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Stout Beer

Stout beer is probably the most famous black beer style. To understand its name, we need to move back to England when Porter beer emerged. This light but dark beer was served to people working in the harbor’s docks (moving crates, « porteur ») before a new style, stronger, appeared bearing the name Stout Porter. At the time, Stout only meant « strong beer » but the name quickly became connected to dark beer, with coffee and chocolate flavours. Porter did not fade away but is still used by brewers, sometimes to display a difference of alcohol volume or of used ingredients.