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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1070   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.

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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Dark appearance with a frothy head which diminishes steadily, some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice. Taste is sweeter than expected, with roastiness you would expect. A very good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a deep dark color with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruits. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Long and bitter finish. Rather drink the draught (lighter and more easy-drinkable) version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (311) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
Good looking 0,33 l bottle. Pours black and oily in the glass. Creamy light brown head. Dark berriefruits and toffee on the nose. Starts first with this fruity elements, shortly followed by dark creamy chocolade. Tastes only light alcoholic. Smooth dark malty, fruity sweetness. Yes!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaser (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Smells and tastes like whiskey. Not like the guiness I'm used to. Heavy beer to get down probably from the off taste. Didn't enjoy this. Had from draft at Los Amigos in Jaco Costa Rica

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle date: unk One in a three part Guinness-off A: Pours a dark, nearly black-brown ale with a three finger head of mocha color and loose meringue quality. This falls to a thick quilt of the same leaving spotty lacing. S: Vanilla, clove, sweet and dark malts, maple, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon and butter. This has the best nose of the three IMO. Complex and nearly like a Dubbel. T: Roasty, toasty and leaps and bounds ahead of the other two offerings from Guinness. This beer is yummy. Caramel, toasted bread, hints of bitter hops, nicely integrated hazelnut flavors. Finish is long and strong with the flavors. M: Medium body with low carb. Dry finish. Nothing special here. O: By far my favorite of the Guinness offerings here in the states. I dig it. Well balanced, great nose and flavor. Serving type: bottle 07-08-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radve (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
Great stout. Aroma is coffee and roasty malt. Taste is very dry and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Better than their extra stout, this has a little more depth to it with a rich coffee taste that doesnít have a lot of bitterness to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2085) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, black with a fine thin beige head, light red fruit tartness and coffee on the nose, umami dryness, burnt-bitter, hints of gravy and plum, some roast coffee and a sourish almost acrid bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (208) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Good mix of hops and barley very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2013
A black beer with a tan head. Very thick and creamy body, like a complete meal. Some coffee, dough and malts in the aroma and flavour. A bit bitter taste, but a very nice beer.


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