Foreign Export Stout - Ridgeway Brewing
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.65/5 rDev -4.9%
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website:
Black with a 0.5cm foamy head that's light beige & slowly fades to a fine lacing on the surface before turnig patchy a minute later.
Roasted malts & chocolate with hints of coffee. Some smoke around the middle and faint alcohol. The beer is rounded off with some light spice & sugar but its the toasted malts that dominates.
Spicy upfront with roasted malts & coffee that match the smell with some sugar & earthy flavours too. I could detect some chocolate & grain with hints of sweetness rounding things off.
Slightly spicy with some sweetness towards the end. Medium bodied, smooth & creamy in places with some grain initially but this passes quickly & the beer is a fairly easy one to drink with only touches of alcohol coming through.
A fairly decent beer, not quite as sweet as some of the other foreign export stouts but there was some coming through in the taste, particularly towards the end and the alcohol content of the beer was relatively well hidden too.
07-07-2014 08:24:17 | More by flyingpig
3.84/5 rDev 0%
16.9 oz bottle was poured into a large tulip.
Appearance: This beer poured a two finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Toffee, caramel, chocolate, molasses, smoke, dark fruits, a little alcohol, and a little ash.
Taste: Same as above, but the flavors fizzle out faster than I would want them to.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little booze.
Overall: Pretty solid export stout. Becoming more and more a fan of the style.
01-06-2014 19:14:51 | More by Flounder57
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a brown hue at the base. There is a tan bubble head that turns creamy and last a good bit. There are a few bubbles that trail up the glass.
S- The dark dry toffee aroma has graham notes and dark raisins, prunes and a touch of dark cherry tartness in the finish. There is also a hint of wet wood that comes through as the beer opens.
T- The dry wood hint blends with raisins, dark caramel malt and cardboard hints. There is also some sherry and dark malt flavors in the finish. There is just a touch of roasted malt bitterness with prunes and cherry tartness that linger after each sip.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat.
O- This beer is a nice soft stout with a bright fruity ester tartness. The alcohol is well hidden and it drinks like a meal in a glass. The flavor and depth really grow as the beer opens and warms.
01-30-2012 17:17:32 | More by rhoadsrage
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
A - Poured freely into a Mager's glass. It is dark like coffee and forms a thick, foamy cap that takes minutes to settle. I don't suspect much Flaked Barley was used, but certainly enough.
A - Brady and estery. It's clearly English, but I'm not picking up the roasted notes I expected. Maybe my nose sucks. Maybe I should have also picked up a bottle of Guiness Foreign Extra to compare it to.... I advise you do.
T - Pedestrian. The yeast adds a blast of banana at the end. Another reviewer mentioned cheese... I definitely pick up cheese aroma in the finish. It's very "raw" like that. The caramel is prevalent, but the beer isn't sticky. The roast quality is remarkably subdued. I am unimpressed.
M - It's nice, but not silky enough and finishes rounder than drier. I prefer a dry finish.
O - It sure kicks the siht outta those overly boozey and syrupy Russian Imperial Stout Behemoths. But it doesn't merit enough to have the bottle finished. I wish they would try harder. Guinness proves it's so simple to make an exceptional Dry Stout with little effort, why not start there and go bigger?
This is better than a lot of beers out there, but so far below my expectations.
12-17-2011 01:03:45 | More by MONKandTUCK
Foreign Export Stout from Ridgeway Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.