A dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, yeast and water. Traditionally a generic term, Stout meant strong Porter in the 7% to 8% range. There are a number of variations including: Baltic Porter, Milk Stout, and Imperial Stout; the most common variation is Dry Stout, exemplified by Guinness the world's best selling Stout. Porter beers with higher gravities were called "Stout Porters", so the history and development of Stout and Porter are intertwined, and the term Stout has become associated with dark beer, rather than just strong beer.
Other names: Dry Stout, Irish Stout
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