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

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RATINGS: 1188   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.


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 (4585) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusta (88) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Sampled at Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. Strong roasted flavor, but much winier and stronger than expected. I tasted raisend and a roasted flavor, which I really enjoyed. The 7.5% abv made a relaxing nite-cap.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle from at the Nassau airport... wow what a surprise. this was actually brewed in NASSAU!! good start and then the aftertaste was horrible. left a very heavy iron taste in your mouth. Was very disappointed that this was called a Guinness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle from ASDA. Opaque black with a decent tan head. Powerful roasty aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavours of coffee, charcoal with a long, bitter finish and some warming alcohol. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Pours black with tan, tight frothy head. Aromas of coffee, malt, and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and hops with a slightly bitter finish. Very rich smooth palate. One of my favorite stouts from Guinness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Straight black pour with the lightest ruby reflects. Fat, lasting tan head of irregular shaped bubbles. A rather complex fruitiness develops in the aroma which hints at blackberries and black cherries along the usual coffee and liquorice suspects. On the tongue, liquorice grows to take more room, making the fruits more subtle and the whole thing less juicy than expected whereas soft coffee roastiness comes along for the finish. A rather solid offering, perhaps feeling a bit fatty and certainly very sweet as its bitterness comes only from the malts apparently. The constant alcohol presence is also not something I dig particularly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A sugary light coffee aroma. Flavor is dry and hoppy and bitter but also has a light sourness to it as well, shich isnít good. Still, pretty good stuff.


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