The Ivory Stout (White Stout) is an English-style Sweet Stout brewed by the Brew Link Brewing Company. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a nonic pint glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
As its name indicates, the Ivory Stout (White Stout) looks very different from your typical Stout. It might not be white but it is a pale golden color. It’s a gimmick that might lure you into a purchase. But is it worth it? Let’s get to the review.
The Stout pours a crystal-clear golden hue and is topped by a very thick cap of dense ivory-white foam that shows excellent retention. Patches of sticky lace and a soapy collar round the glass following the reduction.
The aroma of the Ivory Stout is sweet with a scent of chocolate and vanilla. There’s also just a hint of coffee bean.
The palate begins with a taste of doughy bread that sweetens with vanilla with hints of chocolate, coffee, and floral hops.
Its feel is smooth, slightly sticky with a medium body and less-than-moderate carbonation.
Its appearance is obviously inconsistent with the style but considering the concept, it works. Regardless, the brew looks good in the glass. Not working as well, both the aroma and palate are super sweet; the flavors are less than harmonious and there’s just too little bitterness. Worse, its feel is too thin for the style. The Ivory Stout is a gimmicky beer whose pale appearance isn’t nearly compelling enough to demand a purchase.