General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Great Beer Blog - So what IS the difference between porter and stout?« on: April 28, 2011, 12:00:48 PM »
Yet even the roasted barley vs. chocolate malt argument is a BJCP fabrication. The 21st century style guideline is so far off of the old 19th century origins of the styles that it ain't even funny. What about brown malt? What about a stout supposing to be stronger than porter? Ugh. On the inside, I shall not give in to the BJCP and popular beliefs to define whatever ya'll want, it's so arbitrary and historically inaccurate. Sure, I'll judge to the BJCP 2008 guidelines and beyond, but meanwhile my soul is silently screaming at the silliness of it all.