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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1164   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.

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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
why canít they put THIS in the nitro can? This is an awesome beer. Just had it a few days ago after some fat tire... maybe thats why iím so crazy about it right now. Make 12 packs of this ... m

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 50cl bottle from russia, thanks to Chad. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and some alcohol. Very dark, roasted malt flavor, and a lot of alcohol mixed in, almost like a white wine. Slightly sweet with some bitterness from the malts. thick and smooth body. The alcohol is was too present in the flavor. Definitely not the better of the foreign stouts Iíve had. Itís like Guinness draught with more alcohol and body, and Itís not working so well, but not too bad overall. A little hard to finish though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1728) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Can 33cl. Black color with a brown and persistent foamy. Aroma is roasted malt and notes of chocolate and coffee, flavor is bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is bitter a lot!

PortuguÍs:Cerveja escura com espuma marrom persistente. Aroma de malte torrado com notas de chocolate e cafť. Sabor amargo e seco, Retrogosto bastante amargo!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
330ml bottle - pours near black, with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, heavily roasted malt, dark sour fruit. Slight alchohol in the nose. Flavour is very dense, heavy and roasty, lots of coffee and sour cherries, with chocolate rounding out the finish. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good stout, in many ways similar to an American imperial. Alcohol warms in the finish as well at the back of the throat. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
So much better than the draught. It is not as smooth but easier to drink. does that make sense?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Nose of coffee and roasted malts. Pours a pitch black beer. Taste is coffee and has a nice smooth mouthfeel. very silky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Small off-license in Dalston, London E8. St James Gate Brewery, for export to UK or Belgium/Holland judging by languages on bottle. For me, better than the Nigeria version, the increased subtlety leading to a deeper and more complex feel. Dense and moderately sour. -- I have grown to prefer the nigerian version, over the course of the last year.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Thick, dense, heavy head. Almost tarry. Dark roasted flavors. Quite rich. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4314) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Roasted malt and molasses aroma. Black color, thick tan head, good lacing. Coffee, bitter grass, and sour cherry flavors, which donít go so well together. Smoky finish. I like my stouts sweeter, but this is a classic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
8/7/08. Bottle Costa Rica. Very few notes. Denser stronger fuller bodied. Less dry. Sweeter.


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