Collaboration No. 3 - Stingo | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Collaboration No. 3 - StingoCollaboration No. 3 - Stingo

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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.

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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 428
Photo of mdcrouser
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks outstanding - dark chocolate brown beer sits beneath 2+ fingers of frothy creamy tan head. Looks solid, without being intimidating.

Yum - smells especially English. Dark fruits, sugar, yeasty bread. Like walking into a great restaurant, with smells hitting your nose independently and in waves.

Big fruits, singing through a malty breadiness and molasses, lingering in the mouth for minutes afterwards. Hoppiness follows woodsy, with grassiness and pine. I'm picking up just a hint of the tartness noted. Wow, that's good. Strong, but subtle.

Tingling on the tongue, not quite stinging as the name would imply, but close. Sticky to close, filling the back of the throat - figgy pudding, perhaps? Would pair well with a side of it, for sure.

Though not a favorite style of mine, this is an outstandingly good beer - I'm going to enjoy all of it. Should've bought a second.

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Two great breweries, collabing together to make something interesting, I hope it's good.

Pours a 1.5 finger fluffy head that fades semi slowly with nice lines of lacing, super dark molasses brown colored beer with hints of ruby light.

Nose starts with lots of dark malts, biscuit malts, brown slight toasty, caramel, toffee, molasses, little syrupy sweet candy, and a bit nutty. Then Some herbal hops, earthy and little grassy, typical of English bitter and very typical of Pretty Things. As it warms a hint of mocha comes through, and just a touch of booze.

Taste comes through smoothly, more porter like than expected, with rich brown and dark malts, a little biscuit and toasty brown malts, lots of fluffy caramel and toffee, fairly nutty, and plenty of molasses candy. There is a light candi sugar like sweetness as well with a decent booze kick, light esters and even a slight fusel alcohol. The hops come again with the earthy herbal UK style Pretty Things like hops, with a decent bitterness and herbal grassy flavor. There is also a light fruity taste, part from esters, and parts from the other additions, with hints of fig and raisin, and some tart like flavors. Finish is a bit drier but still fairly sweet, some warming almost fusel booze, lots of candy and syrupy flavors with molasses, caramel, toffee, nutty flavors lingering.

mouth is med to a bit fuller richer bodied, lighter but decent carb, plenty of warming booze.

Overall OK but not great, nice malts very rich and tasty, but the typical UK style hops I don't really like, and quite boozy tasting. The fruits and tartness were another interesting additions.

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Photo of Dope
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2012-1. Best by 03/2013. Just released a week or two ago.

A: Pours a dark brown with a big fluffy tan head. Fades reasonaly slowly, leaving pretty decent lacework behind.

S: A bit of toasted bread with a hint of nuts. Kind of tart smelling, bringing a bit of dark fruit with it.

T: Lots of toasted dark bread. A little bit of a tart element in the middle with some lactic quality. Ends nutty with a bit of toffee. Cocoa and nuts linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, a little drying.

O: Very unusual brew. Never had a Stingo before. It's a malty english-style ale very near a brown ale but not quite enough toasted malt and nuttiness; there is that odd lactic sourness in the middle too. The overall aroma and flavor is actually quite subdued for 8.5%. It tastes and smells like a 5% mildly sour brown ale is the best way I can describe it.

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Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The liquid is brown and a bit cloudy. Huge head that dissipates slowly, leaving plenty of lacey foam on the glass.

Smells like toasted bread. There's a little bit of semi-sweet chocolate in the nose as well.

A little more semi-sweet cocoa to the flavor than in the smell. There's a bit of sourness. Good hop finish which makes the aftertaste reminiscent of a Brown Ale. Neutral body and carbonation.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 ml poured into a Pretty Things glass.

A: pours a beautiful dark brown with two fingers of slightly browned head that dissapate slowly and leavs some beautiful lacing.

S: dark breadyness, light notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee and coffee, a slight Belgian soapyness, and as the beer warms I begin to pick up on the slight tartness described on the label. There is a nice nuttyness to the aroma as well.

T: the tartness is deffinatly more present in the flavor profile, adding slight notes of tart apple/pear and hints of cherry. The backbone is deliciously malty. I also get a light bannana note, I'm assuming from the yeast. The backbone is dark bread, and a beautiful nuttyness, deffinatly reminds me of a brown ale, along with notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel And toffe. This is deffinatly a unique and delicious brew. Beautifully complex and well balanced.

M: medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and sharp medium carbonation that stings the tounge towards the finish. A touch dry on the finish with a slightly tart aftertaste.

O: this is a very unique and delicious beer. Wonderfully complex and well balanced, refreshing and malty. Reminds me very much of a delicious brown ale with a touch of tartness thrown in. Very awesome.

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Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stingo! I was excited to hear that two of my favorite brewers would be working together. But a stingo?

Rich, dark brown pour, fluffy two fingers of off-white. Just looks great.

Smells like mild coffee, sort of sour, dairy-sour, some obvious brown ale characteristics as well. Smells like a calm, wild brown ale.

Tart, lactic, mildly creamy, burnt sugar, hazelnut, root beer candy. Everything is soft-spoken too, which I found odd for something this robust in abv.

Mouthfeel is actually quite light, and a tad drying. No idea that this is 8.5%.

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Photo of sjverla
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nose: Really awesome. Coffee, toffee and sugar wafers. Some hints of caramel and dark fruit. Bready yeast and a hint of spice.

Appearance: Hazy chocolate-mahogany with about a quarter-inch of frothy head.

Taste: It's immediately tart, but gives was to roasty coffee and chocolate. The alcohol is prominent and appropriately "stingy" but not overwhelming. A mildly bitter finish mixes with lingering tartness.

Overall: Nicely done twist on an old and novel style.

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