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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5480) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5437) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
oro leggermente ambrata buona dchiuma prrsistente naso resinoso luppolato live frutta buona secchezza buon amaro adciutta secca alcool piuttosto nascosto

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5370) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
50cl bottle shared with kermis and jmgreenuk. Thin white hsad. Hazy golden pour. Very nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear light golden with a huge foamy white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste of dried fruits, lots of spicy alcohols, rather unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared on the post-Borefts 2014 NS tasting. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, malt and spice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5129) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (4647) - 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
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Hazy golden color with medium white head. aroma of grapefruit, grapefruit zest, floral hops, honey. Taste, short malty start, followed by grapefruit, grapefruit zest, hint of honey. Long bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4624) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
50cl bottle from the shop at the Hogs Back Brewery. A bright pale amber with a thin cream head; perfumed floral aroma with a trace of tropical fruit; full and lively in the mouth with mango and pineapple fruit and an immediate dryness; before a slowly building warm and biscuity finish. Impressive, and very different from most malt-led English Strong Ales.


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