Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo

Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo

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Brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Tadcaster, United Kingdom

Style:  English Strong Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Bottle conditioned only. Some of the oak casks at Samuel Smith’s date back more than a century with the individual oak staves being replaced by the Old Brewery coopers over the years. Gradually the casks soak in more & more of the character of the ale fermented in stone Yorkshire squares. Yorkshire Stingo is aged for at least a year, matured in these well-used oak casks in the brewery’s underground cellars deriving fruit, raisin, treacle toffee, Christmas pudding and slight oaky flavours, before being further naturally conditioned in bottle.

ID: 36924 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank668
Overall Percentile98.7
Style Rank4 of 353
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.920
Weighted Score3.767
Standard Deviation0.260

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer was given to me. A solid hop presence, low carbonation. Brownish to brown/ruby hue. Smells of wood and malt. A very nice beer and true to the English ale style.

  • FISHINGFAST 684 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out a clear root bear color. The aroma is of heavy caramel, nuts and oak. The mouthfeel is good but not thick. The taste is simple and the ABV is noticeable. It's somewhat creamy.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear copper amber with small off-white foam head. Aroma is bit weak. Taste is quite different, different mixture. Little fruity, little scotch, little woody. Aftertaste is long lasting, barley, woody. (Velp 201304)

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    The first thing that popped in my head after smelling this was Christmas,-vanilla, wood, alcohol, baked bread, caramel,raisins, dates, figs,and cinnamon. All these aromas translated over to the flavor side and complimented the others, the alcohol wasnt really noticeable just a warming sensation. Overall its a bit pricey, but a very nice offering from Sam Smith, I think i will pick up another one of these during the holidays.

  • SIGMUND 5269 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    550 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. 2009 brew, BB June 2012. ABV is 9%. Copper to chestnut coloured beer, large off-white head. Strong sweetish malty and vinous aroma, notes of raisins, caramel and oak. The flavour is also malty, oaky and vinous, with notes of old sherry, treacle and raisins, tolerable hops in the finish. Harmonious, elegant and very enjoyable.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Deep brown pour with a tight creamy head that is sustained leaving some nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, light breads, sweet fruits, some nuttiness, alcohol, earthy hops. Big flavor, malts forward, nutty and slightly fruity, with the slight caramel sweetness I expected cut by good dose of earthy hops and light alcohol. Super nice big English beer. Wish list item marked off...

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A brownish/copper color that was cloudy and hazy. Orange highlights abound at the bottom of the glass. An off white, mostly creamy, smooth head with nice size and above average retention with an easy pour. Adequate lacing is left behind. A malt dominated nose with characteristics of dried, dark fruits. A "woody" aroma is very pleasant and fits in perfectly. I got a dried apple chip type smell in there also. Sweet!!! It does kind of smell Christmas-y with the dried fruits in there. With the taste, I once again obtained the dried, dark fruit along with a Bourbon flavoring mixed with the "woody" tones. Malty tones that seem to be somewhat toasted. Some relaxed flavors of caramel and toffee. Well balanced. Rather sweet tasting. Medium to medium/full mouthfeel. Chewy, dry and smooth. Some welcome alcohol warmth teetering on a slight burn at the back of the throat. Covers the palate justly until the next sip. Another solid effort from Sam Smith's. A very enjoyable beer. One for sipping. It filled me up, so the drinkability is not as high as some others from the brewery. Rather sweet also. I would have it again with ease, but it's not a brew I would want on a regular basis. I would like it several times a year though. Worth a try.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Available locally, but way overpriced...fortunately this was sent my way along with a box full of other beers from a free beer giveaway over on Ratebeer. Subtle wood and whiskey soaked vanilla bean influences permeate an already well made strong ale. Medium bodied and creamy smooth, it was a great beer to sip on.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    this one came with some hype. i'd never heard of it and likely wouldn't have bought one for a long while, especialy at $11, but a friend noticed this beer appearing on many best of 2010 lists including DRAFT mag, so... smells fruity, malty, oaky...a little alcohol, fruity almost like a belgian. ruddy dark ale. you can taste the abv, which i'm accustomed to not noticing at 8%, but the warming afterglow is quite nice. overall, very tasty - raisins, wood, toffee, no real hop presence. lastinf sweet aftertaste. a little oversweet, which prevents it from being elite, but it is quite good, and with one whiff, you can tell it's a sam smith beer.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Froom Firefly. Poured a body of hazy dark amber under a creamy ivory head. Aroma was quite interesting, being floral with no suggestion of the high ABV. Taste, however, did show the ABV, along with a malt sweetness, particularly at the finish. Rich mouthfeel.

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