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

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Samuel Smith's Yorkshire StingoSamuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 12-22-2008

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Ratings: 943 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light sticky lacing. The smell had some dark roasty malts with a nice dark coffee and a light dark fruitiness running all over. The taste was combined through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. Overall, for the most part, this was a pretty good English Strong Ale.

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Photo of mynie
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wonderful label. Brand name is very appealingly English.

Pours a dark red bordering on brown. Small little wisp of a head. I poured it into a large pint glass but I think a goblet probably would have been a better choice.

Smells of fruity malt and strong, sticky caramel. The malt profile is similar to relatively old school Strong ales, such as a Arrogant Bastard, only with a much more subdued and English hop profile. I've never quite smelled anything like it, and a little strange at first, but I began to like it after a few sniffs.

Tastes smoother than the aroma. Caramel and fruit start things off, moving into a juicy middle with some nodes of black tea. The finish is sweet and alcoholic. The body is a little thin on the back, which weighs things down a bit, but overall it's nicely done.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The poured a murky brown color imwith mocha bubbles.

Smell - The beer had a pretty straight malty nosebwith some spice.

Taste - My first impression was the taste of leather. Prunes and dry malts followed shortly thereafter. Leather and mild sweet dark fruits lingered in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - For the style carbonation was mellow leaving a nice coating sensation.

Overall - This 2010 vintage aged very nicely.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer #600!!

A- This is a very muddy looking brew, with rich light brown, copper/bronze, red and orange tones throughout. The head is small, off white and soap like bubbles permeating! The carbonation appears to be very refined and from what I can see, there seems to be a fair bit of it too! Retention appears to be quite good and the lacing is good as well....plenty of small bubbly goodness hangs around the glass after a good swirl. I also love how much stubborn yeast is layered in the bottom of the doesn't want to come out but with a lot of work, I will be consuming it!

S- Dark dried fruits like fig/golden raisin and malted chocolate are immediately upfront....creamed coffee, yeasty bread, toffee/caramel malt sweetness throughout and the finish is robust, lingering and sweet as well. This makes me think it will be a sweet syrupy brew!

T- Full cream, yeast, milky chocolate, caramel, butterscotch and a touch of mocha are all dominant flavors right away without even thinking about it. Underlying hints of old rummy oak barrel, fig, buttery Christmas pudding....almost dessert like, but the finish makes sure that you taste the fine hop cones used to round it out. Overall a superbly blended flavor profile....UNBELIEVABLE!

M/O- This is full bodied, with exquisitely smooth carbonation and the booze is I've been aging this one for a good 4 years and like a fine wine, this one is worthy and I'm guessing, is much better with some age! Anyone who has this ought to try putting it away and give it a go down the will not be disappointed! My expectation was always high for this one and Sam Smith did not disappoint! Will most definitely seek out again, and I need a long vacation to Tadcaster!!

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Photo of n2pux
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesertFox24
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjwarren
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Superb brew. Beautiful cloudy copper brown pour. Smell is sweet and boozy. Dark fruit and butterscotch. Makes you think it will be sweet. Taste is butterscotch, raisin, fig and a little boozy sweetness. Taste reminds me of a pudding. Feel is the best part. Despite there being some sweetness the finish stays dry. Velvety smoothness caresses your mouth. Delightful.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy copper colored with maybe a slightly orange cast; pours with effervescence reminiscent a draft with bottom to top clearing. Foamy off-white head with moderate persistence.
S: Sweet, medium malts, molasses, carrot
T: Again sweet,medium malts, biscuit, with a dark fruit note. Very smooth but effervescence dissipates rapidly.
M: Medium bodied, again with a very smooth feel. Definitely a "go to" drink.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Fairly hazy brown with amber edges. Beautiful and very durable head.

Flavors are fruits and burnt fruits and very delicate hops (noble?). Very good. Smooth and lightly carbonated.


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Photo of newdamage1
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kotzbauerm
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aberjack
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricke49
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A once a year treat for my palate. Very rich ale, but not so sweet or heavy as to be off putting. The oak / creamy / fig-dark fruits flavors produce a hugely pleasurable taste and mouthfeel. English through and through.

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Photo of Radcpa
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark appearance. Very mild aroma. Taste was very disappointing for a beer that received such good reviews. I think this one is overrated and should be left on the shelf.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

The look a solid oaky brown color with a delicious lacy amount of foam. The smell is akin to apple cider with a hint of raisins? The taste is smooth and reminds me of cinnamon and pudding. I don't taste much coffee but I'm ok with that because I'm not sure how much coffee would fit into this. The feel is good and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Overall this is a decent beer, but it reminds me of a winter warmer more than a strong ale.

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Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wc94wc
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexmortus
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 943 ratings
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