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


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RATINGS: 1107   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.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Good flavor on this brew. Aroma is sweet and the color is a pitch black with a nice brown head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1088) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, light chocolate. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: initial sweets remain, toasted notes, coffee, chocolate, very malty but then turns very bitter in the average-long finish. Overall: fantastic Foreign Stout, excellent palate, lovely transition from sweet to bitter. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Chocolate aroma. Black colour with poor head. Coffee flavor with long bitter aftertaste. Thick creamy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padchenko (81) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
7.5% 330ml bottle. Very dark brown/black with rich dark head. Strong hoppy flavour, some sweetness, some toasted barley going on. Great stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutlout2 (5) - Sligo, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Excellent Irish stout, subtle aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee, full stout flavour with coffee being most prominent note, palate is lighter than expected but excellent mouthfeel. Looks fantastic in a tulip glass. Love this Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (38) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance: Deep opaque black. Towering tan foamy head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, Palate: medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, Overall: This was pretty nice. Sort of like a tamed down russian imperial. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, raisin, plum. Much more going on than traditional guinness stout. Poured from bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (345) - HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2014
Intenzív, pörkölt aroma lengi körül e mélyfekete színű főzetet, melynek ízében felfedezhetők a Guinness Draught-tal való rokonság szálai azzal a cseppet sem kárára váló eltéréssel, amit a komló rendkívül határozottan érvényesülő karaktere, az alkohol nagyobb százalékban megtalálható jelenléte és némi tejes, édeskés zamat okozta különbség nyújt. Azoknak, akik a Guinnessben nem találták meg számításaikat, mindenképpen érdemes kipróbálniuk.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Drinking_77 (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Comes in the well known dark bottle, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is a beer with its own unique taste. Can I find the classic Guinness taste in this Foreign Extra version? Pours the expected pitch black colour with a tan whitish head that didn’t last too long, with little lacing. A very strong aroma of dark cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. The smell is quite strong on the nose. The taste was powerful. Now I know why in Africa they use the slogan "Guinness gives you power!" It was a very strong tasting stout, with a long bitter aftertaste, that had a bite to it. Overall a good strong stout, tasting of roasted malt with traces of coffee. As you would expect with a Guinness stout the flavours are complex and well balanced, making it one of the worlds richest tasting beers. Still not as good as a pint of the real black stuff beside the Liffey, Dublin town.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1940) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (105) - - 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.

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