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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness and a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that special.

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Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of RickS95
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich, dark brown. Almost thick looking. There's some lighter red notes to keep it from getting too dark, but no light is making its way through. The head is relatively thin and lacks much retention.

The bottle talks about complexity and it starts with the smell. It's got the malty backbone that allows brewers to do a lot with it, and they've done plenty with this. In addition to some darker, malty scents, there's the fruity esters of dark, ripe fruits. From time to time, it seemed I could pick up a faint smokiness. On top of all that, there's the alcohol. It's not overpowering, just enough to let you know it's there.

While there was little in the way of a head, there's plenty of carbonation, so much so that it masks some of the flavors. The alcohol is a bit stronger than the smell. The fruitiness is present. Pretty malty with a cola-like caramel taste.

Like I said earlier, there is an abundance of carbonation. Combined with alcohol and some acid and it really keeps your tongue guessing. Slight tartness. Initially a heavy feel, but the carbonation balances it well. Dry finish.

It's a good beer and a collaboration that neither side should be ashamed of. That said, it's not world class. Maybe a little more aging would give all facets of the beer additional time to meld, but right now, there's a sharpness to it. If the edges could be dulled a bit, it would be even better.

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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of oline73
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Devil's Advocate in Minneapolis. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Lots of caramel malt with a slight red berry like tartness. There is a ton of dark fruit going on along with the malt.

Taste: More tartness here than there was in the smell. Brown sugar and dark fruit with a slight red berry tartness. Fairly similar to the smell. The finish is rather bitter, along with the sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought the tartness in this one was a bit weird. The sweet and tart didn't really get along in my opinion. I don't need any more.

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Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tigerbeer90
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this at the release party at pretty things beer and ale project july/august. 750 ml bottle poured into a glass. I would like to go on record in saying I have never had a stingo before. I kept this bottle b/c I hated to open it knowing I can't get boulevard in south carolina

A: pours a brown fairly clear with some deep red undertones
S: getting an earthy and tart cherry nose. perhaps a little coffee
M: a little thick but well carbonated
T: a bit bitter, although I think with this style there is supposed to be more. still get the tart cherry with a lot of woody tones
O: I've never had this style before, but I would be willing to try this again, perhaps the sam smith yorkshire stingo. Sadly, this is my last boulevard bottle of boulevard beer the smokestack series is great.

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Photo of markgoodman10
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Drewrd1988
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of pwoody11
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of GbVDave
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into three pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn and pops for the assist!

Batch Number/ 2012 - 3
Best By Date: 03 - 2013

A: Pours a deep, muddy brown with 1/4 finger of tan head on top. Retention was non-existant and no lace was left behind. A bit fugly, but we liked it anyways.

S: Deep woody/earthy notes with bits of tart cherry, chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Quite interesting in a kitchen sink sort of way.

T: Same as above. We really liked the tart flavors going on in this beer.

M: Started off fine. Full and relatively thick. But, as it came up to temp it took on a definite boozy edge that got a little tiring as the glasses wore on.

O: We liked this and always welcome the Paquette's sense of adventure when it comes to revisiting old styles/recipes.

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Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheSarge
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this brew on a whim, and poured it into a standard pint glass. Stingo makes a two finger thick off white head, and the body of the brew is dark ruby red in color and cleanly filtered.

The aroma is bready, fruity in the way of dark dried ones, some coffee and dark chocolate, and maybe a hint of vanilla.

Taste wise it's a blend of over ripe orange, chocolate, vanilla, oak, metallic, and kind of earthy.

Feels medium to full in body, ample carbonation, not syrupy at all, but a little warm in the end.

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Photo of JEdmund
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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Photo of Prestonlegal
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Cramerican
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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