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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1156   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2148) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty with some dark chocolate also. Flavor follows and is very smooth. This is a very nice beer, better than the regular stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1090) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Pours basically black with a brown head. Sweet malt aroma and a big sweet malt taste with a roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (204) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Licorice aroma with moderate amounts of roast on the nose. Dark brown appearance with a thick tan head. Flavor is sweet with moderate bitterness on the end note. Fruity ester level is high. Medium full body with medium carbonation. Overall, it matches the style well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a nice dark color with a nice frothy .head. Aromas of caramel, coffee and earthiness.Tastes of bitterness with a full body.I did not like this Guiness as much as the other regular one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chopper925 (252) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle in Germany. Clear, dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma is nicely cocoa, roasted malt, toffee and coffee. Rather dry taste with a high bitterness. Aftertaste has some nice whisky-roasted barley notes, chocolate. Fresh carbonation, medium mouthfell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (206) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
From 275 ml bottle since I had no glass at hand. Nice roasted coffee aromas. Strong, astringent bitter coffee taste that leaves a long lingering burned flavor in the mouth. High carbonation but still a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Definitely differs from the Irish version of it! Good beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma is dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Roasted coffee, coca, vanilla bean, and caramel for flavors. Definitely more roasted and stronger than regular Guinness. I really enjoyed this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown to black with a slight tan head. The aroma is very pleasant of the roasted barley. Its consistency is somewhat thick and oily leaving residue on the sides of the glass. It is smooth and slides over the tongue but much of the flavor is lost. Most of the taste comes after you swallow when the faint flavor of the roasted barley hits the back of your throat. It isnít harsh but lacks a fuller flavor that doesnít linger in your mouth for very long. It was OK but I would have preferred a fuller flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Many bottles all over St. Lucia. Brewed in St. Lucia. Certainly the best Guinness Iíve had, as Iíd heard and expected. Dark pour, much bolder flavors than the usual Guinness Iím used to. Slightly sweeter in the finish, but stronger/bolder up front. Really enjoyable; wish it was easier to find in the states.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1725) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a medium beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of fig, pumpkin and treacle. Flavour of soy sauce, dark chocolate and tangy black cherry. Tastes boozier than 7.5% ABV. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. An interesting beer. Not sure if I could drink more than one though.


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