This Export Stout was Originally brewed in 2017, as part of our monthly Ides series. When it won the 2018 Canadian Brewing Gold, we decided to brew it again as a seasonal. Its popularity has endured and now we brew it every winter. Export Stouts have been brewed since the 18th century and are generally A stronger version of the style. Ours has the aroma of baker’s chocolate and coffee, and a clean, dry finish.
Style: Foreign Export Stout*
OG: 17 Plato
Malts: All British-origin malts: Maris Otter, 2 kinds of Crystal malt, Chocolate malt, and Roasted Barley
Hops: Northern Brewer
Yeast: California Ale (our house strain)
Aroma: Baker's chocolate, ground coffee, touch of dried fruit
Appearance: Jet black with ruby hues, opaque with a persistent tan head
Taste: Chocolate and roast up front, with a touch of toffee, biscuit, and dried fig. Firm hop bitterness, no discernible hop flavour, clean finish, dry
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-low carbonation, creamy and substantial, though not overly lingering, mouthfeel
Overall Impression: A dark, moderately strong, balanced, dry stout with prominent roast flavour.