Old Ford Export Stout
Redchurch Brewery

Old Ford Export StoutOld Ford Export Stout
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Redchurch Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #34
Ranked #16,427
3.9 | pDev: 7.69%
Jun 08, 2022
Jun 24, 2013
Very Good
Old Ford Export StoutOld Ford Export Stout
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle into a pint glass. Best by 1/14/23.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Black with brown highlights body. Small off white head shrinks to a ring, no real lacing.

Fairly strong aroma, dark dried fruit mostly.

Taste is even stronger than the nose. Lots of dark skin fruit with hints of dark chocolate and bitter coffee.

Mouth close to full, finish only faintly roasted with the aforementioned flavors.

Overall, good strong Export Stout. Wish there were more around.
Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a sturdy and fuller bodied stout with a big feel, super smooth, and pretty intense on the dark grains, these guys make some really cool beers, but it was their darker stuff that really impressed me the most. this is near black in color with high shine and a creamy light brown head on it, mellow but alive, dense looking, pretty. aroma has some burnt coffee to it, a fresh roasted element that is surprising too in a style like this, i rarely think about freshness in stout, but it makes itself obvious here. notes of coal sort of minerality, tobacco, and raisin along the dark malt too, appealing, some english yeast here too. the flavor is a nice marriage of all of this, and the beer is well nuanced with grain depth, some light smoke, dried cherry, and dark chocolate here, along with an absolutely velvet smoothness of feel, like amazingly creamy but then dry, hides its strength well, and lingers on the palate in a gift that keeps on giving. i thought this was excellent, among the best beers i had from redchurch during our recent visit!
May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: best by 1/8/19
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The look is that very dark brown that I just don't know how to add more adjectives and adverbs to. Not any light coming through. Light brown head, about the color of a chocolate mousse. Fine carbonation, slight head.

Nose starts with a very pleasant dark malt. Some caramel, some molasses, some chicory. Nice and toasty, with a small amount of acidity.

Taste matches the nose pretty well at first. The chicory comes with some very dark tobacco. (This might actually go well with the right cigar.) Cola up front. It's also one of the smokier brews that's not explicitly smoked. The chicory does evolve to resemble coffee more as it warms in the mouth. Slight burnt toast in the background.

The feel has lots of foamy, fine carbonation. Aftertaste has burnt toast and anise, perhaps a little stronger than I'd like. It doesn't quite cross over to being acrid, but it might for those who are sensitive to that. Alcohol is fairly well hidden.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Sep 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 330ml bottle.
L: Glossy black with a thick, dark tan head that lasts forever. Arcs of lacing.
S: Rich, sweet, toasted malt.
T: Slightly charred, sweet, coffee and black treacle. Bitter hops very evident (which I like). Some booze towards the end.
F: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Some stickiness. Long, very dry finish.
O: Enjoyable, full-strength stout. Drank cold on a warm summer evening outdoors and it went down very easily. Another excellent brew from Redchurch.
Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Hoppsbabo from England

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks like an impy stout. Boozy, with an obvious rumness. Rich dark chocolate and earthiness, but a bit too dry and bitter. Almost there, just lacking that restorative quality one looks for in an impy stout.
May 17, 2017
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On Tap @ brewdog soho. Pours opaque near-black with a thin but creamy head that leaves medium lacing. Nose is basically a Hershey's bar with some additional complex sugars and a touch of smoke. Taste is mellow and rounded. Roasted flavors come out a bit here along with the milk chocolate, but a soft approach. A little more carbonated than required, but maintains a medium mouthfeel. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
Nov 09, 2016
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Reviewed by lohyewcheong from Singapore

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark mahogany held against bright light. Super huge khaki creamy foamy head!

Roast malt, chocolate, Licorice. Reminiscent of a good Porter. Intense hop aroma, especially when swirled! Hops make this smell like a black IPA.

Nice dark malt, roasty chocolate. Slight coffee. Slight spice. There's a nice balance to everything so that the bitterness from the roasted malt and hops doesn't jut out jarringly.
Aftertaste is spicy, Licorice, chocolate bitter.

Gentle carbonation caresses the tongue and throat along with a medium viscous creamy smooth body.

Smell and taste evolved from ice cold to room temperature. Enjoyed it throughout the entire range of temperatures!
Jun 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Black color with creamy light brown head. Aroma is really hop forward with some nice roasty undertones and a touch of caramel. If I had this blind, I would have said it's a black IPA for sure. Taste starts quite roasty up-front, bitter and slightly acidic with a slight malt sweetness in the background. Hops are still present with bitter and earthy notes but stay more in the back, letting the roasted malts shine. Medium body with a really soft mouthfeel. Overall this is a bitter stout with lots of hops and roasted malts, really tasty and easy drinking.
Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by rpopescu from Netherlands

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by stephenlee from England

Dec 18, 2015
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Continuing my experiments in rapid ageing
Pumped 90s alt rock through this for 3 hours
Let's see if it's made a difference
Black body, big tanned foam thats a full inch thick & sticks
Hoppy Coffe aroma
Verging dangerously into black IPA territory, then rich chocolate reclaims the stout status
Smooth drinking & hard to fault
Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Purchased a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Here's hoping it has held up....

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears black as pitch in the glass. Produces a vast head of creamy mocha foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of coffee, cocoa, faint burnt grain, molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast, a whiff of liquorice and a twinge of sourness. A touch of warming booze in the background. Complex and satisfying.

T: Tastes of intense roasted malt with a defiantly bitter finish. Notes of coffee, cocoa, burnt grain, molasses, dried fruit, earthy yeast, mild liquorice, faint stewed leaves and a delicate sour hint. Slightly sweet, followed by a powerful malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Could perhaps be a shade thicker for the style. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee and earthy yeast.

O: Very nice - this has aged just fine. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are seriously roasty and bitter with notes of coffee, dark grain and subtle dried fruit. Good body. Deeply satisfying; goes down a treat. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.
Apr 25, 2015
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beige head, long stays in the glass.
The aroma of this beer is a coffee and hops, a little grassy accents.
Taste intense, powerful bitterness, long. Next were black fruits, fine dry grass, a little chocolate and coffee to finish. Alcohol completely undetectable. Old Ford Export Stout is thick, chunky, but not overwhelming.
I drank it very easily and with pleasure.
Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by azkkr from England

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by MikeKSmith from England

Jan 16, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by BartMcStout from Belgium

Dec 18, 2014
Rated: 4.17 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by crosenkrantz from Switzerland

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 24, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GABrew from Georgia

May 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by bpierre from England

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Mar 07, 2014
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Reviewed by lacqueredmouse from Australia

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Smooth deep, relatively clear black-brown, with a very solid and retentive head of pale mocha. Some streaking lace and fine carbonation. Looks pretty solid.

Smell is gorgeous. Rich, gooey chocolate boxed in by beautiful crisp roasted characters, with a brighter note of fresh ground coffee or capsicum. There's a berry or cherry aroma too which works beautifully, giving a different kind of sweetness. As well as this there's a crumble aromatic brown sugar character which just lends it this sense of warmth and connection. Lovely stuff. Really lovely.

Taste is also extremely good. Clean and bright roast provides a basis, while those lingering berry sweet fragrances dance around the outside. More chocolate, almost a touch of smoke, but mostly just so beautifully rounded and integrated. It's really gorgeous.

Feel is mostly rounded and pleasant. It's not a highlight, but it very much supports the other greatnesses in this beer.

Overall, I'm extremely impressed. This is lovely stuff, well melded and well-integrated. Plenty of delicious flavour but brought together with skill. Absolutely cracking brew.
Dec 28, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Brewer1980 from Scotland

Dec 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

Dec 05, 2013
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Reviewed by CrazyDavros from Australia

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows heavy roasted malt with some cocoa notes amongst lots of spicy hops and some resinous piny notes. Very American-styled.
Pretty similar falvours, big roasted malt notes, quite dry. Lots of pine and grapefruit along with an aggressive bitterness.
Carbonation is too full-on.
Nov 30, 2013
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
The liquid is warm black (100 EBC). The brown head is finger thick. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is loaded with roasted malt. Some sweet flavours and hoppy flavours. Chocolate, chili peppers and a touch of metal.

Sweet-bitter powerful flavours with grand notes of roasted almost burned malts. Dark chocolate and dry cocoa. Full body. Fruits, both fresh and dried, in the aftertaste. Red berries. No notable alcohol.

The carbonation is fresh with long lived bubbles. The liquid is rather light.

A fine export stout, the flavours are straight on with both chocolate and roasted flavours.
Aug 30, 2013
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Reviewed by Kirk from England

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
OLD FORD EXPORT STOUT this is the first in a forthcoming series of special edition brews. as such old ford export stout is only available from our online store and from specially selected bar and restaurant outlets.

rich dark and deep black export stout. complex malt base providing burnt chocolate, espresso coffee, molasses and leather aromas. the complexity of the malts is perfectly balanced by the warmth of the alcohol, punchy bitterness and earthy spice provided by the columbus hops.

abv 7.5% ibu 77
Jun 24, 2013
Old Ford Export Stout from Redchurch Brewery
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