About Stout Beer
Stout is a dark, heavy-bodied beer that comes in many variations. It is popular in Great Britain and Ireland. This beer style is highly intertwined with “porter,” a dark style of beer developed in London.
The word stout originally means “proud” or “brave.” The earliest recorded use of this word dates back to 1677 in a collection of historical manuscripts held in the British Library. It talked about stouts being stronger version of porters, which were dark brown beers that were very popular. Due to their huge demand, many brewers would produce them with varying alcohol content. Beers with stronger alcohol content were called “stout porters.” Stout then took the connotation of “strong.” This term became slang for strong beer in the 18th century. Later on, it shortened its namesake to “stout.”
Types of Stout:
Milk Stout- (sweet stout) People claimed that they were nutritious, especially in the years following the First World War. They were given to nursing mothers in order to improve lactation.
Dry of Irish Stout- (non-sweetened stout)
Oatmeal stout- Has an added proportion of oats, which was greatly related to health.
Oyster Stout- As the name implied that it was suitable for drinking with oysters.
Chocolate Stout- They have a more aromatic smell of dark chocolate flavor. They were brewed with a small amount of chocolate.
Imperial Stout- Often referred to as a “Russian Imperial stout.” It was an extra strong dark beer.
Glass to Use:
Stouts are best served in a traditional 16-ounce pint glass.
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