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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Dark British Beer Foreign Extra Stout


BJCP 2015 16D Foreign Extra Stout example
16D - Foreign Extra Stout


Overall Impression

A very dark, moderately strong, fairly dry, stout with prominent roast flavors.


Also known as Foreign Stout, Export Stout, Foreign Export Stout. Historic versions (before WWI, at least) had the same OG as domestic Extra Stouts, but had a higher ABV because it had a long secondary with Brettanomyces chewing away at it. The difference between domestic and foreign versions were the hopping and length of maturation.

Commercial Examples

Coopers Best Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, The Kernel Export Stout, Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout, Southwark Old Stout

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  • OG:  1056 - 1075
  • FG:  1010 - 1018
  • ABV: 6.3 - 8
  • IBU: 50 - 70
  • SRM: 30 - 40
BJCP 2015 16D - Foreign Extra Stout Commercial Example