Samuel Smith Yorkshire Stingo...$6.99 / pint
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. 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.