The Durham Brewery
Durham White Stout
Style: English Strong Ale
Format: 500ml Bottle
White Stout is the ultimate beer in Durham's "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.
Durham's Brewery 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. A pale body supports perfumy, spicy hop flavours and aromas. Intense bitterness is balanced by forest fruits and mango.
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.