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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

415 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 415
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

raythealeman, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into an imperial pint glass. Pours a nice clear amber w/ lively carbonation. A big fluffy khaki head slowly settles to a dense pillow of foam.

Aroma is malty, minerally, with a vaguely vegetal quality. Chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, caramel.

Taste is malty, caramelly, sweet and sugary with a distinctly bitter counterpoint. That same vaguely minerally taste, like baking soda in water.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Carbonation keeps it light on the tongue. Bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice, drinkable, malty English ale.

draheim, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of cofeeguru
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.

cofeeguru, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Bubukar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bubukar, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up in the last week... Can't remember where... Probably the COOP. Poured into my slim tulip... khaki head... short retention but still nice lacing... the brew is fairly clear deeep amber...

Figgy.. caramel notes.. and some hefty fruity esters make me think of sweet cherries and underripe black plums.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some dark malty astringency that plays interestingly with the underripe fruitiness.. a slightly tart undertone... fun...

Body is a solid medium... carbonation is a bit light... nicely done... Not sure if I like this much as the "other" Stingo, but I would buy this again and maybe even put a couple in the cellar to check things out in a year or so.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

JohnGalt1, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BeerHunter76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of 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.

WankelEngine, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Ltserge10
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Ltserge10, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

mhaugo, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

bostonryan, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Beezee, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of vandemonian
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard Stingo is an English strong ale that is a bit overcooked. Too much autolosis for my palate.

A: Dark red-brown colour and a good 5 mm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malty with the dark aroma of pumpernickel (i.e. dark fruits and some autolysed yeast). 4

T: Malty with a dry, dark fruit flavour. Strong autolysed yeast flavour (i.e. vegemite). The finish is a little smoky. 3.5

M: Foamy. 4.

O: 3.5

vandemonian, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that special.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +3.9%

EvanWilliams, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich, dark brown. Almost thick looking. There's some lighter red notes to keep it from getting too dark, but no light is making its way through. The head is relatively thin and lacks much retention.

The bottle talks about complexity and it starts with the smell. It's got the malty backbone that allows brewers to do a lot with it, and they've done plenty with this. In addition to some darker, malty scents, there's the fruity esters of dark, ripe fruits. From time to time, it seemed I could pick up a faint smokiness. On top of all that, there's the alcohol. It's not overpowering, just enough to let you know it's there.

While there was little in the way of a head, there's plenty of carbonation, so much so that it masks some of the flavors. The alcohol is a bit stronger than the smell. The fruitiness is present. Pretty malty with a cola-like caramel taste.

Like I said earlier, there is an abundance of carbonation. Combined with alcohol and some acid and it really keeps your tongue guessing. Slight tartness. Initially a heavy feel, but the carbonation balances it well. Dry finish.

It's a good beer and a collaboration that neither side should be ashamed of. That said, it's not world class. Maybe a little more aging would give all facets of the beer additional time to meld, but right now, there's a sharpness to it. If the edges could be dulled a bit, it would be even better.

RickS95, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

drewone, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Devil's Advocate in Minneapolis. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Lots of caramel malt with a slight red berry like tartness. There is a ton of dark fruit going on along with the malt.

Taste: More tartness here than there was in the smell. Brown sugar and dark fruit with a slight red berry tartness. Fairly similar to the smell. The finish is rather bitter, along with the sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought the tartness in this one was a bit weird. The sweet and tart didn't really get along in my opinion. I don't need any more.

oline73, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

freduardo, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of tigerbeer90
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this at the release party at pretty things beer and ale project july/august. 750 ml bottle poured into a glass. I would like to go on record in saying I have never had a stingo before. I kept this bottle b/c I hated to open it knowing I can't get boulevard in south carolina

A: pours a brown fairly clear with some deep red undertones
S: getting an earthy and tart cherry nose. perhaps a little coffee
M: a little thick but well carbonated
T: a bit bitter, although I think with this style there is supposed to be more. still get the tart cherry with a lot of woody tones
O: I've never had this style before, but I would be willing to try this again, perhaps the sam smith yorkshire stingo. Sadly, this is my last boulevard bottle of boulevard beer the smokestack series is great.

tigerbeer90, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Drewrd1988, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of pwoody11
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

pwoody11, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into three pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn and pops for the assist!

Batch Number/ 2012 - 3
Best By Date: 03 - 2013

A: Pours a deep, muddy brown with 1/4 finger of tan head on top. Retention was non-existant and no lace was left behind. A bit fugly, but we liked it anyways.

S: Deep woody/earthy notes with bits of tart cherry, chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Quite interesting in a kitchen sink sort of way.

T: Same as above. We really liked the tart flavors going on in this beer.

M: Started off fine. Full and relatively thick. But, as it came up to temp it took on a definite boozy edge that got a little tiring as the glasses wore on.

O: We liked this and always welcome the Paquette's sense of adventure when it comes to revisiting old styles/recipes.

GbVDave, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

eawolff99, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of TheSarge
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this brew on a whim, and poured it into a standard pint glass. Stingo makes a two finger thick off white head, and the body of the brew is dark ruby red in color and cleanly filtered.

The aroma is bready, fruity in the way of dark dried ones, some coffee and dark chocolate, and maybe a hint of vanilla.

Taste wise it's a blend of over ripe orange, chocolate, vanilla, oak, metallic, and kind of earthy.

Feels medium to full in body, ample carbonation, not syrupy at all, but a little warm in the end.

TheSarge, Sep 30, 2012
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.