Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
I remember the first time I tried this beer a few years ago. It was Christmas day in fact, I sitting watching Wallace and Gromit whilst eating Wensleydale cheese. You could call it an ultimate Yorkshire experience. It goes well with Wensleydale. Pouring a deep amber with reddish tones Stingo is a mellow, warming approachable winter warmer where woody, dried fruit and vanilla nuances play off sweet caramelised malts. The finish turns slightly dry and the oak influence is quite subtle given that its oak aged.
In a strange way this beer reminds me of when I (just about) lived in Yorkshire. It's smooth, mild, complex and heavy all in one. In the words of an old Dray man I used to work with; '"Nice mouthfeel".