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

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common

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RATINGS: 1089   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1853) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Opaque, pitch black with a huge pale tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and slightly bitter dark fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation. I enjoy the low ABV versions of Guinness, but this version is so much richer. This is like the Guinness I remember from the days when it was first imported into the U.S. and only available at the Dubliner in Washington, DC. That may be attributable to nostalgia, a faulty memory or both. :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (95) - - JUN 15, 2014
33 click bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that lasts. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Taste of sweet syrup and bitter hops. Palate is smooth with a oily texture. Overall good strong stout, but even better in Ireland.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2612) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, Oulu. Originally rated 17052012. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
urtigaum (14) - - MAY 31, 2014
Sou suspeito para falar, pois nao e meu estilo favorito de cerveja. Cerveja preta ( cevada torrada e lúpulo forte) com media formação de espuma, essa de coloração creme, levemente adocicada com o final forte. Baixa carbonatacao, aroma suave mas intenso devido a cevada torrada. guinness, sempre guinness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (308) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
Pitch black color. Chocolate and coffee present on the aroma. Classic Guinness taste, with roast profiles, traces of coffee, chocolate, with a dry trendency. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and silky. Bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (674) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
St. Barth Beer No. 11. Wish I had a grabbed a few to bring back. A more intense version of the standard Guinness with more chocolate notes and a bigger bitter bite to finish. Bottle - St. Barthelemy, FWI

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (220) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy, beige, long lasting head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. A rich, sweet flavor with bitter finish. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
Black bodied. Simple perhaps but a nice dark sweetness to this. Thicker than expected. Brown sugar, bit simple again but itís appealing to me somehow. Drinks easily, short aftertaste. Not bad at all! (33cl bottle from an Asian food store in Tours)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
saintjulien (92) - - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 caramel, cereal, toast, roasty, coffee, smoke, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odannyob (70) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
poured from a chilled 11.2 ounce bottle into a 12 ounce english pint shaped glass. oddly, reading the bottleís back label, it states "malt liquor" to the right of "product of ireland". it also says "enjoyed by millons around the world". what TF ever, man, this is super tasty so make that millons plus 1.


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