Foreign Extra Stout

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Foreign Extra Stout is an export version of Irish stout with a higher starting gravity and more alcohol.


Foreign extra stout is a stronger variant of traditional Irish dry stout originally brewed for the tropical regions. The higher alcohol and hopping rates helped the stout survive the long journey to the colonies.


Full body. dry or sweet but with more malty flavor due to high alcohol content. High hop rate, but no hop flavor or aroma. Slight sourness, sweetness and diacytl is allowable. Low esters. Low to medium carbonation. Strong version of Stout originally brewed for tropical regions. May be dry or sweet. Much higher starting gravity than Irish Stout, with a slightly more complex flavor due to high alcohol content. Broad class of stouts.


  • Color Range: 30.0-45.0 SRM
  • Original Gravity Range: 1.056-1.075 SG
  • Final Gravity Range: 1.010-1.018 SG
  • Bitterness Range: 30.0-70.0 IBU
  • Alcohol by Volume Range: 5.5-8.0 %
  • Carbonation Range: 2.0-2.6 vols
  • BJCP Style Number: 13 D


  • Similar to dry or sweet stouts
  • English malt
  • Roasted Barley and Flaked Barley for all grain
  • Chocolate, roast, caramel and other dark malts
  • English hops. Complex yeasts
  • Low sulfate, high calcium water.


  • Guiness Extra Stout, Lion Stout, Dragon Stout, Jamaica Stout, Cooper's Best Extra Stout, Sheaf Stout, Bell's Double Cream Stout

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