Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The beer pours a dark brown leather like flavor with a half finger light tan head on top that leaves a sticky ring of lacing on the side and is reminiscent of the color of whip cream mixed with maple syrup. The beer is murky and very dark brown, allowing no light to get through. The beer smells wonderfully of roasted caramel and brown sugar with a nice alcoholic bite/burn in the back of the smell with a fresh crisp feeling in it that reminds one of carrots. This reminds me a lot of a Belgian quad in smell with the dark fruit replaced by caramel sugars and molasses and superb roasted malts. The beer tastes just as wonderfully complex as the smell. Roasted and caramel malts mingle wonderfully with brown sugar and a slight sour flavor that emanates in the aftertaste. The yeast esters are also pretty present with the sours and work with the sweet caramels terrifically, even in the aftertaste. The esters are reminiscent of pears and peaches and help to add yet another complex layer to this beer’s flavor. Mouthfeel is effervescent and prickly but caramely and smooth, leaving the mouth quite clean with just a slight pucker from the sour, and a little glassing of saliva on the sides of the tongue. The top of the tongue is actually a little dry in feeling and is begging for more. Overall this is a tremendous beer with a lot of complex flavors and smells. It’s got the caramely roasted beauty of a porter and the fancy esters of a Belgian. If you find this beer, buy it and drink it. Drink all of it. Thank me later.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 22:59:35 | More by Maxwell
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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.
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