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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (228) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Guinness Storehouse (Dublin). Sweet first giving way to roasted bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Bottle 0,65ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an sweet bitter taste with an well hidden sournesh. Hints of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. This one is brewed at Guinness Cameroun and bought it in the Hague at Africa Products Shop, Spui 231. Handy with an Nigerian girlfriend to find this kind of shops, extra handy if they sell African beers for foreign ticks.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (457) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2015
330ml Flasche. Rabenschwarz und klar. Grosse, dunkle Schaumkrone. Starkes Kaffeearoma. Süsser Nachgeschmack mit einer leicht bitteren Note.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
0.65 l bottle from local supermarket in Paris. Colour is black and the head is light brown and won’t die away. Yes, Extra Stout is better than the common version called draught. This version has more hops than the one available in Ireland. Probably to hide the high amount of alcohol. The result is a nice dry taste combined with the usual Guinness experience. No, I’m not working for them.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1361) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2015
huge light brown frothy creamy head. excelente lacing. mostly lasting. flat sparkling thick black body. aroma: light coffee, black chocolate, heavy nutty malt, caramel. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: oily texture, metallic finish, lively carbonation, médium body. dulçor de caramelo. toque metalizado no paladar surge como fedeito. background de café, bem balanceado. espuma lembra areia movediça. 70s

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 12 oz bottle. Clear, dark brown color, medium beige head. Nose of char, roasted malt, coffee grounds and a bit of sherry.Taste has some roasted barley, black coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Fresh carbonation, medium mouth feel. Some sweetness perfectly checked by the bitterness. Loads of flavor, yet balanced and somehow drinkable. Alcohol completely hidden. Strong and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1245) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Roasted malt, earthy hop, caramel, toffee and a sweet funk aroma. Chocolate, earthy hop, sweet funk, caramel, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, malt and herb finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma di torrefatto e liquirizia non molto intensi. al palato corpo rotondo, alcool percettibile e sentori di liquirizia e torrefatto puliti ma non molto intensi.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Interesting but kinda old school but I guess that should be expected with an old classic. Full bodied, creamy roast coffee and barley.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (23) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
This is a world class beer using an old Irish recipe which has the wort/mash exposed to wild yeasts. This along with the use of high quality barley malts and enough hopping to please an American palate makes this beer a surprise find from the Guinness Brewery which is owned by the Diageo Group (read Smirnoff). The beer is made to transport and because of this cellars very well and even bottle conditions which producing a great Irish stout.


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