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Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malts. Stout was first brewed by Guiness of Ireland and was originally called Stout-Porter, as its recipe was a variation of that for porter beer. It encompasses a large enough class of beers and subclasses of beers, that Stout and Porter are considered two distinct styles.

There are several kinds of stout:

  • Irish stout or dry stout is the original product
  • Imperial stout was originally brewed in England for import to the court of the Czar of Russia. It has a very high alcohol content--nine or ten percent is not uncommon--intended to preserve it during long trips and to provide a more bracing drink against cold climates.
  • Cream Stout used to have dairy product added to it; it rarely does nowadaya, and the name often denotes very smooth, thick-textured stouts with a distinctive flavour
  • Oatmeal stout, similarly, had oats added to it.

Examples of stouts are Guinness, Murphy's[?], Beamish and Carbine Stout[?]. Shakespeare Stout, brewed by Rogue Breweries in the Pacific Northwest, has in recent years become one of the most celebrates stouts on the world market.



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