Porters and Stouts

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SportsandJorts, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Guinness draught is flavourless dark fizzy water. Also strength is only one out of several factors but you know, pick and choose what you want to argue against, that's cool.
     
  2. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    Alcohol-wise, sure that's lighter, but I'd bet it has more body and residual sugar. Guinness is nearly the density of water.
     
  3. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    Historically, I totally believe it, but my post was just a relaying of my experience with currently produced stouts and porters from a US brewers perspective.
     
  4. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    Ok, I'll call it on all three parameters you listed: Dark malts--you can see through it; bigger flavors--you admit that's it's fizzy water; and we've already covered alcoholic strength.

    I just don't think it makes sense to make the generalizations that you did when the most dominant example of stout in the world goes completely against them.
     
  5. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Like stouts but lately have preferred flavored porters (vanilla, mocha, coffee). Very robust and flavorful. Especially Harpoon's 100 Barrell Series El Triunfo coffee porter. Incredible!
     
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  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You wouldn't take the dominant lager as the prime example of lager would you?

    And it is dark malts, any idiot can see that.
     
  7. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    My line of reasoning is that being the worlds biggest-selling stout, it defines what a stout is to the largest amount of people. As far as dark malts go, I guess I just don't know what you are talking about at this point. Both porter and stout usually have the same dark malts in them.
     
  8. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Either one will do on a chilly day.
     
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