As the cold outside was reminding us that winter was indeed coming in 2020, we decided it was the perfect night to taste some stouts. As this was a small edition of beerstitution, our line up was not as impressive as previous stouts themed night but the % of alcohol made up for the lack of diveristy.
During the night, we wondered what was the difference between a stout and a porter, so here’s the answer for you. According to the Beer Judge Certification Program (why are we not part of this ?) a Stout is defined as “a very dark, roasty, bitter, creamy ale,” while a Porter is described as “a substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavourful character.” Now on to more simpler things : Enjoying the taste of stouts.
We had four stouts to taste and two optionnals or remplacements in case some stouts were unavailble or in case you needed more. In the end, we only drank the four original stouts.
Oatmeal Stout – Stout à l’avoine – Mille Iles – 5.4%
A classsic stout, really enjoyable
BRSTº Rating: 3.66/5
Señor Cacao – Cara Milk Stout- Ras L’Bock – 6%
The smell of this stout has us divided, some like Dave said it smell like toasted marshmallow over a fire during a camp night, others like Corey and Val noted a fragrance of cat shit. To each their own.
BRSTº Rating: 3.33/5
Aphrodisiaque – DDC – 6.5%
That one was loaded with Vanilla and spices, a sweet stout.
BRSTº Rating: 3.125/5
Stoutunstout – Brandy – Matera – 9.4%
Matera once again never disappoints
BRSTº Rating: 3.75/5 – WINNER!!
Our highlight of the night is that we learned you can take a Peniche to Bone Island. Not really but I’ll leave you on that. Cheers