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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1261   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2008
had a friend bring me a bottle back from his trip through europe. pours pitch black with none of that heavy carbonation like stock guinness. large tan head that fades fast. very strong smell of malt and a little coffee. the taste is big heavy malt that fades into a dry coffee and a little dark chocolate finish. did a good job of hiding any alcohol. oops forgot to rate first time...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2008
Pours as black as black can be, slightly off white head, very strong series of flavours, coffee, heavy malts, dark chocolate, coffee, espresso...covers so many bases. Is this really the same brand even that is sold in pubs on tap??. Very special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pours almost jet black with a milk-chocolate colored head. Aroma is of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is delicious... with flavors from caramel, to roasted coffee, to coffee and oaken flavor as well. 1 pt. 6 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Poured from a bottle. Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and some coffee. Flavor is mostly roasted malts, with some chocolate and coffee, and a bit of bitterness and nuttiness on the finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. I prefer this to the draught. Nice and easy to drink. Not sure why , better taste and finish to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle from his travels. The beer pours nearly black with a bit of amber around the edges. Medium thick and foamy dark beige head that dissipates steadily, and rings of lacing. The aroma consists of coffee, roasted malt and molasses. Rich, roasty body with coffee, chocolate and burnt malt flavors. Some bitter hops shine through as well. The finish is bitter coffee and hops with malty/chocolatey undertones. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste that lingers awhile. Miles better than the "regular" Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
I like the Nigerian version better for its syrup qualities but this one has the complexity regular Guinness lacks such as a heavier cereal mix with more bitter tones, roastedness and well hidden alcohol. I would say this is better crafted than the Nigerian cousin I just sipped but it seems a bit overloaded as far as flavors are concerned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
why canít they put THIS in the nitro can? This is an awesome beer. Just had it a few days ago after some fat tire... maybe thats why iím so crazy about it right now. Make 12 packs of this ... m

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 50cl bottle from russia, thanks to Chad. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and some alcohol. Very dark, roasted malt flavor, and a lot of alcohol mixed in, almost like a white wine. Slightly sweet with some bitterness from the malts. thick and smooth body. The alcohol is was too present in the flavor. Definitely not the better of the foreign stouts Iíve had. Itís like Guinness draught with more alcohol and body, and Itís not working so well, but not too bad overall. A little hard to finish though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Can 33cl. Black color with a brown and persistent foamy. Aroma is roasted malt and notes of chocolate and coffee, flavor is bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is bitter a lot!

PortuguÍs:Cerveja escura com espuma marrom persistente. Aroma de malte torrado com notas de chocolate e cafť. Sabor amargo e seco, Retrogosto bastante amargo!

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