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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Foreign Extra Stout is a beer like no other. The most full-flavoured of all. Singular and striking. Uniquely satisfying. Brewed with extra hops and roasted barley for a natural bite. Bitter and sweet. Refreshingly crisp. Always rewarding. Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS.

Editor’s Note: This is the standard FES. Sometimes it is imported from Ireland but more often it is brewed locally. This version is most common in the Caribbean and Africa. All versions from those places, save for Jamaica, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana should be rated here.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle bought in an asian supermarket in Berlin - Color is pitch-black, head brownish, texture oily. Aroma a bit smoky, malty, strong taste of liquorice. Rather dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2569) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, espresso, chocolate and a bit of wood. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, espresso and wood. Very nice stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3673) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at #x shitty tasting in Belgrade. Really dark brown, lingering foam, Guinness color is best I can say. Malty syrup, a little roast. Enough of a guinness stout flavor but really quite syrupy and sweet. Body is really strange but flavor is quite fine. Dry malty finish, solid. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1572) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Black pour, small tan head. Aroma of prune, raisin and lychee. Flavor of alcohol, raisin, chocolate, and a hint of burnt coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xtoph (9) - AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Appearance: Intense black color with a dense, frothy, light brown foam. Smell: Very malty and sweet. Aroma: Intense notes of chocolate and coffee. Hints of citrus, ripe banana and smoke. Taste: First, there is only the sweetness, which gets more and more intense. At its height, the bitterness kicks in and balances the sweetness perfectly. There is a light sourness all the way through. This gives some freshness. Palate: Beer has a full body and has a creamy and sticky mouth feel. The carbonation is just right. The pleasant bitterness is quite long lasting. Overall: For people who like the standard Guinness Draught, this is a very nice change for special days. It has the typical Guinness character with a special kick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (838) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, brewed in Ireland, bottled in July or August 2015. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, dense, almost stable, brown head. Faint, roasty-malty, slightly fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and raisins. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice and hints of raisins, followed by a short, roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. The aroma lacks a bit of intensity but otherwise this is quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toffee. taste is coffee and grains.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
franbeer (5) - - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
Bue en bouteille. Belle couleur noire. Goût fruité, de vin rouge, de chocolat noire, de caffée. Une bonne stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Nice coffee and strong caramel tones, a rich intricate body with pleasant aroma and a beautiful dark color. One of my all-time favoties!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (1586) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at the Weird shitty tasting at Beerville Bar Belgrade Serbia.Bottle from Delhaize Maxi store Belgrade.Pour it almost clear dark color with small white head.Aroma quite light coffee.Taste really light, watery, some roasted feel on the back, quite easy drinkable.


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