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

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RATINGS: 1242   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (616) - 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 (397) - 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 aromaís, malty and chocolate flavours with mild bitter finish, medium dry. Excellent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little sweeter than the draught. Bit of the licorice flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (200) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Slightly chilled. One finger medium tan head, Plenty of lacing. Beer is dark. Aroma has malty notes of toast and hay. Beer is robust with light sweetness and medium bitterness. Primarily roasted malts with light notes of chocolate and coffee as well ass nuts and toast. Medium bodied beer with an almost oily texture and average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish. Overall great stout. Didnít even know existed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (2172) - 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 (106) - 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 (959) - 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 (1215) - - 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 (545) - 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.


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