Tom...lol I can't stand the taste of beer..yuk. I challenge anyone to put 10 beers in front of them in unmarked containers to tell me which beer is which...the only diff I could tell is the diff in taste of dark beers and light beers. I could never understand people liking the taste of beer. lol
Nope it's not a stout - it's an ale - the ONLY stout Guinness brew is Guinness!!!!
As for the best beers in a can - well all the decent beers over in the US come in bottles - you can get Boddigntons, Bass etc in cans, but they really are not as good as some of the micro-brews available such as Old Bastard etc.
Newcastle brown is pretty good in a can - especially the 5 liter draft can!!!!