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


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RATINGS: 1130   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"i’m not the type who thinks any form of Guinness is the be all end all of dark beer. quite the opposite usually. i think the average guiness i have rated is about a 3, with the best being a 3.4 (which is an "average" rating for me). that said, this one is hands down THE best Guiness I’ve ever had. More flavor, more hops, more balance. Just a good, high quality stout. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate in more abundance than usual, and a bitter hoppiness that a few friends thought was "off" but i enjoyed. my new favorite, easily. 2nd time - just as nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (274) - - SEP 26, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Angenehmer Duft nach Röstaromen. Schmeckt nach Röstaromen, Schokolade, Vanille undgeröstetem Getreide. Vollmunig und ausgewogen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Tremendously rich flavor of coffee and roasted malt with some sour-sweet fruits intermingled. Long, deliciously bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tedvard (26) - - SEP 21, 2014
See: Black, one finger tan head. No swirling carbonation like normal Guinness. Smell: Dark fruit, fruit cake mix, dates, molasses/brown sugar. Taste: Sweet molasses, rich fruit, hint of peppery spice. Pallet: Rich, thick, well carbonated but not too lively. Longish bitter finish. Lovely, complex stout. Much richer, sharper and flavoursome than standard Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oleum (2) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
From a 330ml bottle (only 99p from B and M!) I drank this chilled because its very refreshing like that on a hot day. Nice rocky light brown head and all the taste that you’d expect from Guinness but sweeter. Be careful if you have a lot of these lying around. Its far too easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (875) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
Pitch black color, creamy head...strong aromas of roasted malt and some balanced hops. Mouthful, creamy, a bit bland but an overall pleasant beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
marulla (82) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Jet black, with nice capuccino-coloured head/ Strong aroma of roasted malts, a bit spoiled by the alcohol. Subtle chocolate in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - AUG 31, 2014
33cl can bought back from Hong Kong. Stated at 6.8% ABV. Poured into a tulip glass. Aroma heavy in malts and some coffee. Medium carbonation. Decent light tan coloured head which dissipates and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Very dark brown to black colour. Malt, roasted barley, slightly nutty and bitter flavour. Some acidity left on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (297) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Thick ebony color liquid. Capuccino color head. Full body, light carbonation. Roasty taste. Medium to high bitterness. Creamy and full. Coffee aroma and taste. Very good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbeerrater (29) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Immediate chocolate notes with alcohol which pours dark as expected. Definitely more bite than regular Guinness varietals. definitely a bit more sharp in the hops and definitely more expensive than Regular guiness Rich and satisfying but the chocolate notes seems to have a tad raw element possibly artificial. Better than Guiness varietals that have come along, good but nothing to rave about. Would love to try the real deal in Dublin one day as part of my bucket list of beers

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