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

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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   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.

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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A sugary light coffee aroma. Flavor is dry and hoppy and bitter but also has a light sourness to it as well, shich isnít good. Still, pretty good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Dublin-07. I picked this one up at the St. Jamesís gate brewery store. Dark beige head, and dark black colour. Very roasty and bitter with full body.

4
   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.

3.4
   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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RSRIZZO (1933) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4380) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.7
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneezey (135) - 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.


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