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Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Collaboration No. 3 - StingoCollaboration No. 3 - Stingo

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BA SCORE
87
very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 10
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration #3 Stingo was brewed using traditional English ingredients. A variety of ale and specialty malts from Yorkshire are at the forefront; their pronounced roasty aroma and flavor contain hints of toffee, cocoa and bread crust. English hop varieties contribute subtle herbal, peppery qualities. The beer was brewed in batches; some was fermented on oak, some was fermented normally, and some was allowed to sour in the mash tun before being transferred to a fermenter. Boulevard’s brewers, along with Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, then blended the batches until desired levels of wood and tartness were achieved for the final product.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: sjverla on 08-03-2012)
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-02-2013 15:11:05 | More by trebbates
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drewone

California

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10-07-2012 01:16:11 | More by drewone
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Missouri

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12-22-2013 01:36:52 | More by IPA1978
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-01-2012 20:53:19 | More by nmann08
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noahde

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-16-2012 15:58:35 | More by noahde
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jhb138

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-24-2012 14:46:11 | More by jhb138
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Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-19-2013 04:31:31 | More by Ristaccia
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-12-2013 17:03:42 | More by beerist
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-24-2012 23:58:57 | More by ShameAndFailure
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-27-2012 00:55:06 | More by Pdrufo
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Twal

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-03-2012 02:47:51 | More by Twal
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-21-2012 01:31:22 | More by Rekrule
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-27-2013 22:07:25 | More by fredmugs
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep mahogany, deeps brown and red hues abound. There is about two full fingers of a light khaki colored head. The foam takes quite awhile to settle, and there is good lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is malt heavy with a bit of funk. I get a lot of soaked pumpernickel bread, raisin, caramel, and sour cherry. It's a weird one.

T: This beer starts out with a mix of sweet and tart. The are notes of caramel and raisin right up front with a definite tart funk to it. The middle is really bready and malty. As it progresses to the middle, I get a bunch of funk. It's tart, sour, and bitter.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's wet to start and coats the palate in caramel, malt, and funk. The flavors oscillate from between sweet and sour all the way through the beer. There is a lingering sour/bitter note in the finish.

O: This is definitely not one of my favorites from Boulevard and/or Pretty Things. It's just all over the place and the flavors seem to clash more then blend. I'm happy to have tried it, but I'll pass on any future bottles.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 18:00:56 | More by trxxpaxxs
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-19-2014 17:11:31 | More by thufflife
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New York

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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured an opaque brown with a firm head that disappeared quickly. It smelled sour and boozy, with earthy rye and coffee notes.

This one tasted exactly as it smelled. I caught a heavy boozy flavor amongst coffee, rye bread crust, and perhaps some dark chocolate. Very complex. I could enjoy one of these every once and awhile.

Serving type: bottle

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beertunes

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly cloudy reddish mahogany color with about 1/2 inch of tan head that had OK retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma was mostly big malts, with some yeasty spice and a bit of alcohol in the background. The taste featured those same malts and spice, but there was an additional grain flavor that melded well. There was just enough of an alcohol bite on the finish to be noticeable.

The body, while a bit thinner than I expected, was still nicely full and round, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, I could easily have a couple of these. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Certainly worth your time if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2012 21:34:32 | More by beertunes
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csiewert

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy nut brown color with a finger of solid tan head that retains extrememly well an leaves a good bit of lacing. When I think 'English ale' this is exactly what I imagine it looks like.

S - nutty, bready malts, with some coffee and dark chocolate. A touch of dark fruit and yeasty notes thrown in there as well.

T - this is where it falls short for me... You get the strong malty character with the roasted and bready malts up front and some dark fruit, but it is quickly taken over by strong harsh phenolic and sometimes metallic flavors... These stick around for quite some time on the tongue.

M - slightly overcarbed, burning sensation in the mouth... Residual sweetness also coats the tounge a bit

O - I'm beginning to wonder if maybe mine was mishandled pretty bad by the store... Otherwise some off flavors from the yeast really got through on this one.

Serving type: bottle

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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small roast, and a small earthiness. In the taste, quite mellow, a sweet roast, and a small presence of alcohol. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry roast, and a note of hop in the aftertaste. Nice presence of hop and earth, with a pleasant roast.

Serving type: bottle

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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml served in a snifter.
Batch 2012-2 Best by 03-2013

A - Pours a very dark and clear garnet with 3 fingers of beige head that creates a solid ceiling of bubbles. Some pretty nice lacing as well.

S - Roasted chocolate malt, espresso beans, raisins, roasted dates, light woodiness

T - Starts of with espresso, cocoa, roasted malts, toasted brown bread, a grape skin tartness clings to the top of the mouth and sides of the tongue. Some muted raisins, charred dates, and unripe cherries, some pine hops create a bitterness toward the dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate stingy carbonation.

This drinks good but doesn't have the deep layers of malt and that I was hoping for. It does have a stingy effect on the palate from the carbonation and the tartness. I think this needs to sit for a couple of years. I would drink this again but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:55:55 | More by StaveHooks
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Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazelnut, cloudy brown body with a decent light tan, thin head. Mid-grade malt aroma; slightly nutty. Rather strong alcohol taste with a mild bitterness and mild malt character; some caramel notes; somewhat tart; green apple. Medium-light body; fairly fizzy, dry finish.

An okay but, to me, disappointing example of this style. Boozy flavor and relatively thin body overtook any solid malt characteristic. The flavors improved somewhat as the beer warmed up, but still didn't make any significant difference in my view of things. Hits the style profile (as listed in BA beer styles), but I wouldn't pick this one for a top example of the style.

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Massachusetts

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Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.