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


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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2826) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, Oulu. Originally rated 17052012. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
urtigaum (14) - - MAY 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (346) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (264) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
saintjulien (128) - - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 caramel, cereal, toast, roasty, coffee, smoke, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odannyob (73) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
poured from a chilled 11.2 ounce bottle into a 12 ounce english pint shaped glass. oddly, reading the bottleís back label, it states "malt liquor" to the right of "product of ireland". it also says "enjoyed by millons around the world". what TF ever, man, this is super tasty so make that millons plus 1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LED40 (61) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2014
330 ml bottle. Smoky and roasted aroma. Has a milk chocolate like reducing head which doesnít hang in there (unlike the standard Guinness). The liquid has a black tar like appearance. The taste is very bitter, malty, dark fruit and dark chocolate like leaving a slight burning sensation at the back of your throat after the swallow. It is also very full bodied and chewy. Overall an excellent foreign stout that would go great with beef stews or heavy puddings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (458) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, pours black with a beige head, slight bitter coffee taste, dry finish, a nice stout

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