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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fresh, fruity. TASTE: hoppy, fresh, though some bitterness from coffee taste. Historical moment: finished first book with written ratings, present that day: Mathieu, Lisa, Chris, Christian aka Quinten and Leen!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5180) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
oro leggermente ambrata buona dchiuma prrsistente naso resinoso luppolato live frutta buona secchezza buon amaro adciutta secca alcool piuttosto nascosto

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, clear golden pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity, some yeast and peppery. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy, fruity and like a tripel. Strange brew, nothing resembling a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (134) - - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour, foamy off white head. Strong flavours, fruits, malt. Deceptively drinkable for something so rich in flavour and alcohol

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (926) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Bread, raisin, liquorice, fruity. Light mango note. Taste: Medium sourness and bitterness, low sweetness and a slight saltiness and pepperiness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, dry peppery, bitter, fruity finish. Aftertaste is quite salty, a bit too much. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
swalesaint (9) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
It is a strong beer and you can taste the strength You wouldn’t want to drink it all night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2056) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Clear golden body white head. Aroma has resiny hops, grainy bready malt, quite mellow fruitiness. Flavour is bit toasted or roasted but just lightly. Also has quite intense and pungent bitterness. Some alcohol feeling, not flavour. Harsh and dry aftertaste. Yeast somes through hard way. Bit unpleasant. This is not bad, more like imperial golden ale than any other. The bitterness is remarkable high.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
blokeley (7) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Wow. What a revelation! A white stout? It only has hints of stout and looks nothing like a traditional stout being golden and extremely lively. Very tasty but a bit too sharp.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tom303 (79) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a deep golden colour with nice tight head and gentle carbonation. Smells strong sweet, honey and fruity and a bit winey almost. Taste is malty sweet thick with a long lingering bitterness that creeps up on you and keeps going. Full bodied and rich this is one to be savoured and appreciated. Tremendous


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