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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 95   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2607) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
50cl, new English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/spicy and slightly fruity/woody, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Yellow pour with a white head. Citrus and pear aroma. Sweet spice and citrus flavour. Fruity finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s light gold with a small off-white head. The nose is light peas, some coffee, some chocolate sweetness. The taste is light chocolate, more vegetable notes, some grassy hops. Chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, there’s something very strange and incongruous about this beer. This just doesn’t mesh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, vanillaish with some mild toasted notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild vanillaish notes as well as some toffee and mild toasted notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, malty, fruity, slight bitterness. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1925) - 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 (7380) - 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 (2686) - 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.


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