RateBeer
overall
96
91
style
Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Irish version: Fat, tar-like opaque beer. Brownish, thick cappuchino-like head. Extremely potent and rich with lots of bitterness - from both hops and malts. A bit difficult to finish. 230302

(Bottle) Cameroon version: Pitch black with a brownish head. Roasted, malty nose - and a strange, indefinable not so pleasant smell. Surprisingly light-bodied, sweetish malt but yet rather dry. The notes of the burned malt are rather subdued - sort of a "stout light", but not at all unpleasant. 5/4/7/3/12=3,1 170705

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
Mmm. Roast barley aroma, rich thick tan head on an (unsurprisingly) black beer. Sweetish roasty taste with a long-lasting aftertaste thatís sour but with buttery hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Stout black. Brown head, retains somewhat, laces decently. Dry, acidic, vinous, note of toast with mabey a bit of burnt toast. Medium bodied. Long very bitter finish. Although stouts are usually considered hearty, this I found this one as refreshing as pilsner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2005
This is a good beer. Strong to the last drop, then the aftertaste takes over the battle ;-)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Clean slightly yeasty aroma. Nice dark brown color with a full tan head. Initial flavor was of honey with a slight citrus finish that was nicely lasting althought maybe slightly metallic. Palate was moderately thick. Enjoyed this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 From a bottle.Bloody black in colour,nice brown head.Dark fruits and coffee,warming alcohol,toe curling,red ears,I can take on the world.well good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Poured a deep, dark, brown color with a small, light tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of peanuts, butterscotch, chocolate and roast, with light burnt notes. Lots of roast and chocolate in the taste. Light oak and nuts, but dominated by roast. Very nice. Best beer I found in Aruba.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 wow, i was WAY impressed by this one for guinness. poured nearly black with tan head. smells like brown sugar and sweet beery goodness... its much smoother than draught and much better tasting... sweeter taste, more licorice and brown sugar with hint of carmel. iíd recommend at least trying it, but defeinitely dont expect it to be speedway or anything

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 I was happy drinking this, I got it in Belize, and it says is under permition of Guinness, blah, bah, blŮah, Itís ok, I like it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
Sept, 2002: I found this extremely smooth and creamy - much softer than the standard Guinness. The strength is well concealed. [3.0]
<a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=55&FanOfID=4383>Th Stout Stewing.


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 » 111


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50