What’s the difference between a porter and stout? The answer lies in the malt used to brew the beer. Porters use malted barley while stouts use unmalted roasted barley creating more evident coffee flavours. Fruity esters as less apparent within stouts than porters, however expect a good degree of bitterness and citrus notes derived from the hops. Rich, warming and versatile when pairing with food such as roast meats, blue cheeses and chocolatey desserts.