merely medium, but it feels a bit fuller than that. Alcohol tries to peak, but the aging has really mellowed that out. This drinks great, and I recommend laying down a bottle or two for a few years for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 23:18:33 | More by thecheapies
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-28-2013 17:00:59 | More by Profchaos20
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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Dark red amber, a bit of a haze. Thick tan head. Great retention in this.

S- Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, and a hint of the oak.

T- Caramel malty sweetness, with a bit of raisin. There's a little woody, almost charcoal attribute as well.

M- Semi-full body, but very smooth. A little alcohol burn as well.

O- Great. The oak aging really adds depth to the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:26:57 | More by BWED
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North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 20:02:09 | More by Luigi
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-25-2013 02:55:14 | More by NickThePyro
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 03:10:40 | More by derkfromwi
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-17-2013 20:44:03 | More by Booner818
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2013 03:59:04 | More by mlhyatt
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-12-2013 20:09:03 | More by Danobold
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy dark copper with a creamy, two-finger, eggshell colored head. Fantastic retention. Huge rings of lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of caramel malts, candied sugar, buttered bread, chopped wood, and leather. Inviting.

T - Rich sweet malt tastes of raisin, date, toffee, and butterscotch. Oak comes in around the mid-palate to offer a welcome bitterness and prevent cloying. Oak more of a kiss than a wallop. Some mild/earthy English hops way in the background, providing a "musty cellar" quality. A strawberry fruit ester comes out as it warms. Hint of buttery diacetyl in the finish. Delicious.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied, with a creamy, silky mouth feel. The creaminess works wonders with sweetness of the flavor profile bringing an almost pillowy delicateness. Moderate carbonation.

O - A definitive English Strong Ale. Rich and flavorful, with a damn near perfect mouthfeel and that lovely touch of butter common to many a British Ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:09:40 | More by TempeBeerMan
Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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