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



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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (5815) - 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 (30) - 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 (4786) - 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 (12201) - 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 (5611) - 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 (4537) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Humlehode (401) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2016
Pours black with brown, quickly dissipating head. Roasted, coffee, burnt rubber aroma. Slightly harsh and burnt aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evilempire (147) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
far better than anything I expected to find in Malaysia! actually a bit of flavour, if rather sweet compared to other FES versions. A bit cloying by the end of a 660ml bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (558) - - DEC 12, 2015
Sampled from a 33cl bottle from a Hong Kong supermarket. This is one of the best versions of this ubiquitous beer that I have tried. The ABV of 6.8% gives it some backbone, and all the usual roasted flavours are there. In addition there are undercurrents of sour cherry and black currant, which adds an extra dimension to the taste. Usual roasty, bitter finish. This is a wonderful beer and always consistent and reliable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2015
(6) Slightly above average. Maybe it was the warm Malaysian air that had me rate thi beer higher - or the low and poor selection of beer in Malaysia. Maybe having this beer in Chinatown made it so much better.

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