Alcohol Education: 10 Mandatory Facts to Know About Stouts

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When it comes to cold weather beers, it’s hard to top the stout. This top-fermented, dark beer full of roasted barley flavors comes in a variety of styles including dry stout, Irish dry, milk stout, imperial stout, and oatmeal stout. On top of that, many breweries barrel-age their stouts to create an even more potent, (usually) bourbon-aged pint of seasonal magic. Stouts are rich, flavorful, and warming on a cool fall or frozen winter evening.

But, besides the basics, what exactly do you know about this dark beer style? Lucky for you, we decided to make a list of the most important, intriguing, and downright interesting stout facts. Check them all out below.

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