Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WankelEngine:
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a caged and corked 750ml bottle into a pint glass
A: Pours a fairly dark mahogany color with a nice red tint when held up to the light. There is a huge, foamy tan head with long retention. Heavy curtains of lace.
S: A deeply malty smell. A good combination of bread, sweet molasses and toffee, some light toasted/roasted notes and a bit of medium fruit: cherries and raisins. Also a decent earthy quality.
T: A similar but expanded malt profile compared to the aroma. Some darker chocolate and maybe even a hint of chocolate. Light vinous character as I savor. Some brighter fruit flavor, notably cherry. The finish is fruity with a little bit of earthy pine.
M: Medium bodied with low, foamy carbonation. Slightly sticky with well-hidden alcohol.
O: Very solid. Some unique earthy malt flavors, sweeter malt, bright fruit and vinous character make this easy drinking beer fun to drink.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 20:40:27 | More by WankelEngine
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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.
87 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.