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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LittleDon
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2, 2012, Best by 3-2013
I was a bit concerned since, according to the "best by" date, this beer was 6 months past its prime. Overall, however, it didn't appear to suffer. Dark brown and opaque, the carbonation was sufficient enough to produce a healthy head. Lots of toffee, both smell and taste, along with dried fruit and molasses. While the hops might have been gone, there was still a slight sourness on the finish along with some pepper and a bit of alcohol. Reminds me of what a drier version of a Wee Heavy would taste like. Medium heavy bodied and mouthfeel leaning toward the soft side.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy brown with a big tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is pretty fragrant with nice notes of chocolate malt, dark ripe grapes, figs, and a hint of vanilla.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. There are flavors of tart cherries, dark fruits, cocoa, and chocolate milk.

M: The feel is creamy but the carbonation is a bit too bubbly for my tastes. It almost seems overcarbed a bit...may be better with some age.

O: This was an interesting beer but not something I would drink all the time. I would like to try this again in a few years.

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  Pitch black abyss crowned with a full finger of creamy cappuccino froth. Beautiful lacing on the sides that cling and won't let go.  

S:  Roasted malts, bourbon and coke, dark bread yeast, bubblegum, and banana taffy. 

T/M:  Sweet dark fruits, aged oak, roasted toffee, candied malt, bubblegum, brown sugar, flat coke and bournon, luke warm bitter breakfast coffee, and banana with clove. Finish is creamy and lingers smoldered grains,aged oak and subtle souring yeast at the end.  The overall palate has an aged tone to it which works well. 

O:  So excited to see this on tap.  I have a bottle at the house but jumped on the opportunity to review on tap. As expected this is a huge winner in my book. Excellent complex flavors, roasty, bready, great alcohol flavor and a surprising sour kick at the end. Be sure to try this you won't be let down. Cheers! 

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lot darker than I imagined with its nearly black body; only when held up to a light can you see the black cherry color. Really nice head formation, settling into a thick cream crop; leaves fine lacing.

Lots of malt in the nose, some nutty and chocolate hints, and really great fruit notes—particularly cherry, in a way that reminds me of a light kriek.

There’s a wine-like flavor quality to it; almost a tannic, dry finish. There’s also milk chocolate, raisin, cocoa, and fruit. Mouthfeel is full, with a luxurious velvety texture, and thankfully it’s not syrupy. It really kind of reminds of an old ale cut with a brown ale. Finishes sweet and slightly tart—like chocolate-covered cherries.

I liked this more than I thought I would. Lots of complexity and yet it’s drinkable despite its heft and malt-forward nature.

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

Poured from 750ml bottle into Globe glass.

A. Wouldn't be a Smokestack series beer without a well carbonated pour. Pours 3 fingers of offwhite head. Great retention. Pretty thick lacing. Color is a very dark amber brown.

S. Some earthiness, and some musty yeast smell. Followed by some pretty sweet malt, with a touch of dark fruit. A little bit of brown sugar, and molasses with some spiciness. Get a little bit of Brett on the nose.

T. Some earthy nutty malt flavor is predominant. A bit of sweetness comes out towards the end with some caramel and brown sugar, but it is pretty dry up front. Some amber/nut brown qualities. Pretty smooth. No alcohol flavor or presence. Not overly complex or extremely flavorful. As it warmed up got more Brett flavors on the back of the tongue.

M. Medium/full bodied. Good carbonation. Finishes with a slight touch of lingering sweetness.

O. Probably not the most exciting Smokestack series beer that I have had, but its different. Its nice to see the exploration of different styles.

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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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