Foreign (Export)-Style Stout


Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.7 - 9.3%
  • IBU: 30 - 60
  • Color:   40+ SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.052 - 1.072
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.020

As with classic dry stouts, foreign-style stouts have an initial malt sweetness and caramel flavor with a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Some slight acidity is permissible and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel is appropriate. Bitterness may be high but the perception is often compromised by malt sweetness. Hop aroma and flavor should not be perceived. The perception of fruity esters is low. Diacetyl (butterscotch) should be negligible or not perceived. Head retention is excellent.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.