Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 105 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 2012 - 2; Best by 3 2013
Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.
A: Poured a luscious, brown-maroon color, with a massive mocha head that, like most of Boulevard's brews, stuck around throughout the session.
S: Sort of a caramel-nut duo, much like a Nut Brown. No sign of stray yeast, but I'll keep searching.
T: This ALMOST had a Belgian quality to it, but not quite. It's almost as if someone took a Quad and stripped it on the "funk" part of the Belgian experience, then left it to be. Nutty, caramely, butterscotchy, and with only a sourdough bread bill to provide sweetness. After a few sips, I got more dark fruit.
M: Just enough bitterness to add some much needed complexity. The lacing was ridiculous, and this was INSANELY drinkable... even gulpable.
O: I've never tried a Smokestack Series brew that has sucked. This one continues that trend.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 19:34:47 | More by Chaney
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a cork & caged 750 mL bottle in to a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label reads, batch 2012-3. Best by 03-2013, but I'm not too worried.
A: Dark reddish-brown with 1 finger khaki head. Ok retention. Light lacing. Pretty nice.
S: A bit light overall, but malty fruit, raisin, dried cherry, slight spice. Quality is nice, but subdued. Maybe the age?
T: Nice tartness up front with cherry tang and mild spice notes. Some cracked pepper. This yields, somewhat late, to a smooth, kinda oaky, roasted malt with a semi-dry finish. Nice chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Some lingering tartness which is very nice. Admittedly fairly boozy for 8.5% ABV, but I don't mind. Seems appropriate.
M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Neither here nor there, but pretty smooth, I'd say.
O: So, I was a bit skeptical out of the gates, but this one definitely grew on me. Thinking back, it was the same with the Samuel Smith Stingo. I takes a few big pulls to really get into these, but in the end I thoroughly enjoy the mildly sour/malty fusion. I wish more breweries put these out.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 01:54:42 | More by fourstringer
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.