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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

410 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 410
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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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-12-2013 17:03:42 | More by beerist
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-09-2013 23:31:30 | More by DonFrap
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-08-2013 17:40:02 | More by AngusOg
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 7/1/13 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, maple and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, licorice and maple. Then a hearty malt character comes in along with a mild alcohol sting. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-30-2013 17:33:16 | More by JamLand
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-29-2013 00:18:36 | More by illidurit
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-28-2013 14:03:45 | More by doremite
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-28-2013 00:16:00 | More by songstress624
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-26-2013 22:55:40 | More by RKing44
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-21-2013 14:08:42 | More by csfcmitchell
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2013 01:27:51 | More by dfillius
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-14-2013 21:53:28 | More by MGodduclan5
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-13-2013 19:32:35 | More by djre4orm
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a ruby red color with 2+ fingers of bubbly tan head that fizzles down to nothing after a few minutes

S: Quite complex. Starts off with some roasted malts and peppery, earthy hops and goes into a good bit of woodiness, toffee, and fruits. Also get a light tartness throughout

T: Starts off a little spicy with a hint of banana and other lighter fruits. Slowly transitions into toffee, roasted malts, cocoa, and wood while maintaining a bit of tartness. Lightly acidic, but the alcohol is very well hidden under the multiple layers

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: I've definitely never had anything quite like this before. There is a nice woodiness to go along with an underlying tartness that really balances everything out. A good mix of spiciness, fruitiness, and maltiness really ups the complexity. Pick some up if you can

Serving type: bottle

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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-10-2013 11:57:33 | More by jarrgal
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle int tulip glass, bottled in 3/2012. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, apple, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, floral, pepper, oak, brown sugar, clove, light roast, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, apple, pear, fig, toast, molasses, toffee, biscuit, floral, nuttiness, oak, light chocolate, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of light and dark fruits, caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, biscuit, light roast, light chocolate, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of toasted malt and fruity ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent English strong ale. All around nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 04:39:08 | More by superspak
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Knuckles_Nuclear

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured an opaque brown with a firm head that disappeared quickly. It smelled sour and boozy, with earthy rye and coffee notes.

This one tasted exactly as it smelled. I caught a heavy boozy flavor amongst coffee, rye bread crust, and perhaps some dark chocolate. Very complex. I could enjoy one of these every once and awhile.

Serving type: bottle

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Hopprof

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Five Seasons Prado in Sandy Springs in a tulip glass. This was one of the brewery's guest draughts. At first sip I detect copious toffee, caramel, and candied flavours. There is somewhat of a peat and herbal feel to it. There could be a bit more of a hop profile, but no complaints. I would liken this to a Scotch ale. It is very easy drinking and not a hint of booziness, which is great. I am quickly discovering Boulevard is like the little girl with the curl: when they are good, they are very, very good, but when they are bad, well....People's Exhibit A, Single Wide.

Serving type: on-tap

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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-04-2013 02:16:30 | More by cooler4life
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opened the bottle and had a gusher to clean up. Luckily I didn't lose too much.

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, and a tan 2 finger head, which quickly fades to a small collar, and leaves nice lacing. the aroma has cherries, figs, plums, raisins, brown sugar, and toffee.

The taste is both sweet and bitter with roasted malt, bread crust, alcohol, cherries, figs, plums, raisins, brown sugar, and toffe. The roasted malt, which I could not smell, took over the majority of the taste. I don't think it should have been added, and am of the opinion that the dark roasted malt negatively affects the taste of the beer.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes dry, and has a roasted malt aftertaste. This beer has too much going on and is a bit of a mess, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Not much of a head. Some wisps remain. Some clinging to the glass occurs.

Smell - Big fruity nose. Dark fruits, plums and such. Caramel. A little bit yeasty, maybe? Some esters coming off.

Taste - Similar to the nose initially. Lots of plums and cherry. Some faint acidity. Caramel in the middle, but gives way to a bunch of oak in the back. Some darker malts prevail as well, lending a bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Dry oaky finish. Medium body, maybe pushing medium heavy.

Overall - I was expecting a bit more of the oak tang, but the flavors are nice. I'm enjoying it.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 03:07:30 | More by Alieniloquium
Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.