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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Pours a pale gold colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit in the aroma, the taste is bitter with fruit with a good dry finish. Need to try this beer again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. It pours straw yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is sugary sweetness, tinned peach, hay and straw. The taste is tinned peach, pear, apple, alcohol and sherbet, with a lightly bitter finish. Light-medium body and fine, spritzy carbonation. Not my sort of thing at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Golden with a lacy fine white head and aromas of peachy malt and citrussy hops, becoming simultaneously floral, dry-malty and bitter in the mouth, before a peppery-bitter finish. No, it’s not a "stout" in the Porter sense, but as the brewery’s description says, it certainly is "stout" in the old sense.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindog. Hazy amber, medium white head. Nose is grain, citric acidic, taste is bitter, sour, acidic. Strong alcoholic. Not sure what this is trying to be or what it is. Will retry at GBBF.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. A clear golden pour with a fluffy white head on top. Warm malts & wheaty characteristics. A definite pale malt sweetness with yeasty, peppery dry notes. Has a warm tropical hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body, softish mouthfeel, bittersweet end. Didn’t quite get what was supposed to be ’stouty’ about this one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle from a corner shop. Tasty. Not a stout. A strong pale ale and a nice one at that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle from Bottle Shop at Canterbury. Hazy pale gold thick white head. Light hoppy aroma. I mean its clearly not a stout. It’s quite heavy on the alcohol. Hoppy finish. More like an IPA to be honest. As an IPA it’s fine. REasonobly hoppy. A bit like Phoenix White Monk but with more alcohol. Yes it’s a bit hot. Durham normally cover up the alcohol a bit more. But this is a good and different beer. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours light gold with a large head. Aroma is creamy, peppery and a little orange hops. Taste has sone orange. Pepper and hops on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/7/2012. Deep gold in colour with a thin white head. Sweet, summer fruit aroma with a tropical kick. Fairly heavy and syrupy in the mouth, with plenty more fruit, some caramel and a dry finish. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Amber. has a flavour and aroma of citrus hops with a trace of bubblegum sweetness to the malt. Peppery and essentially very nice.


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