Porters and stouts were one and the same in their early history, but in the mid 1800s the two styles each became their own. Porters are dark, hoppy beers that helped revolutionize the English brewing industry. Porters are brewed with brown malt, which is the same pale malt used in IPA but kilned to a darker color. This extra kilning also heat neutralizes the enzymes in the malt, which leads to a different flavor profile than IPAs.
Missing Links’ Caveman Porter is a substantial, malty, dark ale full of roasty flavors, Caveman Porter has a distinct taste of chocolate and toffee. These flavors are accentuated by a medium bitterness supplied by English hop varieties