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Brewed by Durham
Style: English Strong Ale
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
polaxis (73) - - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, clearly visible carbonation. Big and stable white head, Citric hoppy traces with hoppy taste staying present very long in the mouth. Good beer but disappointing. I expected a broader band of taste.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (610) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some sour hints and some alcohol. Taste is mild alcohol with malts some hints of yeast. Aftertaste is bitter with some alcohol and malty sweetness. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (249) - - DEC 14, 2014
Clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Rich, boozy aroma. The taste is a little like a Belgian Strong Ale, with hints of apple and hazelnuts. Good bitterness. A very classy beer with rich flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a thin fluffy head. Nose - light pine, custard (maybe funky). Taste - dry biscuits, green apples. Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry finish. Overall - this is gnarly and not very generous, considering the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop, shared ashtonmccobb. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas are cheesy hops, resin. Taste is green apples, chewy hop resin, booze hit. Finishes bitter. Nice, but gnarly. Bit green

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity aroma, with some grassy hop and strong malt notes. Smooth malty flavour, with tinned fruits and some bread. Finish was bitter resin, passionfruit and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a with a bubbly broken white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich malt alcoholic woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel. More like a bubbly Belgian strong ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5743) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
50cl bottle shared with kermis and jmgreenuk. Thin white hsad. Hazy golden pour. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
This is a very pale, full bodied beer (using the famous Maris Otter malt and Columbus hops), which comes out very lively, rich and foamy and with a wonderful head. The smell is a sweet perfume, fruity hops with lightness. The taste is of hoppy floral bitterness, with only the lightest sweetness. It has a good body, is very easy drinking and hides its true strength. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - 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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