Foreign Extra Stout
Muscular, mouth-coating stout.
Celebrate variety. Reflect a sense of place. Brew modern takes on traditional styles. Brew contemporary styles with a twist. Avoid overused hop varieties. Full flavour spectrum brewing.
This is the Big Ideas Series, the first set of releases from the brewery. The beers are all unfined, vegan friendly and conditioned in package: bottle, keg and cask. We love our beers and hope you do too... let us know!
Description and Tasting Notes
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.
Can/keg/cask conditioned, vegan friendly
Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black
Hops: Magnum, Cascade