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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (442) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2015
Black body, small lasting brown head. Aroma of molasse, chocolate, liquorice, light roasted malt and coffee. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, light dried fruit notes, some liquorice, Good bitterness overall. Medium bitter finish, slightly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Black with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, cereal. Palate is a bit too dry, loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Decent but a bit all over the place.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle->English pint. Black with massive tan head. A: choclate malt, lite nuts, grains. T: chocolate and roasted malts, underlying hop bite, grains. Good. Not as smooth as standard Guinness, but more interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Thick and black with a thin but lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice and leather. Taste is slight coffee and a lot of roasted malt but with a good bitterness to balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (387) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2015
Black with a thin vanishing head, lacings. Malty, caramel, cane molasses, light roasted. Average to very sweet, with a bitter lingering finish. Light carbonation , full bodied. A sweet and different but still enjoying stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
275 ml bottle. Brewed in Saint Lucia. Opaque black liquid topped by a small tan head with clinging lace. Roasted malt nose with caramel notes. Bittersweet roasted malt upfront. Chewy, tannic, chocolatey, herbal hop notes. Much more assertive and complex than regular Guinness. Very tasty and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (485) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
0.33l pullo irlannista. Muhkea kahvimainen pehmeä vaahto, mustanruskea väri. Kevyttä paahteisuutta tuoksussa, tulee jopa porterit mieleen. Savuinen, kalaisa, pehmeän samettinen, liukas. Paahteisuus jälkimakuna. Hyvää kamaa, joskaan ei kovin moniulotteinen.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ston3s42 (135) - - SEP 9, 2015
Very nice dark appearance. Bigger hints of coffee and roasted barley than draught Guinness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle. No label taken - Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, roast, milky chocolate and vanilla - medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arcraw (26) - - AUG 24, 2015
It ha a taste of litte small lepricon that jump around in your mouth. Really pleasant. A good brew!


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