Stout

Russian Imperial, dry, sweet, milk, American, oatmeal: whichever it is, it's the beautiful stout. A direct descendant of the porter, it got its moniker because it was a stronger, roastier version of its mother beer--a "stout" porter, if you will. Over the years the "porter" was dropped from the name and various transformations took place in accordance with the local tastes and availability of ingredients leaving us with a wide array of this beautiful dark beer.

The dry Irish version, thanks to the likes of Guinness, is the most famous and many breweries around the world brew their own interpretation. The English stout from a brewery like St. Austell tends to be more sweet, especially in terms of the milk stout which has a rounder, sweeter quality. Conversely, the American type is considerably more bold with a lot more hop and roast character; Tiny Rebel's got a good example. Yet, the granddaddy of them all is the Russian Imperial Stout--De Molen is famous for their Rasputin and Northern Monk has got a great one to try--big, brazen, and massively intense; bring a friend if you intend to overindulge!

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HI Guys, Thanks for your help for a birthday present for my Dad, he opened it this morning and loved it. So much so that when you have your monthly Beer CLub and running, will be enrolling him... Thanks again. Steve M
I was looking around the web for a selection of porters as a gift to a family member and came across Beer Hawk. I was impressed with their extensive range of porters. It was particularly helpful that out of stock products were clearly indicated. Ordering was very easy and I had no problems with the delivery process. The beers were extremely well-packed and so they all arrived damage free. For obvious reasons I can't comment on the quality of the products.
Easy to order, great price for 4 kegs, and absolutely the best tasting beer Ive experienced. Im hooked.