Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: one inch head, cloudy, dark caramel brown in color, high carbonation
Smell: toffee and dark chocolate
Taste: toffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, and tobacco
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet
Overall: A very English style tasting beer. Complex. This almost tastes like a winter warmer out of season. Tobacco and toffee play very strong here. Interesting, not sure if I would get it again, but worth a try.
09-10-2012 13:24:42 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +3.9%
(Served in a snifter)
best by 3/13 on the bottle
A- This beer is a dense glowing body with a thick lumpy sticky light tan head that last a good bit.
S- The woody malt aroma has an interesting green wood quality to it.
T- The green woody bitterness has hints of aged spice and some nougat flavors that finish with a tart hint of hops. The finish is just a bit dry.
M- this beer has a medium mouthfeel with no real alcohol heat noticed and no astringency
O- This is a nice simple beer that, although not really complex, it is very unique. It is woody but not from a barrel or from toasted wood. It is it's own flavor.
11-28-2012 19:51:17 | More by rhoadsrage
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
My neighbor, bless his soul, bought a bottle of Stingo over from downstate IL. The beer pour a dark cloudy brown with red hue. The head is a off white bubbly head that is not leaving much lace. The smell has malt and good earthy tones. The taste is big...and strong. There is a prevalent malt base and hints whiskey sweet mash. There is also a healthy bitterness which perhaps is why it's named Stingo. The mouthfeel is a full body beer with big carbonation. Overall it's a big beer to sip....not to session.
01-12-2013 02:50:13 | More by WoodBrew
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
Picked up four bottles of this. For a limited release it was nice to see the price not in the stratosphere ($9 for a big bottle) unlike a few others I had recently. (Love Child No 2 comes to mind.)
I was surprised to see other people see pours with only a finger and a half on them. I didn't pour very aggressively at all and had a three finger head easy in a tulip.
With a light behind the glass it gives off a dark auburn tan appearance that's quite nice.
Nose gives off aroma of bitter chocolate, caramel, and coffee grinds.
The taste? Copy/paste the smell. Only downside is the coffe-like flavor tends to run the show where I'd like a bit more balance from the other stuff.
The mouthfeel is the highlight of this brew for me. Nice and creamy. (The really fine bubbles from the pour should've been my first clue this might've been the case.)
Overall, it's a solid beer. Just good enough that I'm glad I picked up 4 of them on a chance that I might not get more. Glad to have tried it.
09-04-2012 02:04:12 | More by Chirpie
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a rich, dark brown. Almost thick looking. There's some lighter red notes to keep it from getting too dark, but no light is making its way through. The head is relatively thin and lacks much retention.
The bottle talks about complexity and it starts with the smell. It's got the malty backbone that allows brewers to do a lot with it, and they've done plenty with this. In addition to some darker, malty scents, there's the fruity esters of dark, ripe fruits. From time to time, it seemed I could pick up a faint smokiness. On top of all that, there's the alcohol. It's not overpowering, just enough to let you know it's there.
While there was little in the way of a head, there's plenty of carbonation, so much so that it masks some of the flavors. The alcohol is a bit stronger than the smell. The fruitiness is present. Pretty malty with a cola-like caramel taste.
Like I said earlier, there is an abundance of carbonation. Combined with alcohol and some acid and it really keeps your tongue guessing. Slight tartness. Initially a heavy feel, but the carbonation balances it well. Dry finish.
It's a good beer and a collaboration that neither side should be ashamed of. That said, it's not world class. Maybe a little more aging would give all facets of the beer additional time to meld, but right now, there's a sharpness to it. If the edges could be dulled a bit, it would be even better.
10-07-2012 03:30:18 | More by RickS95
3.89/5 rDev +1%
A: Dark brown with a huge frothy tan head; lacing is okay
S: Grainy and nutty; sweet malts, brown sugar and toffee; this is sweet and malty and grainy with some booziness but is a bit subdued in the finish
T: Much more going on in the flavors--robust malts, nutty with some booziness in the finish with some vanilla and whiskey in the finish
F: Medium body with a creamy finish
O: This is a malty, slightly boozy beer; not my favorite sting that I've had but it's solid
04-07-2013 02:25:16 | More by dbossman
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Not much of a head. Some wisps remain. Some clinging to the glass occurs.
Smell - Big fruity nose. Dark fruits, plums and such. Caramel. A little bit yeasty, maybe? Some esters coming off.
Taste - Similar to the nose initially. Lots of plums and cherry. Some faint acidity. Caramel in the middle, but gives way to a bunch of oak in the back. Some darker malts prevail as well, lending a bit of chocolate.
Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Dry oaky finish. Medium body, maybe pushing medium heavy.
Overall - I was expecting a bit more of the oak tang, but the flavors are nice. I'm enjoying it.
05-22-2013 03:07:30 | More by Alieniloquium
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
Batch 2012- opens with a slight pop, pours an effervescent caramel/chestnut with 3+ fingers of khaki colored head. Amazing heaad retention & lacing
S: Butterscotch, oak, much cakeyness
T: Cakeyness, woody & herbal notes, dryness, some pear notes up front. Cakeyness with some sourmash as this warms, plenty of dryness,some pears & green apples too. Finishes dry, woody, slightly fruitty & a touch sour
MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, boozey & warming
Not a bad effort, this beer will go down a bit easier on a January night than now. If you like a big beer with some twang, this is a beer for you. Well worth a try, will age well I'm sure
08-16-2012 02:27:40 | More by russpowell
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.