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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (1523) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1371) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Pours a lovely glinting orange colour. This is a stranger concept than Black IPA, I reckon. Rich, roast malt flavour that is warming and has a big jamminess and ripe fruit. Lively palate, long finish, hints of cherry sourness late on. A big beer that needs time to appreciate and savour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
500ml bottle - was intrigued with the term "pale stout", but this is very much like an IPA with its citrus heavy hops in the nose and the taste, the body though comes across nice and oily like a deep stout. Nice lasting finish by the way. Tidy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Citrusy aroma with malt and floral hops. Flavor is citrus, malt, fruits and bitterness. Medium body, dry and bitter aftertaste. Very tasty, but nothing to do with stout, more like an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Floral and spice hops mix with a dry herbal aroma, sourdough bread and biscuit malt notes on the nose. Spicy hops come in up front, with a touch of mango present also. Toffee and biscuit malt notes and mild candied fruit in the mid-palate lead into a spicy finish. There is a slight dry sherry aftertaste. This is a lot drier than most English strong ales, and whilst it could stand to be a touch less carbonated, that makes it quite an unusual and also quite a pleasant drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (894) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Short creamy white head, good lacing, amber. Citrus hoppy, mild aroma, caramel malting, juniper. IPAish fruity hoppy flavor, tropical fruits, grapefruit, bitter taste and finish which fuits balance, light feel, light to medium body. IPA-like, tasty with lots of bitter-fruity flavor, interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (862) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a large white bubbly head which dissipates. Looks surprisingly like a lager. Nose is malty and vinous. Flavour is more vine fruits, a touch of alcohol and white wine. Drinks really well. Finishes with a pleasant bitter buzz.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral hops, fruity, grapefruit, hints of honey. Taste is bitter, grapefruit, orange peel. Long bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
200th Rating! 500ml bottle bought from Fenwicks in Newcastle, cooled inthe fridge for 90 mins before opening. Poured into a large tulip.Hazy golden body with a thick, rocky white head. Honey and farmyard aroma. First impression is of a barley wine, then a Belgian strong ale, then about 1/3 of the way through, the "stout" starts to make sense. The honey persists from the aroma, tempered with a custard cream smoothness and a hint of red licquorice. It’s full-bodied, thick in the best sense of the word and ultimately complex so that you keep sipping, because each mouthfeel reveals a new facet.Obviously, the ABV is noticeable, but thankfully does not overpower the experience; however, I wouldn’t want to drink a lot of it, or to drink it too regularly, but I feel like a proper connisseur having bought and sampled this fine and special beer for my 200th rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (661) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Clear bright yellow with average lingering head. Citrus, orange, grapefruit, dough aromas, with some floral/tropical bits. Some earthy yeast. Taste runs the spectrum from a brisk, bitter opening before it warms up a bit to a rich, complex sweetness, bread, honey. Bitter, balanced finish. Alcohol rears its head a little too much. Like an amped up golden ale.


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