Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Foreign Extra Stout is a beer like no other. The most full-flavoured of all. Singular and striking. Uniquely satisfying. Brewed with extra hops and roasted barley for a natural bite. Bitter and sweet. Refreshingly crisp. Always rewarding. Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS.

Editor’s Note: This is the standard FES. Sometimes it is imported from Ireland but more often it is brewed locally. This version is most common in the Caribbean and Africa. All versions from those places, save for Jamaica, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana should be rated here.

DerBiermeister's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Wow. This beer tastes so simple and complex at the same time...it is full of simplexity. I feel like this beer could require years of study and enjoyment. It smells good, it looks good, it tastes good, it laces the glass simplexily. Wow. Since regular Guinness was my favourite beer, this is especially good for me. I know not everyone would like it, but I really do.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Déjà très peu habitué et amateur du style, c’est encore moins accessible qu’une Draught, toujours cette lourdeur et ces arômes grillés café, pas mon truc. Pour être franc, je ne l’ai pas finie. Bouteille achetée en grande surface en France, bue le 18/12/2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at Vieux Fort Airport, St Lucia. Brewer in St Lucia. Big roasty aroma, dark chocolate, tree bark, black licorice, burnt caramel, touch of coffee. Roasted malts, burnt flavors, licorice. Full mouthfeel. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Lukt: Duft av kaffe, karamell, vanilje og sjokolade.
Utseende: Dyp sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av røyk, kaffe, frukter, noe sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@Lokal kiosk I Stockwell området London, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Mørk brun/svartb farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Import.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Very nice stout. Good level of bitterness to match the sweet chocolate malt flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (394) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Dark nearly black with light tan head. Aroma is light roast coffee and ethanol. Roasty burnt-bitter flavor. Acetic bitter in the finish. Are these inconsistent? Did I get an "off" one? Perhaps if someone else is serving one of these I’ll try it again, but I’m not giving Diageo any more of my money. I remember it tasting better than this. Nice glass bottle, I’ll save that one for homebrews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Asda. Nearly black. Thick tan head. Dark fruit. Black treacle. Some woodiness. Light sour notes. Taste is metallic, tangy bitter, that lasts an age. Quite dry, too. Viscous palate. Finishes tart, dry, and very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, stable dense brown head, deep brown head with some red hues, aroma of dark chocolate with brown bread and cocoa, flavor of dark chocolate with some roasted notes, cocoa and chocolate cake, light pleasant bitterness, extremely smooth, medium bodied. Highly enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (572) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pour is with a head, aroma is caramel, malt, sweetness. Taste is malty, alcohol, toffee, bitterness, some sweetness, light bitter finish, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trystan148 (28) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
I would say I prefer "classic" Guiness from Ireland, but this one is also good and reminds me the true one. Crafted is from far better though

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