Topper’s notes: In my humble opinion of one, this beer is good for your mental, physical and emotional health! in cold dark months of a Montana winter (anytime really) it only takes one bottle and all is well with the world! Prost.
The History of Yorkshire Stingo
Stingo, traditional strong ale originating in the north of England, is mentioned in literature before 1700. Samuel Smith’s Stingo melds the fine history of this style with the signature elegance of the brewery. Brewed from British malt and multiple hop varieties, Stingo is fermented in open-topped stone “Yorkshire Squares,” with the Samuel Smith ale yeast strain. It is then aged in oak barrels that previously held cask-conditioned ale, gaining complexity and depth from the wood. Samuel Smith’s Stingo ages for a year at the brewery before release. Bottle conditioning – bottling the beer with live yeast for carbonation – produces soft conditioning as well as a fruity aroma and finish. Samuel Smith’s Yorkshire Stingo was first released in the US in August 2009. Please note: Stingo has the year brewed on the back label. Due to barrel aging & bottle-conditioning, the release year is one year after the year brewed.
Rich, deep, flavors of toffee, raisin, dried fruit, caramel; waves of flavor ascend and ebb leaving soft oak notes. Bottle conditioning creates elegant conditioning and satisfying fruitiness.
ABV: 8.0% (2016 release – brewed in 2015) – OG: 1.080 – IBU: 30-35
(2009, 2011, 2014 & 2015 release: ABV 8.0%; 2010, 2012 & 2013 release: ABV 9.0%)
Nutritional info (2015 release): Serving Size – 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 282; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 28.9 mg; Total Carbohydrates 20.5 g (7% DV); Sugars 1.3 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)