Brewed by Guinness Nigeria
Style: Foreign Stout
Lagos, Nigeria


on tap

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle: unpasteurised.
Ingredients: Malt (containing barley); Sorghum; Maize; Hops.
The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local ingredients and brewed locally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Can thanks to Omhper. Deep black with thick tan head. Smoky aroma is fruity too. Very smooth with hint of licorice rounding it out. By far best GFES I have had, has nice dry fruity character, solid malts, skins of Bosc pear, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Thanks oakes and beershine for this! Dark brown, creamy tan head. Nuts, roasted malt, and come chocolate. Flavor is nutty, roasty, a bit of hops and has some light licorice notes. Slighty tart as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Hasa slighttly fruity roasted malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty slightly vinous flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. Has a long warming roasted malty slightly vinous finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Scheffel. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is roast, coffee, fruit and chocolate. Oily and vinous. Lots of smoothness and balance in both nose and taste. Very fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of plums and sweet cherries, with chocolate, and a vineous port and sherry touch. Dryish and vineous flavour, with cherry notes, a tart feel and pleasant roasted coffee notes in the background. Good bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 24, 2009
# 86 [Bottle from Scheffel sampled the day after in the cinema.] Wonderful carried in a waterbottle and surrounded by icecubes I sampled this brew 20 hours after it was opened. Of course the carbonation was disappeared, but a great oily look with no head and a woody almost porty flavor gave me the impression of an unusual african beer. Creamy, burned malts, some sourness, but also meditative.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 325ml bottle from an offie in Norwich. Only the eagle-eyed, borderline autistic ticker would have spotted that this wasnít the standard Dublin FES, but something altogether more exotic and poisonous. Offensive sweet cheesy sock aroma thatís almost making me gag. Not quite pitch with a creamy tan head. Astringent dissolved penny bitterness, pencilly (possibly hop-derived) conifer, thin toasted grain, watery cocoa, charred wood. Like sucking cheese spread through a trampís sock. So bad, so wrong I canít stand to part with it and have re-capped it and put it back in the fridge. No, no, no. Everyone else loves this and I canít believe Iíve missed out. This isnít Guinness, doesnít make me RBís top rater of the (Dublin-based) blackstuff, and is probably the biggest disappointment of my beer-drinking life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle, at home with tashi, 4th April 09. Smoother than the Irish GFES but at the expense of body. Lacks the bitterness of Irish GFES but feels stronger. Sweeter fruitiness to taste, no roast note. Less head. More like a schwarzbier than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (10382) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2009
325 ml bottle. From Cardiff, Wales. Pitch black colour with tiny tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, raisins and some roasted malts. Flavour is quite interesting. Roasted malts, dried fruits and some bitterness. Canít find the sorghum, but I guess itís there somewhere. Some coffee too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottled(325ml). -from some random shop in Wien. Black coloured, oily texture, medium sized brown head, light roasted and licorice nose. Roasted malt, dark fruits, plums and raisins with notes of licorice. Bitter roasty finish. Nice stout with sorghum.

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