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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle from malting pot. Clear gold body w puffy head. Nose is malty, wheat with hops. Taste is sweet, bitter and citrus gets spicier and warmer in the finish. Then bitter again. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 14, 2012
Tasted from the bottle, bought @Dram shop, Sheffield, on 13/11/2012. Pours of slightly hazy golden color with a proper head. Aroma is big, having lots of caramel and lollipops. Taste is quite sweet upfront, lollipops&caramel again and unpleasantly tart in the end. The beer was quite warm and thus had a strong alcohol tone. Aftertaste is unfortunately awful, a bit sweet upfront, then tart with no bitterness. Not recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2333) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Slightly hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Floral, parfume, dishwasher, perhaps some fruits in aroma. Floral and slightly grassy bitter hops in taste. Somewhat fruity as well in aftertaste. A bit harsh. Gets a bit better as it warms up and more flavors appears.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Odd but not half bad...big biscuity and toasty malts with a light roast. The nose is lightly hopped, malted with light grainy and biscuity malts, a bit of spice. Really unusual English strong ale...light a barley wine without the toffee and roast. Light bitterness on the finish. Overall a really good unusual brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear gold with a big, virginal white foam head. Doughy malt nose. Boozy flavor, some toasted white bread, bitter leaves, grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light warmth at the end with some grass, alcohol sugars, white bread. Doesn’t really come together.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
500ml bottle pours golden in color with a 2 and a half finger white head that retains well and eventually leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is flowery and earthy with some cereal grains. Taste is an earthy hop bitterness with a grainy malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with a generous amount of carbonation leaving a nice sensation on the palate. A nicely balanced and tasty English strong ale that is recommended to try, but is certainly not a stout in the current world of beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu, 20120929) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had hops, malts and cowhouse. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, hops, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. The aroma was quite confusing at the beginning but the cowhouse smell disappeared quite quickly. The taste was surprisingly dry and hoppy. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, floral, dry grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, malty, hoppy, roasted - chocolate malt (the beer is pale) !! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Light orange, hazy. Nose is like a amarillo/cascade apa: peach, citrus, resins, floral tones. Body is bitter and a bit thinnish, dry. Harsh. Some caramel, yeast residue, staleness. I presume this is a flovery apa-style ipa. A bit hard, not in balance.

-- bb/h

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
It is easy to brew a strong beer by adding sugar to the copper. I do not understand the White Stout description of this beer. The taste is grapefruit with prickly carbonation on the roof of the mouth. I much prefer Durham Magus which at 3.8% abv is a superior beer.


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