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A stout is made with dark roasted malts which results in a dark color and a roasted malt flavor. In mainland Europe they are usually termed "noir" (black). The word stout means strong, and was applied to strong Porter in the 18th century - most typically by Guinness, who were one of the few breweries to continue making such beers into the 20th century. Guinness is today the template for Irish or Dry Stout. Other stout variations are Imperial Stout, Foreign Stout, and Sweet or Milk Stout - as well as Porter, Imperial Porter, and Baltic Porter - and the related Mild and Schwarzbier.

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1Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast 
Copenhagen, Denmark
 2179  4.1 Find
2Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque 
Dieu du Ciel
Montreal, Quebec
 1181  4.05 Find
3Tree House Double Shot 
Tree House Brewing Company
Monson, Massachusetts
 26  4.01 Find
4Bells Kalamazoo Stout 
Bells Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 2172  4 Find
5Hill Farmstead Earl 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 146  3.98 Find
6Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin 
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Paso Robles, California
 375  3.96 Find
7Rapp Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout 
Rapp Brewing Company
Seminole, Florida
 66  3.93 Find
8St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout 
McAuslan Brewing
Montreal, Quebec
 1445  3.93 Find
9Bells Cherry Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
Bells Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 347  3.93 Find
10Odd Side Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged Mayan Mocha 
Odd Side Ales
Grand Haven, Michigan
 74  3.92 Find
11Arizona Wilderness Superstition Coffee Stout 
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Gilbert, Arizona
 34  3.91 Find
12Amager / Goose Island RyeKing 
Amager Bryghus
Kastrup, Denmark
 185  3.88 Find
13Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 
Rogue Ales
Newport, Oregon
 2300  3.86 Find
14Matuška Stout 
Pivovar Matuška
Broumy, Czech Republic
 16  3.86 Find
15Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Healdsburg, California
 1434  3.85 Find
16Three Floyds Hell’s Black Intelligenser (HBI) Coffee Stout 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 83  3.84 Find
17Bells Java Stout 
Bells Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 1503  3.84 Find
18Bells Special Double Cream Stout 
Bells Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 1822  3.84 Find
19Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 
Kiuchi Brewery
Ibaraki, Japan
 961  3.82 Find
20Pike XXXXX Stout 
Pike Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 580  3.81 Find
21Pisgah Valdez 
Pisgah Brewing Company
Black Mountain, North Carolina
 198  3.81 Find
22Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque Rhum 
Dieu du Ciel
Montreal, Quebec
 60  3.8 Find
23Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 
Maine Beer Company
Freeport, Maine
 519  3.8 Find
24Pinta / O’Hara’s Lublin to Dublin 
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
 130  3.8 Find
25Pracownia Piwa 6 Joseph’s Street 
Pracownia Piwa
Modlniczka, Poland
 62  3.8 Find


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