Stouts and porters are often grouped together as the deep, dark brews that are most imbibed during cold winter months. The differences between them are subtle, but traditionally, stouts have higher alcohol content and porters are made with malted barley. In our modern-day Wild West of craft brewing, experimentation and innovation mean that the old rules no longer apply, offering us almost endless varieties to sample and enjoy. These heavier beers are best with all the hearty foods you’d enjoy at a medieval wintertime feast—bread, cheese, meat.
No-Li Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout
Intense and jet-black, dominated by chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fruity aroma to follow. Bittersweet and full-bodied.
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
Aromas of brown sugar, vanilla cream and roasted coffee greet the nose as this beauty cascades from bottle to glass with a head like whipped cream. Chocolatey with a slight hop bitterness.
Silky black with a creamy tan head, strong chocolate and caramel malt presence along with a balanced hop profile helped earn this brew a 100% on RateBeer.com.
Iron Horse Irish Death
With loads of different malts and just a touch of hops, this beer is strong, smooth and lovingly known as “beer candy” for its easy drinkability.
Black Raven Coco Jones Porter
Subtle nut and coffee tones take a delicious turn when infused with freshly toasted coconut. Winner of a gold medal at the World Beer Cup Awards.