Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
12-07-2013 01:54:42 | More by fourstringer
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: rich, dark amber-brown hue with ruby highlights. Body appears to be relatively free of haze and the head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam with a nice retention. Quite lovely.
Smell: raisins, prunes, pears, raw tobacco, dust and alcohol. I'm completely sold!
Taste: kind of tart and astringent at first; the deeper, darker flavors appear on the palate over time and in the aftertaste. Dank and appealing, though not quite so much as the aroma.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. Not as nice as I would have liked, but good nonetheless.
Overall: a tasty beer, although I do wish the flavor were a little bit more like the aroma. That wonderful aroma!
11-14-2013 00:01:22 | More by flagmantho
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.