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Island Brewing Company

Island Brewing Company
Starry Night Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Island Brewing Company
Starry Night Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Ebony color. Aromas of smoked chocolate, golden oats, autumn leaves, alliums, and molasses with a slightly chewy, vibrant, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length dark roast coffee and cigar ash finish. A full-flavor Export Stout; an autumn camping trip in a glass.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: smoked chocolate, golden oats, autumn leaves, aliums, and molasses
Taste Flavor: dark roast coffee and cigar ash
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-flavor export stout; an autumn camping trip in a glass.

The Producer

Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
5049 6th St
Carpinteria, CA 93013
USA
1 805-745-8272

Foreign-Export Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Foreign stouts are dark brown to black in color and are strong in alcohol ranging from 5.5-9%. Assertive flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate provide the majority of the character of this style, with many versions also featuring medium-to-high hop bitterness. Foreign, or export, stouts were first brewed as a higher gravity version of sweet or dry stouts. These beers were first brewed to withstand export to tropical markets, but today may be found nearly everywhere. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lion Stout, ABC Extra Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

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