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

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RATINGS: 1238   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (320) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Gorgeous looking black with fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, anise, slight tangy note. Taste is sweet chocolate, smoke, malt. The bitterness carries it through, knocking out the sweetness. Thereís a faint sour citrus note Iím getting. Medium-bodied, smoothly carbonated. Always enjoy getting a bottle of this, Guinness like my uneducated palate used to know, bitter and roasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (843) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2016
From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x03. Much better than the more common Guinness Draught. That one I cant finish. This one Ive enjoyed. Addictive aroma and good taste and mouthfeel

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (344) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Thick treacle colour on bottle pour into bishop finger goblet. Tan head lively and creamy. Rich burnt coffee smell. Mmm warming coffee and treacle in mouth . Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1641) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Why oh why was my former rating nuked? Iíll settle that score later... but here i sit relaxing in the shade at theresort and this glorious elixer is brought to me. Straight from the bottle is the Centeal American way. So turn your noses up if you woll but if you do, you are a knuckle draggin biscuit suckin hick. Dark syruppy malt nose. Bitterness follows suit and stays steady.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle bought in an asian supermarket in Berlin - Color is pitch-black, head brownish, texture oily. Aroma a bit smoky, malty, strong taste of liquorice. Rather dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2696) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, espresso, chocolate and a bit of wood. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, espresso and wood. Very nice stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3974) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at #x shitty tasting in Belgrade. Really dark brown, lingering foam, Guinness color is best I can say. Malty syrup, a little roast. Enough of a guinness stout flavor but really quite syrupy and sweet. Body is really strange but flavor is quite fine. Dry malty finish, solid. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Black pour, small tan head. Aroma of prune, raisin and lychee. Flavor of alcohol, raisin, chocolate, and a hint of burnt coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xtoph (10) - AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle. Appearance: Intense black color with a dense, frothy, light brown foam. Smell: Very malty and sweet. Aroma: Intense notes of chocolate and coffee. Hints of citrus, ripe banana and smoke. Taste: First, there is only the sweetness, which gets more and more intense. At its height, the bitterness kicks in and balances the sweetness perfectly. There is a light sourness all the way through. This gives some freshness. Palate: Beer has a full body and has a creamy and sticky mouth feel. The carbonation is just right. The pleasant bitterness is quite long lasting. Overall: For people who like the standard Guinness Draught, this is a very nice change for special days. It has the typical Guinness character with a special kick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1209) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
0.33 l bottle from íSaveur BiŤreí, brewed in Ireland, bottled in July or August 2015. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, dense, almost stable, brown head. Faint, roasty-malty, slightly fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and raisins. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice and hints of raisins, followed by a short, roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. The aroma lacks a bit of intensity but otherwise this is quite good.


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