Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo
From Merchant du Vin, US Importers of Samuel Smith: A traditional strong ale that originated in the north of England, “Stingo” is mentioned in literature before 1700. Samuel Smith’s Stingo melds the signature elegance of the brewery’s ales with a long historical tradition. Brewed from British malts and multiple hop varieties, Stingo is fermented in open-topped stone Yorkshire Squares, then aged over a year in oak barrels that previously held cask-conditioned ale, gaining subtle complexity from the wood. Some of the barrels at Samuel Smith’s are over a century old – if a cask is damaged, the coopers carefully replace broken staves and put the cask back into service.
Samuel Smith’s Brewery – Yorkshire Stingo – 550 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 8% abv.
Appearance: Pours a medium auburn, that starts with an impressive head that dissapears within minutes of pouring.
Aroma: Green apple sourness, and other fruity aromas.
Taste: Green apple, a little bit of caramel and bread crust, finishing off with ever so slight bitterness.
Moutfheel: Medium bodied, and a little puckering.
Overall: Very suprised at what came out of this bottle. Flavorful, complex, strong, sour.