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

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RATINGS: 1237   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.

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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar, with roasted malts, some milkiness, surprisingly watery for this ABV. Surprisingly high carbonation as well. A classic, but not my favourite.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hatzer (92) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Good stuff this dark choclatey no bitterness smooth creamy head. Cadburys choclate with espresso nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (929) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. black pour with a coffee coloured head. Aroma is milk chocolate with caramel and hops. Very smooth and rich, nice complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1182) - - OCT 28, 2015
Pitch black pour, huge head. Sweet taste and aroma of Molasses, wood, black liquorice. Fairly bitter, thick body with a dry mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (529) - 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 (1588) - 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 (2393) - 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 (463) - Hamilton, 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 (456) - 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 (1273) - 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.


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