It’s International Stout Day again? Ok, who knew that was a thing? I saw an Untappd badge check in this morning, that’s how I knew.
Let’s consult our friend Wikipedia:-
Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters, typically 7% or 8%, produced by a brewery.
A reasonable description. I do enjoy a good stout (and porter), so you don’t have to save it for a specific day. Here are some that I’ve had since the last International Stout Day.
Some very tasty ones in there, like Kernel Brewery’s Export Stout London 1890, Siren’s Extra Shot Broken Dream (a breakfast stout with more coffee) and Vibrant Forest’s Salted Liquorice stout (does exactly what it says on the tin).
You might also spot an interesting Mexican stout (there are two words you don’t see together often) Day of the Dead Chocolatl Stout (The Necromancer).
In summary, stout is for every day, not just International Stout day!