Posted by John W on August 29, 1998 at 04:08:10:
In response to Kegger at Bob's!, written by Bob Whitworth on August 16, 1998 at 00:30:11
Apparently, the mix used a relatively high proportion of beer made from highly-roasted or charred malt, and was dark and bitter in flavour, rather like a Guinness today, though probably lighter. There is currently made a strong variety of porter which is called 'Stout', though, to confuse the issue , there are also many sweet varieties of stout, a ladies' drink. Heavily hopped beers will keep better than light ones, but will be more aromatiic and bitter in taste--brewers are still juggling these competing qualities.
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