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


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RATINGS: 1263   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
beer pours a thick, deep brown-tinted black, with a dense tan head that retains quiite well and leaves tons of lace. rich boozy nose with elements of chocolate and buttered figs (yes, perhaps a bit of diacetyl, but low-level, and well-integrated). great aroma - fun to just sniff. flavor starts with a deep, bitter-chocolate rush, that is quickly dried out by an obviously healthy punch of bittering hops. a very well balanced beer for its size - and a hell of an offering from a brewery that I honestly donít think so much of. a bit hot in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle, from Sainsburys Jan 2007. Jet black, excellent rocky beige head with good condition. Creamy coffee , butter and some slight bloody iron notes in the nose, roast coffee, chocolate and toast in the mouth and a suggestion of tartness toward the end. Dry roasty and powdery in the finish with some lingering sweet creamy coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Furseth (2102) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle: Black,dark red colour, flat head. Aroma of vine,,werry malty, but enyway a bit thin nose(?) Flavor is Vine,sugar,Coffee, and a bit sournes in it to. Thin to medium body, thin to medium finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle, bought in Ireland. Dark malty aroma, nuts, oak, coffee. Dark, dark red-brown, with a recognizable head. Taste of bitter nuts, chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Thanks to Marianne and Kenni from www.g2b.dk for this one. Itís pitch black with a nice brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of toasted bred, roasted malt and prunes. The flavour is delightful and the mouthfeel is oily. It has notes of bitter chocolate and licorice mixed with prunes, a bit of smoke, sweetness and oak bitterness. Itís a complex and utterly delightful stout!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2006
It is the best Guinness. Smells malt and smooth coffee chocolate. Real good brew. Drink this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ace81287 (10) - ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
bottle, bahamas, very dark beer, very strong robust flavor, coffee like flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
The best of the Guinness range IMHO. More robust than the extra. Coffee, liquorice. Smoky finish, almost sour, warming aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Ruby highlighted black, lumpy thick tan head. Molasses aroma, bran muffins, dates. Full, lightly roasty flavor. Rum, kind of a chewy chalky quality. Alcohol apparent, but not aggressive. Iíve never met an FES I didnít like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Purchased in Ireland at a local corner store. Pours a jet black body with a large, foamy dark tan head. Decent lacing. Nice winey (merlot), roasted malty, molasses aroma with some deep lying dark fruit scents. Starts off very bubbly. Bitter, roasted mocha, coffee flavor. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. Alcohol can be slightly felt, but doesnít take away from the beer. Great finish. Very nice stout from Guinness. Much different than all the other IMO, I just wish I had brought back more than one home.

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