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

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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1561) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, brewed in Ireland, bottled in July or August 2015. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, dense, almost stable, brown head. Faint, roasty-malty, slightly fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and raisins. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice and hints of raisins, followed by a short, roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. The aroma lacks a bit of intensity but otherwise this is quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toffee. taste is coffee and grains.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
franbeer (5) - - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
Bue en bouteille. Belle couleur noire. Goût fruité, de vin rouge, de chocolat noire, de caffée. Une bonne stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Nice coffee and strong caramel tones, a rich intricate body with pleasant aroma and a beautiful dark color. One of my all-time favoties!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (2033) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at the Weird shitty tasting at Beerville Bar Belgrade Serbia.Bottle from Delhaize Maxi store Belgrade.Pour it almost clear dark color with small white head.Aroma quite light coffee.Taste really light, watery, some roasted feel on the back, quite easy drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton_w (184) - - DEC 24, 2015
Smoky aroma, smells like indigowoad root. With a little indigowoad root taste and a little sour. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 Butelka 330ml. Ciemnobrunatny wrecz czarny w kolorze z palona brazowa piana ktora redukuje sie do malej obreczy. W zapachu dominuje kawa.karmel.Smak ma swietne polaczenie slodowo goryczkowe. Dominuje kawa karmel czekolada palone cukry. Schlodzone jest fenomenalne.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (665) - Berlin, - DEC 17, 2015
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. Doesnt feel like 7.5% at all. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (398) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Black color and huge head. Strong roasted malty aroma. Taste is bitter and sour. Long finish!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nick998 (15) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle: Pours black and oily with a lovely deep tan head like a good gypsy tart. Muscovado sugar and liquorice aroma’s, malty and chocolate flavours with mild bitter finish, medium dry. Excellent stout.


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