Dark Rich Taste of Stout Beer: the varieties to pair with food and dessert
by Jeesue Kim 9/2/2014
Originally, the adjective stout meant “proud” or “brave”, but later, after the 14th century, it took on the connotation of “strong”. The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 as a reference to strong beer. The expression stout porter was applied during the 18th century to strong versions of porter, and was used by Guinness of Ireland in 1820. In the 19th century, the beer gained its customary black color through the use of black patent malt, and became stronger in flavor.
The slogan “Guinness is good for you” was thought up after market research in the 1920s suggested that people felt better after a pint, and post-operative patients, blood donors, pregnant women and nursing mothers in England were advised to drink Guinness.
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