Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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
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3.85/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This pours a handsome dark amber in the big Duvel tulip. Nice foam and plenty of froth sloshing around the glass. Aroma is nutty with a band-aid nose. Sudsy and watery with some malty body.
Toasted malt flavor with fruity, leafy hops. It's a somewhat murky sort of flavor, but complex and interesting. Some cocoa and apple flavors, with a touch of burnt sugar and butterscotch. The bitterness is modest, and there is more of a woody dark taste than hops. Some scorched baked apple with hints of hard candy and roasted chestnuts.
This is truly weird but done well. The buttery flavor mixed with the slight acidity, grilled pears, and bitterish hops is a piece of work. It's all totally drinkable, it just requires re-thinking into another place and time of brewing.
I am quite fond of the Pretty Things "22nd November 1838" ale in this style, so I'm glad to see them as the collaborator on this batch.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 06:12:41 | More by mactrail
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.