Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local ingredients and brewed locally. The abv may vary.

There is also another Guinness FES at 6.5% alcohol, brewed in Kenya, by Kenyan Breweries Ltd and one brewed in Tanzania by Serengeti Breweries Ltd.

Editor’s Note: Not sure at what point this went from 7.5% (the standard FES) to 6.5%. This entry is for Jamaican, Tanzanian and the Kenyan FES’ only - we don’t know of any others at 6.5% but if you see one let us know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Purchased at Progressive Foods in Montego Bay. The aroma on this is really interesting. It’s super spicy and peppery, with some of the underlying roasted and toasted malt character. Some metallic character is also there, with some anise making a strong showing, too. It’s Guinness, but totally different. Opaque dark mahogany body with a medium, creamy tan head that is strong. Attractive. Starts with lots of anise an licorice character. Becomes leathery and somewhat roasted in the middle. Strong anise character also comes through later with a bit of a saltiness on the palate. Spiciness is present late. Super gnarly...not a huge fan of all the anise, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
11.2oz bottle drank from the bottle. Pretty much regular Foreign Extra with something slightly sour and a little more hops. I would drink it again though given the chance. Much better than the free Red Stripe at the resort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with some lactose notes are quite interesting and different then the aroma of the regular version. Taste is also dominated by loads of black chocolate notes with some sweet undertones with lactose notes. Body is thinner then I would have expected with some good carbonation. Enjoyable in the sense that there is not much else to drink that is somewhat interesting in Kenya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottled, Jamaican. Poured medium-deep brown with a nice, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweet molasses and licorice notes with some vanilla bean and lightly-smoked malts too.. sweet and welcoming. The flavor found a mess of burnt dark sweetness at the core.. sharp oxidation cut through and rode out the finish along with nondescript bitterness.. ugly in the end. Medium-bodied with poor sweet/sharp interplay on the palate.. seemed past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1316) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Can 33cl. Dark color with great head. Traditional Guinness with smooth palate. Raisins and caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, medium sweet, caramel, little toffee and a little butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, butter and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270112

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, chocolate, notes of coffee. licorice and is a little earthy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
Can. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Toffee notes. Moderate bitter roasted flavor. Dry coffee notes. Average dry coffee finish. Oily palate. Strange but a nice experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2011
50cl bottle brewed in Kenya. Pours a lightly viscous, opaque black with a creamy, slightly thick beige head. Doesn’t look like your typical Guinness. Nose is mostly roasted barley, a little hay, some light grass, brown bread, a little licorice. Flavor is big, heavy licorice, very malty, sweet, molasses, roasted barley, dark toast, a little hay, chocolate. Full bodied, sweet, sticky finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50