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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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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-24-2012 18:47:46 | More by snowmaggedon
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into Globe glass.

A. Wouldn't be a Smokestack series beer without a well carbonated pour. Pours 3 fingers of offwhite head. Great retention. Pretty thick lacing. Color is a very dark amber brown.

S. Some earthiness, and some musty yeast smell. Followed by some pretty sweet malt, with a touch of dark fruit. A little bit of brown sugar, and molasses with some spiciness. Get a little bit of Brett on the nose.

T. Some earthy nutty malt flavor is predominant. A bit of sweetness comes out towards the end with some caramel and brown sugar, but it is pretty dry up front. Some amber/nut brown qualities. Pretty smooth. No alcohol flavor or presence. Not overly complex or extremely flavorful. As it warmed up got more Brett flavors on the back of the tongue.

M. Medium/full bodied. Good carbonation. Finishes with a slight touch of lingering sweetness.

O. Probably not the most exciting Smokestack series beer that I have had, but its different. Its nice to see the exploration of different styles.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 21:32:21 | More by siradmiralnelson
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2012 13:27:48 | More by hiphopj5
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2012 04:14:37 | More by Gatch
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danems64


4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2012 01:06:18 | More by danems64
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mdfb79

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 08/17/12 notes. Had on tap at Stoddard's in Boston, MA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, bananas, and burnt malts, and some like brett. Pretty nice malty nose.

t - Tastes or burnt malts, toasted malts, roasted malts, nuts, light fruits, caramel malts, toffee, light funk/brett.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. A little bit overcarbonated but nice.

o - Overall a pretty good beer. Tons of dark malts and some light brett, another nice beer from Boulevard I'd have again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2012 20:37:00 | More by mdfb79
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christophmathis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2012 03:27:20 | More by christophmathis
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GregSVT

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy brown with a big tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is pretty fragrant with nice notes of chocolate malt, dark ripe grapes, figs, and a hint of vanilla.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. There are flavors of tart cherries, dark fruits, cocoa, and chocolate milk.

M: The feel is creamy but the carbonation is a bit too bubbly for my tastes. It almost seems overcarbed a bit...may be better with some age.

O: This was an interesting beer but not something I would drink all the time. I would like to try this again in a few years.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 01:57:56 | More by GregSVT
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ncfranklin

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mo cork & caged. I've never had a "stingo" before, so here we go.

A: Rusty dark brown pours with a small finger frothy tan head. Thick and very hazy.

S: What an odd aroma. Roasty aromas, biscuit, light chocolate? Fitting of the dark color.

T: Very curious beer. Rich and malt up front. A middle of some biting grassy english hops is present, and this odd sourlike tartness in the finish. The blending here is very good, as the flavors aren't overpowered by any other.

M: Medium body, but it's surprisingly crisp. Dry finish.

O: Well, a "stingo" has a little sting... and a lot of o. Malty, tart, bitter, it's kinda all over the place. Enjoyable however in depth.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 01:04:01 | More by ncfranklin
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Andy1022

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-21-2012 20:10:04 | More by Andy1022
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wtfdic

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-21-2012 14:05:36 | More by wtfdic
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ctwinne


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-21-2012 01:29:10 | More by ctwinne
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-21-2012 00:22:39 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-20-2012 23:21:55 | More by Goldfishman
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-20-2012 13:32:32 | More by herman77
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SteveGathje

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-20-2012 11:07:56 | More by SteveGathje
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shebby

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-20-2012 03:50:30 | More by shebby
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-20-2012 00:54:31 | More by mkennedy119
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a light lattice and head that lasts an okay amount of time. As for smell, it is faint. But I detect an almost cheap brandy kind of smell. That probably says more about me than the actual beer. As for taste, it is sour. There is a distinct lack of bitte beer hops, and it could use some. It is pretty sour in the aftertaste, but it does have a touch of some burnt coffee to it. Overall, it is okay.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 23:15:52 | More by Ilafan
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inandon

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - Dark chestnut brown. Lacey white head that leaves a thin rim about the glass.

Smell - heavy caramel, coffee, with a hint of chocolate reminds me of almost a stout.

Taste - GOOD! Light on the tongue, notes of coffee. The description on the bottom "a hint of tartness against a rich, malty background"

Another win for boulevard. Seems like a great mix with Pretty Things. Definitely something to pick up unless you hate coffee beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 20:35:02 | More by inandon
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-19-2012 02:10:50 | More by cbeer88
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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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chugalug06

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Five-finger, off white, soapy head rises and falls fast. Brew is hazy redish copper with lots of brown. Not overly impressive.

No hop profile. Very malty and lots of caramel. Nothing complex or intriguing.

Very papery and wet feeling. Smooth and not sugary. No roughness or feel of heat. Bitterness brings along some dryness too. Hops are nonexistent.. Pretty bland.

Very underwhelming. Not impressive. Not recommended.

I expected A LOT more from this collaboration..

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 21:24:17 | More by chugalug06
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2012 19:23:25 | More by ryanpj
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.