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Porters and Stouts were similar but different... in the beginning. I'm going to try my best to paraphrase this wonderful article, some of the BJCP Guidelines, and this article. Porters (have #s) Stouts (have bullet points) 1) A substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavorful roasty character. A very dark, roasty, bitter, creamy ale....


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A black lager, or perhaps a schwarzbier, really is a lager. Aside from the difference in the fermentation process, there will be some difference in your base ingredients, as a schwarzbier will focus less on the chocolates or coffee flavor of a stout. I suspect you may find significantly more information in homebrew.stackexchange.com, as hunse suggests. We ...


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