Foreign Stout

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%.

Serve In:

Top Beers of the Style
The Kernel Export Stout London 1890 (3.943173)
Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake (Barrel Aged) (3.925779)
Amager / Goose Island RyeKing (3.901041)
Artezan Too Young To Be Herod 2016 Bourbon BA (3.897566)
Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake (3.883266)