Pitch Black Glass (Glass)
Has a deep colour and rich hints of chocolate and coffee, yet it is dry enough to want another pint. An excellent beer to match with chocolate cake and seafood (i.e. bluff oysters). 2005 BrewNZ Beer Awards; Silver medal in category.
Many stouts do not fit the classic "Irish" definition as exemplified by Guinness, either due to their hop or roast rates, or higher gravity (in the case of many American stouts). They are still basic stouts, however, not falling into any of the subclasses.