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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
Massive off whitish head. Nutty, fruity, and tangy with smoky notes and the traditional guinness bitterness coming through. Sof on the togue. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
Bottled. Fantastic aroma; sharp fresh dough, really fruitcake-like. Jet black body with a veneer of coffee coloured froth for a head. Big malt and roasty flavours in this, but the slightly sour aftertaste is a bit of a suckerpunch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2004
Deep black color, short brown head. Aroma of black and roasted malts, coffee with cream, chocolate, hint of alcohol, some artificial strawberry milky something. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, some sour creamy tone. Sweet sour aftertaste and slightly bitter with a sticky palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2004
Aroma consists of heavily roasted malts (coffee/chocolate) and some cream or lactic essent. Opaque black coloured with a thin brown lasting head (not as creamy as the original guinness). Taste is heavily roasted malty, coffee/chocolate, again something creamy/lactic, quite bitter and too sweet. Even fruity this stout is. The palate is quite sticky.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
A black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted bread and malt. The flavor is nicely roasted with notes of smoke and roasted bread. It really gives You the warmth - it is almost so thick that You have to chew it. A really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
Dark brown beer with a tall tan head. Bitter and dry malty and smoky aroma. Flavor is sweet to begin with but turns bitter hoppy. Also roasted malt, coffee and some smoke notes. Very flavorfull and a thick mouthful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2235) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Deep brown, near black in colour, coffee coloured head. Aroma was of deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. Flavour had some alcohol coming through, roasty, quite bitter, chocolate, moalsses, dry with a slight sourness. Medium/large body. Finishes with a long lingering bitterness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Roasted coffee and treacle aroma, deep brown, pours a medium sized toffee head. Flavours of treacle, liquorice and coffee, and fruit cake. Medium bodied, bitter as can be. A fine offering! Thanks very much IPFreely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark brown-black colour with a mocha head. Aroma and flavour are robust and roasty, with a dry and slightly sour finish. So much better than the regular Guinness it’s not funny...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
Thanks goes out to Tim for hooking this one up. Appearance is a dark, basically jet black body. Frothy head accompanies. Aroma is robust roasted malt and some sweetness. Taste is bitter and sour, with some hints of coffee and roasted malt. Dry finish, followed with a heavy sour aftertaste. Interesting brew.


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