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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
White Stout is the ultimate beer in our "White Range". While the word "stout" has come to mean a dark beer, the original meaning was strong and true. Before the porter brewers commandeered the word to mean a stout, or strong, porter it referred to any strong beer. We have rehabilitated and improved the genre. White Stout is a very pale, full bodied, strong beer. American columbus hops are used throughout to give massive floral and resinous character. At a strength of 7.2% this is a true stout. Indeed, few modern stouts of any colour are true to the word for strong.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (509) - ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours golden with a moderate white head. Kind of strange beer, a combination between ipa-ale-lager. Nice fruity aroma, light to moderate. Acidic mouthfeel as from lager. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
500 ml bottle conditioned, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.2%. Golden colour, slightly hazy, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops on a sweetish malty background. Medium sweet flavour, distinctly malty, but also with strong hoppy notes and a resinous and bitter finish. The alcohol is evident, and I’d easily believe that the beer was even stronger than it actually is. American Columbus hops are hardly part of a trustworthy "re-creation of the White Stout style", but never mind the name - this is a decent and quite enjoyable strong ale, more American than English in its character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Floral and spice hops mix with a dry herbal aroma, sourdough bread and biscuit malt notes on the nose. Spicy hops come in up front, with a touch of mango present also. Toffee and biscuit malt notes and mild candied fruit in the mid-palate lead into a spicy finish. There is a slight dry sherry aftertaste. This is a lot drier than most English strong ales, and whilst it could stand to be a touch less carbonated, that makes it quite an unusual and also quite a pleasant drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 500ml bottle (gallows bird, espoo)
Slightly hazy Amber, huge self-supporting head. Slightly sticky malty aroma, plenty of grassy and piney hops. I don’t like the name, and the aroma is not so promising, but taste wise this is very nice. A very nice twist on normal strong ale. Full body, but only in an English way. Pleasant carbonation too, doesn’t feel heavy or strong. Herbal bitterness in great balance with the sweetish medium to lightly roasted malts, quite bready even. Whoops, that’s a pint gone.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
Big white head. Slightly hazy coppery body. Sugary floral aroma with herbal notes, fairly faint. Dry-sweet peppery dried fruit taste with licorice and spice notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy, sharpish mouthfeel. Dry fruity spicy peppery aftertaste with oily coriander notes. White stout? More like a Belgian trippel. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (479) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Agree with the reviewer that said this is more like a British strong ale than a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Citrusy aroma with malt and floral hops. Flavor is citrus, malt, fruits and bitterness. Medium body, dry and bitter aftertaste. Very tasty, but nothing to do with stout, more like an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (300) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow orange, frothy head. Aroma is very citrousy and straw. Taste is citrousy, hoppy, imagine an IPA and Stout mix. Refreshing, delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1001) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Short creamy white head, good lacing, amber. Citrus hoppy, mild aroma, caramel malting, juniper. IPAish fruity hoppy flavor, tropical fruits, grapefruit, bitter taste and finish which fuits balance, light feel, light to medium body. IPA-like, tasty with lots of bitter-fruity flavor, interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bavario (3) - Zürich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
Mich interessierte sofort das White Stout. Bis dahin habe ich noch nie von White Stout gehört, allerdings fand ich die Idee toll, ein Bier aufleben zu lassen, das den Ursprung des Stout-Bieres wiederbelebt. Denn es war ursprünglich die Bezeichnung für starkes Bier. Ich bin immer begeistert von den feinen Schaumporen der Stouts, allerdings fällt der Schaum beim White Stout schnell zusammen. Es riecht sehr alkoholisch, bananig und buttrig. Beim ersten Trinken fällt auf, dass dieses Bier stechend nach Alkohol schmeckt, ein bisschen nach Vanille und trotzdem unangenehm. Es ist sehr hoch vergorgen und enthält kaum Süsse. Die anfängliche Begeisterung dieses White Stouts verflog leider zu schnell.


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