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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

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 12
Gots: 57 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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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..

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3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - a larger two fingers of interesting light mocha colored head. Body is cloudy and a deep amber with some purple.

S - Pretty standard. Dark, dried fruits of prunes and raisins. Some lightness to it like an earthy-greeness. Some malts and caramel.

T - Not my style. Weird dried fruits again and some cranberry. A noticeable hop on the finish. Some Indian spices.

M - Nice carbonation and the body holds up well. The downside is a taste/feel on the back of my mouth that just says, yuck.

O - It's a beer. Not something I really enjoy, but maybe others do. I'm a big fan of Boulevard, but this one is too out there.

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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-

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2012- opens with a slight pop, pours an effervescent caramel/chestnut with 3+ fingers of khaki colored head. Amazing heaad retention & lacing

S: Butterscotch, oak, much cakeyness

T: Cakeyness, woody & herbal notes, dryness, some pear notes up front. Cakeyness with some sourmash as this warms, plenty of dryness,some pears & green apples too. Finishes dry, woody, slightly fruitty & a touch sour

MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, boozey & warming

Not a bad effort, this beer will go down a bit easier on a January night than now. If you like a big beer with some twang, this is a beer for you. Well worth a try, will age well I'm sure

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a three-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. The fairly long lasting head left rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty with some tart fruity notes. A mild floral aroma, too.

T - It tasted slightly nutty with sweet toffee and caramel. The tart fruity flavor is very mild.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A full-bodied beer that felt a little heavy.

O - This is a really tasty beer, but I should really be shared. It's quite a big tasting beer.

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Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.