Foreign Export Stout | Ridgeway Brewing

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Foreign Export StoutForeign Export Stout

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gentlebubbles on 02-04-2005

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Brutaltruth
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.


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Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
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.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjboesen
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.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.8/5  rDev -1%

A: Black, almost no head. Where the hell is the head! Pours out fizzy and the bubbles stick to the side of the glass.
S: Roasty malt and lots of fudge.
T: Very nice. Velvety with loads of fudge. Medium sweet. Citrusy hops in the aftertaste. Not in the least bit smokey.
M: It's fizzy but also very smooth. NEEDS A HEAD!
O: The flavour profile is great but the mouthfeel ruins it all. It has a squeaky Coca Cola quality which makes my reel.

Is it too much to ask for a head on my beer?

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of redwax
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mchengcit
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of drpimento
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Much better than the last time I had it. So much better, I'd say it's been reformulated. For the better. Does seem to fit the mold of a foreign stout. Very drinkable

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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +4.2%

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of flyingpig
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of BlairB
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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