Back in the day,  it's suggested the only difference between a porter and stout was alcohol content.  Stout being stronger than Porter. 

The problem is that today we have a scene where there appears to be a difference between the two styles, but nobody can agree as to the difference. Is it that stouts contain roasted barley? Is it that porters are lighter, or sweeter? Is it that stouts utilize patent malt while porters utilize chocolate malt?

Thoughts?

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Tom MaffettComment