Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

Editorís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Nice hoppier version of a stong guiness. The low carbonation and roasted barley make this quite pleasant to drink in a warm climate. Oak and coffee round out this "extra" nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
Hoppy and burned aroma makes this black beauty stand out. Loads of burned malt, hops and some fattish sensations in the taste. Quite a bit more interesting than the average guinness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Had this beer on 4/7/2007. Aroma is a mild toasted scent with very faint tones of hops. Color is a deep black with a good head that goes loose on the edge but seems tight in the center. Taste is crisp and bitter. Starting with medium body it goes down with a crisp feel that is a bit sharp on the sides of your tongue. Finish comes on with a mild roasted malt flavor that turns to a full bitterness that is backed by more toasted and burnt flavors. Its just not a very good stout. This is just a weak Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4347) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2007
Black colour, brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee cream and chocolate. Nice smooth and full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle purchased in Japan: Dark black, light head, nice light tan head. The nose is full and thick with sweet roast and pleasant light alcohol. Soy and maple, lots of vanilla and wood. The flavor is nice and full, fairly acidic and bitter vs the other guinness varieties. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Solid black beer with a large dense coffe coloured head, aroma is rich and malty with a burnt edge and a roasted slightly bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
almost black color with a thin brown head. dark roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and alcohol. syrupy body with soft bubbles. bitter molasses taste with anise and coffee, and a slight tartness. a classic and always a good drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneezey (134) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Solid nice tasting strong burnt malt taste, very enjoyable. But not at all like the original thing in Ireland. Heavy all the way on the malt but more watery than draught or the nitro-bottle/cans. Still good even if not as good as the original - just different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010
Date: August 06, 1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Flavor: light and mild flavor, alcoholic, roasted finish

Name: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Irish Version)
Date: June 14, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, thin brown head, touch of lace
Aroma: sweet licorish aroma with light roasted
Flavor: nice sweet roasted flavor, long bitter finish, a touch of tartness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar ticker tasting
Words: cayman island version
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and licorice aroma
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, touch of milky sweetness, hint of sour mash, touch of coffee bitterness, long roasted finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle, from Cameroun. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty caramellic almost toffee aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Long nice bitter finish with licorice notes. Creamy palate. Really nice stout.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 98 99 100  101  102 103 104 » 124

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50