Here are the answers to the beer-tasting note pairings in “A Stout (or Is It a Porter) by Any Other Name.”
A: Super smooth with soft roastiness and mocha flavors. Brewed with pale 2-row, crystal, Munich, roasted barley, flaked oats, flaked barley, and chocolate malts. Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.
B: Pours silky black with a creamy tan head, sweet nose with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. Brewed with chocolate, Munich, and crystal malts. Founders Robust Porter.
C: Notes of espresso and dark chocolate with a roasty finish. Brewed with pale, crystal, Carapils, Munich, black barley, roasted barley, and wheat. Deschutes Obsidian Stout.
D: An intense fresh-roasted java nose with chocolate notes. Brewed with chocolate malt, roasted malt, black malt, crystal malt, flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee. Founders Breakfast Stout.
E: Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess, and a roasted finish. Brewed with pale, Carapils, chocolate, crystal, and wheat. Deschutes Black Butte Porter.
F: Super smooth with chocolate malt, coffee, and toffee notes. Brewed with 2-row, Munich, chocolate, crystal, and Carafa malts. Left Hand Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter.