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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 Peopleís Republic of China, which formerly had a 5% version. That version no longer exists, so Chinese FES ratings should go here.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Can from a 7/11 in Kl. It pours black with a thick beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, roasty, acidity, cheap coffee, scorched earth and rubbing alcohol. The taste is bitter, earth, harsh roast, light burnt notes, some acidity, astringent notes, peppery spice and instant coffee with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Canít say Iím a fan. A bit acidic and astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Iíve had each type of this beer - from Mainland China to Malaysia and now after drinking it many times - a rating for the Hong Kong version, which Iím drinking right now. Deep dark brown coloured body a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, raisins, cola, light coffee and a bunch of roasted malts with hints of alcohol and earth. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavour at first with a lot of pit fruits and prune flavour right behind. Aftertaste shows some light coffee, but more prune, raisin and pit fruit flavours than anything else with hints of vanilla and tobacco at the end. Overall, a nice beer that is perhaps a bit thin and one-dimensional, but not a bad offering considering the other beers associated with this side of the world. That said, I largely prefer the Singapore and Indonesian versions of this beer (luckily iíll be having both in the upcoming days) compared to this one. I sampled this 330 mL can purchased from a 7-11 here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong on 21-June-2014 for HK$11,20 sampled a few minutes later in my hotel room here on the Island.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 23, 2014
A good stout. very dark with a malty nutty aroma. notes of chocolate and coffee. pleasant balance of bitter and sweet notes. I think a goof pils or weizen may be more enjoyable in the Malaysian weather

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2014
From the notebook: Can at the KL airport. Itís black. More complex than "regular" US guinness. Not bad on the whole. Certainly fine for pissing away time at the LCCT.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neverleaveopen (147) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
clear deep dark brown with a fine head. aroma of caramel, liquorice and subtle grass and citrus. well-balanced taste. good finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (431) - - MAR 18, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, some caramel, and hints of dark fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2014
Guinness Foreign Extra Malaysia
Green Man, Kuala Lumpur.
Black beer with a creamy beige head. Aroma of molasses, espresso coffee, light roasted barley, raisins. Flavor of cocoa, dark chocolate, sourish coffee.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2014
My 8th Guinness. Dark brown with a tan, think lasting, nice lacy head. Smells like a malt drink. Liquorish, fudge and syrup. Sweet at first with soft roast and malt and caramel, with a malt drink liquorish finish. Tastes like Malta with a bit of bitterness. Little roast. Worst Guinness Iíve had so far.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to worldbeertaste. Pours almost black. Aroma is licorice and fudge. Not my cup of tea. Taste is pretty sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Worldbeertaste. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, dough, fudge, light roast and toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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