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BIS004 - Foreign Extra Stout


Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black

Hops: Magnum

Other: Molasses

Yeast: WLP004

(Allergens underlined. Contains gluten.)


Like a rugged off-road version of its smooth, dry Irish cousin, the Foreign Extra Stout is gnarly and coat-your-mouth chewy as opposed to clean and crisp. We’ve gone big on the roast malts here, with both roast barley and black malt in the kettle, and doubled down on the darkness with a substantial addition of molasses. The original Foreign Extra Stouts were fortified with increased hopping rates to aid preservation, and that extra bitterness balances the higher ABV as well as the treacle-sweetness.

Rich, lightly burned dark chocolate aromas; roast-driven and treacly with a substantial full-bodied mouthfeel. A long, bitter finish that makes for a somewhat unexpectedly moreish experience.

What The Hell Was I Thinking?

In the days when it was much more difficult to get good beer in off licences than it is now, I enjoyed the occasional bottle of Guinness Foriegn Extra Stout. It was, and still is, totally different to regular Guinness and packs a real punch. Now we’re all in beer paradise and can drink quality stouts whenever we like, but a craft-brewed Foreign Extra Stout and that muscular flavour profile is still something of a rarity. 

Naturally carbonated, vegan friendly

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