Drinking_77 (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
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 didnít 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.
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. :-)
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lux_edwards (108) - - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, Oulu. Originally rated 17052012. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.
urtigaum (14) - - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sou suspeito para falar, pois nao e meu estilo favorito de cerveja. Cerveja preta ( cevada torrada e lúpulo forte) com media formação de espuma, essa de coloração creme, levemente adocicada com o final forte. Baixa carbonatacao, aroma suave mas intenso devido a cevada torrada. guinness, sempre guinness.
venom666 (355) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Chocolate and coffee present on the aroma. Classic Guinness taste, with roast profiles, traces of coffee, chocolate, with a dry trendency. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and silky. Bitter ending.
EricTeusink (691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
St. Barth Beer No. 11. Wish I had a grabbed a few to bring back. A more intense version of the standard Guinness with more chocolate notes and a bigger bitter bite to finish. Bottle - St. Barthelemy, FWI
cmacklin (275) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy, beige, long lasting head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. A rich, sweet flavor with bitter finish. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice.
erickok (3629) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied. Simple perhaps but a nice dark sweetness to this. Thicker than expected. Brown sugar, bit simple again but itís appealing to me somehow. Drinks easily, short aftertaste. Not bad at all! (33cl bottle from an Asian food store in Tours)
saintjulien (135) - - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 caramel, cereal, toast, roasty, coffee, smoke, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,