This was a contest, sponsored by BBC, which the winning recipe (made by some guy in Canada) turned into a beer. There was little difference between this and a stout, except maybe where the fermentation took place, as this is a lager and stouts are ales. It had the same nutty, hoppy, thick taste, but I have to say that this is the best stout I've had to date, except for Dragon. Went down quite well. Definitely a fine recipe.