A stout dilemma

Did you ever decide that you were going to indulge in a little creamy stout goodness but not know exactly what you wanted?  I did, and figured I’d opt for something I’d never tried while I was at it, what with variety being the spice of life and all.  As it turns out, though, just picking out a sample of stout can be a little more complicated than I expected.  I wrote all about my dilemma in a new Hoperatives post today, and came to a fun and tasty conclusion.  I still need advice, though.  Maybe you can help me out?