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Island Brewing Company

Island Brewing Company
Starry Night Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.0%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Island Brewing Company
Starry Night Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.0%
Ebony color. Aromas of German chocolate cake, leather, banana muffins, and clove with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long old-fashioned coffee, blackened herbs, salted caramel, and black toast finish. A bold and brawny export stout that offers fruit-laced, rich flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: German chocolate cake, leather, banana muffins, and clove
Taste Flavor: old-fashioned coffee, blackened herbs, salted caramel, and black toast
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Box Of Chocolates, Beef Empanadas, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and brawny export stout that offers fruit-laced, rich flavors.

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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