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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%

Beerislivingproof, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottles served in a wine glass. Pours a beautiful, deep, plum-colored hue with a half inch, dense, cream-colored head embedded with pinpricks and ringlets. Nose is somewhat subdued expressing only some faint, fruity esters. Taste is reminiscent of a Quad, although not as full-bodied, with the addition of some smokey and slightly metallic notes. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an even carbonation. Overall, I can't say that I'm overly familiar with the style, having only had Sam Smith's Stingo to compare this one to. As such, in rating this to my personal preferences, I thought that it was a decent beer, but not something I need to try again, and a far cry from the better beers produced by these two breweries.

Jwale73, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Exiled, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Daniellobo, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bonkers, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of scratch69
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.

scratch69, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

kevgod, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Chimay glass. Appearance is murky and purple in hue, thin head settles into a layer. Aroma is fruity at the start with some Belgiany esters. This is quickly countered by a more robust malt presence with notes of coffee, light roast. Taste starts sweet with notes of grape and berry. This is followed with a touch of lactic tartness and a bit of bitter coffee. The flavors are mending very nicely, the tartness throws off the robust qualities. The mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, interesting and unique, but not my favorite.

homebrew311, Sep 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

nmann08, Sep 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of csiewert
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.

csiewert, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JAHMUR, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

plumcrazyfx, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ssjkyle, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Reaper16
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a ruddy looking reddish brown color, like ruby red splashed with mud. It's not so dark that you can't see through it. Two fingers of tight, light tan head (with a hint of pink in it). It dissipates to 1/4 of a finger after a few minutes, but the lacing is real nice. As most Smokestack Series beers are, this looks fantastic.

The aroma, however, is not. There's a dominant note of cardboard or wood shavings. It's like paper treated with plastic or something. Underneath that you can tell there's some interesting malt dynamics going on. Deep toasted breadcrust aromas meet a sort of light butterscotch component. There's some rose hips in here (a floral note for sure; rose hips is just what my mind associated). A healthy degree of coffee bean aroma opens up as the beer warms. Too bad for that heavy cardboardy note.

That cardboard/wood shavings note is entirely absent on the palate, thankfully. The dynamics of the malt flavors and English yeast here are quite complex. Breadcrusts and toffee and banana bread and stewed pear and rosewater and coffee beans and alcohol heat and underneath it all is some TART pear/apple. Man, that subtle tartness is refreshing. Part of the blend of this beer was allowed to sour, so this tart note is here as a result. It helps to break up the heavy coffee-and-dark-bread malt flavors. Another review here intimated that this beer, while complex, is somewhat disjointed. I must disagree. This tastes like an English Strong Ale for sure. It's coherent at every step; the tart note makes so much sense in this beer.

This bottle is perhaps a touch overcarbonated. This isn't very "stingy" with alcohol, not really, but that feeling is amplified because of the active carbonation. But I'm nitpicking. The body itself has a great feel and carries the flavors well; any thicker and this could get to be a bit much.

Overall, I find this to be a tremendous English Strong Ale. It's deeply complex and delicious. This is a smashing success.

Reaper16, Aug 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Yabev15, Aug 30, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice dark mahogany with some caramel and amber edges. There is a nice light tan head that forms and is about 1.5 inches tall. Quite small bubbles are present but the head is light and fluffy. Retention is pretty nice with some slight lacing.

Aromas of some figs and some nice sweet yet mild caramel. A bit of barrel in there? Nice rich malt nose is present. The sweetness in the nose is pretty nice with some good rich caramel notes and some darker fruits. There are some yeasty esters to it almost like it could be a wild ale. Very nice nose.

Flavor starts off with some interesting rich and slightly roasty notes. Then there is some sweetness that pops up. Malty grain notes with some underlying caramel. There is some bready notes mixed in with the sweetness and some slight tart notes that pop up here an there. There is some yeasty chalky flavors to the brew as well. Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than expected.

Not my favorite from the series but still an interesting brew.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Auror, Aug 29, 2012
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AllHailBeercules, Aug 27, 2012
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KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poura a clear, dark burgundy color with a rather large tan bubbly head. As the foam recedes there are some fairly long lasting rings of sticky lace on the glass.

Aromas begin quite dark and earthy with dark carmelized maltiness, sweeter butterscotch and some lighter fruity notes. As it warms you get some mild floral hops and some earthy, musty, oaky, leathery notes.

The tastes begin with heavy on the malts highlighted by toasted nuts, sweet toffee and caramelized sugars. Light, tart, almost tangy fruity flavors in the background with emerging leather and oak once again.

M - It was crisp and smooth. The mouthfeel is meadium to full-bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is a little heavy/chewy with some warming alcohol.

Overall this was a very tasty beer, but it should really be shared because of the intense and complex nature of the flavor profile. Glad I bought a few to see how it changes in 6 months or so.

claspada, Aug 27, 2012
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Pdrufo, Aug 27, 2012
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Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.