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


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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (220) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt and coffee. Bitter and sweet taste with some smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2302) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Black with a dark foam. Aroma: burnt barley and sugar, cofee. Taste: very burnt, prunes, a little cream cheese, sourness with sweetness, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KarlPopper (70) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Great brown-beige top which is pretty longlasting, creameaness as guiness draught but more choclate notes and very pleasant bitterness. Aroma of bitter chocalate but doesnt seem much better than the regular guiness, could be stronger. Apart from that very good beer, good for session drinking but still having the taste. I would reccommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (457) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Gorgeous looking black with fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, anise, slight tangy note. Taste is sweet chocolate, smoke, malt. The bitterness carries it through, knocking out the sweetness. Thereís a faint sour citrus note Iím getting. Medium-bodied, smoothly carbonated. Always enjoy getting a bottle of this, Guinness like my uneducated palate used to know, bitter and roasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (1096) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2016
From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x03. Much better than the more common Guinness Draught. That one I cant finish. This one Ive enjoyed. Addictive aroma and good taste and mouthfeel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (357) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Thick treacle colour on bottle pour into bishop finger goblet. Tan head lively and creamy. Rich burnt coffee smell. Mmm warming coffee and treacle in mouth . Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1687) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Why oh why was my former rating nuked? Iíll settle that score later... but here i sit relaxing in the shade at theresort and this glorious elixer is brought to me. Straight from the bottle is the Centeal American way. So turn your noses up if you woll but if you do, you are a knuckle draggin biscuit suckin hick. Dark syruppy malt nose. Bitterness follows suit and stays steady.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle bought in an asian supermarket in Berlin - Color is pitch-black, head brownish, texture oily. Aroma a bit smoky, malty, strong taste of liquorice. Rather dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, espresso, chocolate and a bit of wood. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, espresso and wood. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at #x shitty tasting in Belgrade. Really dark brown, lingering foam, Guinness color is best I can say. Malty syrup, a little roast. Enough of a guinness stout flavor but really quite syrupy and sweet. Body is really strange but flavor is quite fine. Dry malty finish, solid. Tasty.

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