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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
THE BROS
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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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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-26-2013 11:16:13 | More by ComRock12
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scratch69

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured the bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Semi transparent, dark brown color with a finger and a half worth of tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Nutty malt sweetness with notes of fruit and some yeast.

Taste- Malt flavors and some nuttiness at the start with tart fruit flavors at the finish. Well blended.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and crisp. Large amount of prickly carbonation.

Overall- Good beer. It reminded me of a brown ale mixed with wild ale. I will be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 14:58:57 | More by scratch69
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2012 02:30:00 | More by Thomas_Picton
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-19-2012 02:03:01 | More by Joshgonzales79
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-18-2012 19:13:55 | More by Screper
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

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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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-26-2013 22:55:40 | More by RKing44
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 ml poured into a Pretty Things glass.

A: pours a beautiful dark brown with two fingers of slightly browned head that dissapate slowly and leavs some beautiful lacing.

S: dark breadyness, light notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee and coffee, a slight Belgian soapyness, and as the beer warms I begin to pick up on the slight tartness described on the label. There is a nice nuttyness to the aroma as well.

T: the tartness is deffinatly more present in the flavor profile, adding slight notes of tart apple/pear and hints of cherry. The backbone is deliciously malty. I also get a light bannana note, I'm assuming from the yeast. The backbone is dark bread, and a beautiful nuttyness, deffinatly reminds me of a brown ale, along with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel And toffe. This is deffinatly a unique and delicious brew. Beautifully complex and well balanced.

M: medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and sharp medium carbonation that stings the tounge towards the finish. A touch dry on the finish with a slightly tart aftertaste.

O: this is a very unique and delicious beer. Wonderfully complex and well balanced, refreshing and malty. Reminds me very much of a delicious brown ale with a touch of tartness thrown in. Very awesome.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:46:57 | More by PeterIngemi
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2013 02:26:55 | More by Lambocalrisien
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-12-2013 15:05:35 | More by csurowiec
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2012-1. Best by 3-2013. Poured into a tulip. Enjoyed with a friend.

A- Pours a dark brown, with caramel colored highlights. It has 3 fingers of khaki colored head that has a ton of staying power and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Off to a good start.

S- Very malty on the nose. Russpowell hit the aroma on the head when he said butterscotch that is not overpowering with a hint of molasses.

T- Does not follow the nose exactly, but the flavors are great. Molasses, rich dark malty flavors, with a finish that is akin to sweetened creamed coffee.

M- Solid medium body, moderate amount of carbonation. Slight warming feel from the ABV.

O- Sad this will only be brewed once. A mighty tasty beer.

O-

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 10:00:17 | More by rfbenavi80
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-12-2013 04:34:44 | More by Xandrose
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-18-2013 00:50:49 | More by Caskaway
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-21-2014 19:15:31 | More by TripelMark
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a misunderstood and underestimated beer. It's a great beer served at 55 F( 12.8C).

The first time I had this beer was at the Independent in Somerville- way too cold, and the result was a tart, unbalanced beer.

Fast forward 3 or more months. I served it at the correct serving temp in a tulip.

Nice caramel color. 1/2 finger head. Fruit aroma-dates, raisins or pomegrantes?
Mouthfeel very smooth. Noticeably tart on the tongue in the finish.

Taste- fruit- as the beer warms more lemony.

Overall- excellent beer served warm in a tulip.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 02:03:03 | More by brureview
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Theogre83

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-25-2013 16:51:42 | More by Theogre83
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Over at Pracna's in Minneapolis.

I really like British style ales, and the husband is late picking me up, so I felt I deserved a glass. It pours deep and bourbon-colored, like dried figs. Low on the head, with light lacing on the glass. The smell is high on the alcohol, but that maltiness is behind it. The tast follows the smell, with an acidity not unlike a mild sour. I think aging would bring this to another level. Overall, a good beer, but I think I'll coke back to it after it has some miles on it to see how it compares.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 23:17:28 | More by cofeeguru
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PaulUH

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-18-2013 20:48:12 | More by PaulUH
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-28-2012 20:12:17 | More by milkbone_underwear
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SavvyStudent

Texas

1/5  rDev -74%

10-29-2012 19:13:21 | More by SavvyStudent
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6demonbag

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2012 07:49:01 | More by 6demonbag
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this collaboration with Boulevard and Pretty Things. A wonderfully rich aroma with scents of roasted walnuts, brown sugar, and rum. Beautifully balanced in the mouth, there are flavors of sour cherries (though not a sour beer, there is a distinct tartness), caramel malts, and brandy. The 8.5% isn't hidden, and there's a slight boozy character to the beer, but I personally felt it was balanced out by a strong malt profile and subtle hop background.

I highly recommend the beer: it's a winner.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 17:52:33 | More by rinhaak
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-12-2012 13:07:22 | More by yossarian14
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-19-2012 02:10:50 | More by cbeer88
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2014 18:27:39 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.