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Questions tagged [stout]

A dark ale brewed with roasted malt, originating in London in the early 1720s, which was derived from the porter.

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Where to find the Leffe Brune (and other Belgian beers) in South London

As per title... I don't know where to find the Leffe Brune (my favourite) in London at "normal" price. I live near Elephant & Castle... south London. By normal price I mean like 2 or 2.5£ (better ...
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Dark Beer Classifications

What, exactly, is the difference between stout, porter, schwarzbier, and other dark beers? Wiki descriptions: -Stout: dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast (...
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Is it okay to store milk stout on the shelf?

I bought a 6 pack of milk stout by left hand off the shelf and it was warm. Upon looking on the bottle, it says "Please Keep Refrigerated." Is this beer okay to be stored on the shelf?
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Looking for dark but not heavy

I tend to go for darker beers, typically stouts and porters. Guinness is my usual go to when I'm at a bar or restaurant, but as appealing as "a meal in a glass" is, on occasion I find these to be a ...
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Are stout and mild the same thing?

Are "stout" and "mild" the same thing - "mild" being popular in the UK in the post-war decades.
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Whats the nickname for gin and mild?

Apparently gin and mild is an old man's drink - but I need to get it for a relatives birthday, anyone know a nick name for this drink ?
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Other stouts to use in a 'Guinness cake'

I've previously had success making a guinness cake (http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-guinness-cake-3086), and, whilst it was tasty, I figure there has to be a better stout to flavour it ...
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What exactly is a golden stout?

I just saw a golden stout, I thought that stouts had to be dark and use roasted malts. What does a golden stout taste like? The same as a stout minus the color?
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How to measure the caffeine content of a coffee beer at home?

I recently got a winter sampler pack by Sierra Nevada, which had 3 Coffee Stout beers. I've also brewed my own coffee stout for early next year. I was wondering, having tried both, they both have a ...
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What is the micronutritional value of stouts such as Guinness?

I can only find (on their website, and on other nutrition websites) the macronutrients of Guinness. Can someone provide a specific breakdown of micronutrient information for Guinness, or another ...
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In the United States, is a beer required to state ABV on the bottle/label?

I recently purchased a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout. I bought it on a whim because 1. I was looking for a stout, and 2. I typically enjoy Dogfish Head. Only after I got home and looked it up did I ...
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Is Oyster Stout really made using oysters?

One of my favorite stouts is Oesterstout by the Schelde Brewery. The website states: During the brewing process, the wort of the beer is pumped across the oyster shells. Is this what gives it it'...
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Why do some beers seem to make people feel more full?

I know several people who refuse to drink stouts, or will only have 2 as opposed to 4 if we were drinking something else (generally a bock or lighter beer). I feel like I drank less of them too, and ...
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How do I tell if I poured a stout correctly?

What do I need to be paying attention to when I pour a stout and how do I tell if I got it right? Usually this applies to either "regular" stouts or chocolate stouts.
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Does milk stout actually contain lactose?

I know that lactose is used in the brewing process for milk stout, but I don't know if it remains there by the end of the brewing process. I'm very lactose intolerant, and want to know if I need to ...
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Why does Guinness have a special pouring process / bottle, while other stouts do not?

Guinness is sold in bottles and cans with special nitrogen widgets; the taps are specially rigged to have a two-step pouring process; heck, there's even a certificate given to people who learn how to "...
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Does chocolate stout contain real chocolate?

Various microbreweries make chocolate stout that does indeed, to varying degrees, taste of chocolate. Does it really contain chocolate, and how is chocolate used in the brewing process?
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What's the difference between a porter and a stout?

Porters and stouts seem very similar and sometimes stores and restaurants group them together as if they're two different names for the same thing. Is there a difference and what is it?