Beer Pairings: Stout

With tones of chocolate, coffee, and malt, dark stout beers go beautifully with rich foods.

Pour a stout to go alongside these beefy, tomatoey beans. See the recipe for Barbecued Baked Beans » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »
The sharp cheddar here belongs with a smooth oatmeal stout with a hint of hoppy bitterness. See the recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »
The sharp cheddar here belongs with a smooth oatmeal stout with a hint of hoppy bitterness. See the recipe for Pork with Mole Negro Sauce » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »

Beef and Guinness Pie

Just like you’d pair the same wine you used in a braise with the end result, pour a good Irish stout and dig into this rich meat pie. See the recipe for Beef and Guinness Pie » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »

Kansas City-Style Spareribs with Barbecue Sauce

At Smokestack in Kansas City, spare-ribs, a particularly flavorful cut, are served with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Rossini Burger

This over-the-top burger, adorned with truffles and foie gras and drenched in demi-glace, deserves a dry stout with a hefty, silky body but a crisp finish. Get the recipe for Rossini Burger »

Chocolate Truffles

Almost any variation of stout works well with chocolate, but the espresso in these truffles will make a complex but light-bodied stout sing. Also, try a stout brewed with espresso or coffee for extra kick. See the recipe for Chocolate Truffles » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »
Enhance the coffee flavors and the buttery brown sugar praline sauce with a dry, light-bodied version of the beer style. See the recipe for Meringues Topped with Coffee Ice Cream and Praline Sauce » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »

Sicilian Vanilla Ice Cream

Plop a scoop of this ice cream into a pint glass and slowly fill with your favorite stout for a stellar beer float.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This cake’s sweetness, from cinnamon and brown sugar, brings out the dark coffee notes in a stout. See the recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »