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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a nice dark color with a nice frothy .head. Aromas of caramel, coffee and earthiness.Tastes of bitterness with a full body.I did not like this Guiness as much as the other regular one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chopper925 (264) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle in Germany. Clear, dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma is nicely cocoa, roasted malt, toffee and coffee. Rather dry taste with a high bitterness. Aftertaste has some nice whisky-roasted barley notes, chocolate. Fresh carbonation, medium mouthfell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
From 275 ml bottle since I had no glass at hand. Nice roasted coffee aromas. Strong, astringent bitter coffee taste that leaves a long lingering burned flavor in the mouth. High carbonation but still a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Definitely differs from the Irish version of it! Good beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma is dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Roasted coffee, coca, vanilla bean, and caramel for flavors. Definitely more roasted and stronger than regular Guinness. I really enjoyed this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown to black with a slight tan head. The aroma is very pleasant of the roasted barley. Its consistency is somewhat thick and oily leaving residue on the sides of the glass. It is smooth and slides over the tongue but much of the flavor is lost. Most of the taste comes after you swallow when the faint flavor of the roasted barley hits the back of your throat. It isn’t harsh but lacks a fuller flavor that doesn’t linger in your mouth for very long. It was OK but I would have preferred a fuller flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1173) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Many bottles all over St. Lucia. Brewed in St. Lucia. Certainly the best Guinness I’ve had, as I’d heard and expected. Dark pour, much bolder flavors than the usual Guinness I’m used to. Slightly sweeter in the finish, but stronger/bolder up front. Really enjoyable; wish it was easier to find in the states.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a medium beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of fig, pumpkin and treacle. Flavour of soy sauce, dark chocolate and tangy black cherry. Tastes boozier than 7.5% ABV. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. An interesting beer. Not sure if I could drink more than one though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (446) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Black body with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted, caramel. Taste is bittersweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted, maybe some plums. Medium body with medium carbonation.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bewyder (189) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Déjà très peu habitué et amateur du style, c’est encore moins accessible qu’une Draught, toujours cette lourdeur et ces arômes grillés café, pas mon truc. Pour être franc, je ne l’ai pas finie. Bouteille achetée en grande surface en France, bue le 18/12/2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6627) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at Vieux Fort Airport, St Lucia. Brewer in St Lucia. Big roasty aroma, dark chocolate, tree bark, black licorice, burnt caramel, touch of coffee. Roasted malts, burnt flavors, licorice. Full mouthfeel. Decent


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