Foreign Stout began with the beer that would become Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. This was a stronger, extra-hopped version of the basic Guinness Extra Stout, brewed to survive long journeys overseas. The classic FES still exists in a few different forms, but many of the original destination countries (Jamaica, Sri Lanka, etc.) now have their own, locally-produced versions. Foreign stout occupies a position between basic stout and imperial stout. It is sweeter than a basic stout, but not as robust as an imperial. It is less fruity and less hoppy as well. Foreign stouts are sometimes made with local grains and adjuncts – sugar is not uncommon. Alcohol ranges from 6-8%.
Top Beers of the Style
The Kernel Export Stout London 1890 (3.932674)
Amager / Goose Island RyeKing (3.889172)
Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake (3.881104)
Modern Times City of the Dead (3.867584)
Pelican Tsunami Stout (3.863771)