Stouts, Porters, Amber, Red, Brown & Dark Ales
Stouts, Porters, Amber, Red, Brown and Dark Ales... these malty, velvety dark ales are closely intertwined, both in history and in the minds of beer drinkers. To put it simply, originally a Stout was a strong Porter. Stout is defined as 'a very dark, roasty, bitter, creamy ale, 'while a Porter is described as 'a substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavourful character'. And Red and Amber ales are of course red and amber! They are malty, hoppy, medium bodied, and exactly right for the cooler seasons.