Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Collaboration No. 3 - StingoCollaboration No. 3 - Stingo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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

Added by sjverla on 08-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
55
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into an imperial pint glass. Pours a nice clear amber w/ lively carbonation. A big fluffy khaki head slowly settles to a dense pillow of foam.

Aroma is malty, minerally, with a vaguely vegetal quality. Chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, caramel.

Taste is malty, caramelly, sweet and sugary with a distinctly bitter counterpoint. That same vaguely minerally taste, like baking soda in water.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Carbonation keeps it light on the tongue. Bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice, drinkable, malty English ale.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a nice dark brown and has a nice creamy tan head which dissipated over time. Not as dark as a stout but darker than a brown ale.

Smell - poured into a tulip glass and it has a very unique smell - smells tart. Very much unlike any other dark beer. Doesn't smell like a brown ale and doesn't smell like a stout. More like a dark bread - perhaps somewhere near a rye or pumpernickel.

Taste - I really liked this beer as it warmed up. Uniquely complex tastes that stick around in your mouth for awhile. As it warms up it gets nice and malty, which I prefer. Not quite as roasted as a stout or porter, but moreso than a brown ale. You don't pick up the coffee or chocolate flavors which dominate a stout.

Overall - I keep referring to this as somewhere between a brown ale and stout across many of the categories. That is the best way I can compare this. I definitely enjoyed it on a cool night when I was not necessarily in the mood for a stout but was wanting something "different". I would buy this again and look forward to it. I kept setting it down thinking I was done with it but kept going back to it for another sip.

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Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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