Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout
Ridgeway Brewing

Ridgeway Foreign Export StoutRidgeway Foreign Export Stout
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From:
Ridgeway Brewing
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #41
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,209
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.94%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
101
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 06, 2023
Added:
Feb 04, 2005
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  6
Ridgeway FES matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal liquorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the aging process. Beneath all this change, sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hops.
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Rated: 3.77 by Dethark from England

Jun 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3.86 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
"Best before 6/10/24"; drank 2/21/23 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice tan head; a thick curtain of lace.

Oats, cream, mild chocolate & faint mint notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Cream & mild mint flavors up front; chocolate & oat notes on the finish.

Smooth, creamy, unique & pretty damn delicious.

I'll be buying this on sight moving forward...
Feb 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jan 08, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout has a thin, beige head and a very dark-brown appearance, with no lacing. The aroma is of dark-roasted barley malt. The taste is of that element, with raisins and dates. The bitterness and sweetness are relatively low. Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout has a medium body and a mostly-dry finish.

RJT
Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured dark with plenty of carbonation and thin light head.

Up front in the taste is malt with some sweetness and mild hop/malt bitterness. Also a bit of ash and char mixed with some light coffee. Has a rather light, bubbly mouthfeel. It's good, but nothing really remarkable about this one.
Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

May 30, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- Almost black, glints of ruby through corners of the glass when held to the light. Clear, pours with 1Cm pale tan fine-bubble head. Head clears quite soon, but leaves lacing down the sides of the glass.
S- Toasty and rich malts.
T- Boof, quite a punchy hoppy flavour for a stout. Then you notice the toasty charred notes.
F- Hoppy/bitter for a stout. Quite a pungent feel but to me there's no way it comes over as 8.0%ABV.
O- Good pungent stout. I'm quite surprised by the lack of richness/mouth-feel of the 8.0%; but if you told me it's 6.0% I might be quite impressed.
500ml bottle. BB: 21/01/22.
Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Black color with red highlights and a thin head short lived.
Chocolatey aroma with notes of cocoa, licorice, oat and some dark fruits.
Flavor with notes of cola, coffee, nuts, just a bit of grapes, caramel, tea leaves, chocolate, burnt grains, tangy hops and oat. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8% is superbly disguised.
Foreign Export Stout with great malt complexity and rather soft on the dark fruit. Original and with less strength relatively to the style.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On cask at Bulls Head in Lititz, PA.

Lovely pour from a barkeep who knows his craft: dark, opaque black with a cloudy grey head. Truly beautiful.

The beer has an English aroma, with bitter nobel hops and chocolate porter grain against faint wisps of alcohol.

Very smooth flavor. Chocolate and bright coffee up front, porter grain in the middle, and a bittersour finish.
Jun 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle in a snifter. This fine stout pours a deep brownish cola black with a
decent head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool, and features some
nice light sudsy lacing. Nose of dark berries, subtle char and deeply roasted malts, cocoa,
cream, and sweet caramel malts. Flavors lightly exceed by force with dark chocolate and
cola notes with vanilla and cream touched by dark berry notes of blackberries and dark sweet
cherries dunked in dark roasted malts and subtle char notes. Excellent mouth feel is a standard
for the style and the country from whence it comes; smooth, low carbonation, and medium full
on the body. Overall a fantastic stout done right from across the pond.

Cheers
Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by dcmchew from Romania

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Light tan head, about two fingers, nearly nitrous looking in it's creamy appearance. Settles to a thin top and puck with a good creamy collar. Straight up dark mahogany brown opaque body. The occasional top bubble hits the surface. Real nice looking stout.

Aroma gives a sensation of muted cream, inistinct berry fruit, with a touch of tobacco to hop bitterness. Dry sensing powdered chocolate but not so much into cocoa richness. Definitely seems more roasty than sweet, with a distinct fruity yeast sense. Solid either way.

Creamy palate noticeable on first sip, with delicious dark chocolate and cocoa nibs mixing in with a taste of fruit on first sip. Aftertaste is quite unique. Charring roast, dry dark cocoa powder, and an accent hop and tobacco tasting bitterness. Nicely light bodied, hard to believe this kicks in at eight percent abv, but has no boozy traces whatsoever. Warmth after sometime gives nice subtle flavors and a strong lingering aroma.

This is a very solid foreign export. Delivers nicely, and has some excellent qualities that take some time to dive into.
Aug 11, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16.9oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, oil-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left almost no lacing on the glass. It smelled of sweet toffee, rich caramel and some earthy bitterness. Sweet chocolate, toffee, caramel and a nice bitterness.
Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown. Thin beige head.
Coffee and fruit aroma.
Sweet. Toasted chocolate malt taste. Dried stone fruit in the mix.
Smooth but rather thin. Alcohol not detected.
Apr 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by thatsmyspot from Italy

Jan 20, 2016
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Once settled - which is quick - there is a pitch black body, dark and foreboding, capped with a thin trace of foam. The nose is heavy, exuding massive whiffs of licorice and raisin. The palate is lightly doppled with hint of plum, coffee, bread and the aforementioned raisin. The only real problem is the light feel, not as creamy as one would expect from this style. This said, there is some crispness to it. In nay case, this is a fine quaff, and one worth trying.
Sep 28, 2015
Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 101 ratings