Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

Editor’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (32) - 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 isn’t harsh but lacks a fuller flavor that doesn’t linger in your mouth for very long. It was OK but I would have preferred a fuller flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1149) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Many bottles all over St. Lucia. Brewed in St. Lucia. Certainly the best Guinness I’ve had, as I’d heard and expected. Dark pour, much bolder flavors than the usual Guinness I’m used to. Slightly sweeter in the finish, but stronger/bolder up front. Really enjoyable; wish it was easier to find in the states.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1657) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (386) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Black body with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted, caramel. Taste is bittersweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted, maybe some plums. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bewyder (158) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Déjà très peu habitué et amateur du style, c’est encore moins accessible qu’une Draught, toujours cette lourdeur et ces arômes grillés café, pas mon truc. Pour être franc, je ne l’ai pas finie. Bouteille achetée en grande surface en France, bue le 18/12/2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6372) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at Vieux Fort Airport, St Lucia. Brewer in St Lucia. Big roasty aroma, dark chocolate, tree bark, black licorice, burnt caramel, touch of coffee. Roasted malts, burnt flavors, licorice. Full mouthfeel. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Lukt: Duft av kaffe, karamell, vanilje og sjokolade.
Utseende: Dyp sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av røyk, kaffe, frukter, noe sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@Lokal kiosk I Stockwell området London, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1510) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Mørk brun/svartb farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Import.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Very nice stout. Good level of bitterness to match the sweet chocolate malt flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (446) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Dark nearly black with light tan head. Aroma is light roast coffee and ethanol. Roasty burnt-bitter flavor. Acetic bitter in the finish. Are these inconsistent? Did I get an "off" one? Perhaps if someone else is serving one of these I’ll try it again, but I’m not giving Diageo any more of my money. I remember it tasting better than this. Nice glass bottle, I’ll save that one for homebrews.

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