Stout is a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations, including dry stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout, and imperial stout.
The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscripts, the sense being that a “stout beer” was a strong beer, not a dark beer. The name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts. Because of the huge popularity of porters, brewers made them in a variety of strengths. The stronger beers, typically 7% or 8% alcohol by volume (ABV), were called “stout porters”, so the history and development of stout and porter are intertwined, and the term stout has become firmly associated with dark beer, rather than just strong beer.
Firm; resolute; dauntless.
Materially strong, enduring.
“Campers prefer stout vessels, sticks and cloth.”
A dark and strong malt brew made with toasted grain.
“Stout is darker, stronger and sweeter than porter beer.”
An obese person.
A large clothing size.
A person who carries luggage and related objects.
“By the time I reached the train station I was exhausted, but fortunately there was a porter waiting.”
An ant having the specialized role of carrying.
One who ports software (makes it usable on another platform).
A person in control of the entrance to a building.
An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.
A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong.
Stout (malt brew).
To serve as a porter; to carry.