Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire StingoSamuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire StingoSamuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdagnew on 12-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,232
Reviews:
457
Ratings:
944
pDev:
10.49%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
130
Trade:
5
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2012

A: A deep amber with 2 fingers of tan head on the pour which dissipates to a thin rim with little to no lacing.

S: Caramel and honey along with sweet dried fruits, mainly dates. Hints of crisp green apples and a slight tone of dank wet wood.

T: Sweet malt notes of caramel, toffee and honey followed by dates and lightly yeasty bread. Wet wood and earthiness on the finish. Light warmth of alcohol esters and hints of herbal notes in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and slightly syrupy. Lightly fizzy up front with little to no carbonation through the middle and the finish.

O: A complex and warm flavoured beer owing to the use of old oak casks making an interesting sipping beer and would be well paired with dessert and cigars.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Auraan
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich, cloudy, dark amber with a one finger off-white head that dissipated slowly to an off-white ring leaving little lacing. It looks excellent, yeasty and traditional. Scents of caramel, toffee, sour green apple, rich, dark bread, fruity esters, brown sugar, yeasty aromas and hints of oak. A wonderful, well rounded, rich, complex and alluring aroma. Truly excellent, showcasing the malt forward nature of the beer, the yeast and the oak cask aging. Flavor begins sweet, with caramel, toffee and honey, alongside some mellow notes of apple. Fruity flavors, including apple, but also dark fruit, raisin and prune mostly, appear in the middle and continue into the finish. Also appearing in the middle of the sip is a nice, bready malt flavor. Towards the finish and in the aftertaste there is a bit of oak and some faint wild yeast funk. A rich, complex combination of flavors, hitting all the notes I enjoy in a malty sweet beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slightly drying, yet also sticky feel and light carbonation. A very easy to drink ale that goes down smooth and quick, hiding its ABV. Overall this is an excellent Strong Ale. It has a rich, complex and truly wonderous aroma and flavor profile combination, aided in drinkability by its mellow carbonation and semi-drying mouthfeel. The barrel aging makes this beer a complex, yet not overwhelming ale. A wonderful beer and well worth the somewhat steep price.

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the classic Samuel Smith bottle into a tulip glass. A dark orange amber brew, looks like moderately strong English breakfast tea, with around four fingers of resilient beige foam. Aroma is sublime. Sweet, dark, and fruity smells greet the drinker, with raisin/grape/plum, buttertart, toffee, herbal tincture, and sour apple notes all blending together to yield a pretty distinctive nose that is not easily forgotten. Palate is similarly sweet and fruity. I might describe the overall impression as more fruity, herbal, and tea-like than expected, although there is certainly a rich rum cake component that peeks out of the mix ... Evokes marmalade and toast, crabapple, lemon, licorice candy, walnut, and floral Darjeerling tea. Some Goldings hop character apparent. Richly complex but weighted towards the fruit and herb flavors rather than the malts. Not particularly sweet, almost light and fresh, with a decent chewy body (on the thin side for the style?) and a very smooth, low carbonation mouthfeel. Faint alcohol presence although this grows over time. Includes the usual Samuel Smith kiss of diacetyl and some oak wood in the dryish finish. Well done and rather unique in the universe of English style "old ales" and barleywines.

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque copper colored body topped by a creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing.
S: Caramel, oak, fruit and bread aromas.
T: Toffee, raisin, fruit and biscuity malt flavors abound in this hearty ale. Ethanol presence is moderate.
M: Smooth and creamy with a warming finish.
O: Excellent Strong Ale.

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Half a 550 ml into a pint glass. My first Stingo, bottled in 2010, so a few years on it. From open, pour, and throughout the first glass, the aroma is amazing. Very precise smell, won't forget it. Taste is so mellow and sweet, very smooth. Not much to not like about this. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, almost dirty amber; nice, root beer like, beige head. Rich apple cider aroma and hints of sour dough. Very distinctive flavor; the oak is noticeable, spices, grapes, no bitterness, smooth and malty, excellent. Leaves the mouth a little dry, but no unpleasantly bitter. Overall outstanding.

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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 944 ratings
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