Whats the Difference between a Imperial Stout and Baltic Porter

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BlackDragon, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Thanks for the links, a good read but at the end of all of it, we're back to where we started... "stout was stronger than porter" and generally speaking, that is the case today.
  2. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Gah, old internet posts comng back to haunt me. I have since learned that stout = porter. Same difference.
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  3. marquis

    marquis Crusader (762) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't worry, there are plenty of posts I made which I hope have been buried!!! We all, I hope, become better informed as time goes along and for a long time I went along with things I now know to be wrong.
  4. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    one is an ale and the other is a lagger, at least in practice.

    A baltic porter is suppose to be a heavy duty dark lagger, while imp stout is a giant ale.......
  5. Erix

    Erix Initiate (135) Jun 4, 2001 Vermont

    While Baltic Thunder is nice, it's really missing out on the ridiculous full bodied mouthfeel of Perkuno's Hammer. I just assumed it was because they didn't use beans at all, but maybe it's just that the Roman beans worked much better. Regardless, I miss Perkuno's Hammer, after finishing off my last bottle last year.
  6. marquis

    marquis Crusader (762) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)


    Notice it says Ales AND Stouts :slight_smile:
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (212) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    Found this image of doctors prescriptions for porter from the 1930s (when beer above 4% abv, or class 3 beer, could only be bought for medicinal reasons) which I thought I'd share. The upper one from apoteket gripen (pharmacy griffin) is for a Disponent (business owner) Nilsson who is directed to drink "et[sic] glas 3 gÄnger dagligen" (one glass 3 times daily) of porter klass 3 and he is able to purchase 6 fl. (6 bottles) of it. The one below is for a Mrs. Hille who is to drink "en flaska vid behov" (a bottle when needed) of Carnegie porter, class 3. It also says Lag. Ori .III which I interpret as Lager beer class 3 as an alternative to the porter.
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