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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
Not a nitro guinness, but still has some appeal. Good dark color and head, strong flavor, coffeelike. Not bad. Bottle in B.V.I.'S

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
This is a good beer with a lot of flavor. It has a nice coffee aftertaste that lingers a long time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAR 12, 2004
Bottled, 8% alc, brewed in St.James Gate, Ireland. Light brown thick head, glass sticking and mostly lasting, black colour. Very wide and complex aroma, cookie, molasses, toasted wood, coffee (coffee grain, dark coffee drink), melted licorice, vinous. Roasted grain, coffee (espresso fullness), woody-oaky charachter in taste. Creamy and full mouthfeel, full body, moderate bitterness, finish lightly astringent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2004
Totally black with firm beige head. Fruity aroma with tones of fruit bonbons. Sweet flavor with raisin tones an heavy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
Dark ruby colour, almost but not quite opaque, with a light off-white coloured frothy head. Roasted and almost smoky coffee and chocolate aroma. Lots of roasted character comes through in the flavour, with coffee and a caramel and smoky bitter finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Well there lads and lassies, let me tell you a tale of going to St. James Gate and having a private dinner with the Siklver Fom himself. Now you may wonder who indeed this may be, but let me tell you that all SO many years ago in the winterland of the eighties Guiness and Bass came upon us on draught here in this netherland and noe other that he Silver Fox from Said brewery was here to promote the affail; Not only that but many free pints were pouredd and my former wound up in the lap of said Fox. So I roll forwarsd to 1989 and I'm there at the brwwery and having dinner and who should sit next to me but himslef? Amazing. I decide that after drinking Guinness ALL DAY w/o a buzz I wil try the FES, To which the Fox say yes. I enjoy most completely ... and then want a nap.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2004
My version had something wriong with it I feel. A very metallic bitterness that it just not pleasant. The nose is great with good earthy chocolate overtones but the taste is a real disappointment. Must try asnother elsewhere in my Asian travels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Thick pour. Had a rocky head. A bitterness from the roasted malt rather than hops. A lot stronger alcohol taste than the regular Guinness and more flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2004
Pours like chocolate syrup with a creamy, brown, rocky head like the crema of a good espresso. The first note in the aroma is a rich, coffee-like malt, followed by a burnt caramel bitterness. Very full body - not at all watery like Guinness Original or Draught - with warm malt flavours and a slight sourness. A strong bitter character grows into the long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2004
Intensely black. Sour, smokey, roasted coffee. Bitter Chocolate. A great beer to end a cold chilly day with.


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