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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Malaysia/Hong Kong/China)



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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local pale malt ingredients and brewed locally. The Malaysian version has in recent years seen an ABV downgrade to 6.8%.

The FES currently (2010) found in Hong Kong is the Malaysian version, as is the FES found in Cambodia.

As of 2011, this is the version now found in the People’s Republic of China, which formerly had a 5% version. That version no longer exists, so Chinese FES ratings should go here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sugary sweetish aroma, light - some caramel and light berry fruitiness and faint roasted malt, light coffee. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint roasted malt, light coffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light berry fruitiness, light caramel and roasted malt with light coffee faint hoppness and alcohol. Way too sweet stout for me - could really use some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1290) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2016
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a dark bown head forming a creamy beige head with medium retention and some lacings left. Nose is quite sweet and roasted. Strong notes of roasted malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Ashes. Taste is slightly sweet in the upfront. In overall, dry and bitter. Roastes malts, grassy hops. Medium to low bitterness. Medium body. Biscuits and ashes in the aftertaste. Medium drinkability. Well....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 18, 2016
330ml bottle from a shop in Siem Reap. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of roast malt and black treacle. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
martin00sr (2390) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2016
Black with big fluffy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, notes of cocoa and syrup. Bittersweet flavour, roasted malt, syrup, sourish and burnt notes. Aftertaste has some kind of cleaning product. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 03/2016, thanks Henri, tiong’s tasting, 20160109) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had chocolate, burnt malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were chocolate, a lot of sweetness, burnt malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, burnt and bitter. A sweetened version of foreign stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daydesiang (46) - MALAYSIA - JAN 14, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 Black and strong roasted coffee & caramel smell.Taste is coffee bitter and sour. Had draught, bottle and can.. must get the draught or if desperate bottle ones but never the can! Of all of the Malaysia commercially available beer this is the best!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (5405) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
330ml bottle (tasting @tiong’s, thanks). Very dark brown color. Small size, bubbly brown head, stays. Looks much like coke. Sweet, caramel, berries and pepsi in aroma. Caramel, roast, coffee, berries in taste. Sweet caramel and some roast in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. Feels rough in mouth. No thanks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
330ml bottle - thanks mjs and the posse at tiongs!
Worrying sweet childrens fake berry sweeties aroma. Taste is very rich and berry-ey, sweet, malty, and with pleasant bitterness, a bit metallic. Feels old and oxidised. Slightly messy, but once you’re past the sweet hump of the aroma, it’s drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
330ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a small white head. Aroma has hints of roasty malts, berries, blackcurrant, hints of earthiness. Taste is earthy, slightly roasty with hints of berries. Finish is smooth, slightly sweet and roasty with hints of blackcurrant. A bit weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at tiong’s, Espoo. Thanks to Mjs! BBE 03/2016. Colour is dark brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. Quite weird.

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