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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWS9 (562) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
Glass in Paris. Looks excellent in the glass, smells all pretty like too. Taste hits you on the first sip, though it became admittedly harder and harder to drink till the bottom. Impressive though and plan to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14980) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. Brewed in Cameroon. Huge brown head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma is roast malt and coffee. Taste is roast malt and coffee as well. Sour bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle (cameroun). Black colour with a huge fully lasting light brown head. Powerful aroma and taste of roasted malts and coffee with notes of bitter chocolate. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
330mL bottle. Pours a jet black (or dark enough that I canít see through it) with a thick tan head. Aroma is molasses/syrup, coffee, maybe something else I canít identify (edit: has to be some kind of dried fruit). Full bodied, lots of roasty, toasty, biscuit flavors, with a little puckering bitterness. Lots of coffee. Oaky? Definitely some chocolate. Not a session beer, but very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2007
for once a guinness that doesnt absolutely blow. very dark, chocolate and coffee with hints of wood and a complex flavor that isnt the watery 4% draught shit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 2, 2007
This is now available more and more around in Ireland-at a relatively affordable price too so that is nice. Poured a jet black from a 330mL bottle with a large creamy tan thick head. Smells of coffee and molasses and syrup-your tastbebuds already feel a bit heavy when your nose is working. Tastes of a great stout-more fullness than your average draft stout. Coffee and malty and a bit sweet at the end too-maybe even a bit nutty and chocolaty too. This is definitely a full stout, and I feel like I can detect a bit of the alcohol so I know that it is strong. I would like to drink more than one of these in a session, but I dont think that I really could handle too many. It is a great beer to enjoy though and I am glad that they are more available to me everyday now!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
This is wow, I like this stout. one of my favorites. very dark brown/black. chocolate looking head. very thick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle from Enniskillen fresh from Cork, Ireland yesterday! Nose of yeast, molasses, caramel, and a hint of butteriness; Very dark brown with a medium beige head; flavor of hop bitterness, coffee, chocolate, with a buttery note. Enniskillen rated it a tenth higher, probably because he consumed his in Ireland, not California!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
(many thanks to enniskillen for bringing this back from ireland.)dark brown with a creamy head that left nice webbing.aroma is a blend of molasses,smores,and roasted malts.flavor is root beer,roasted and and a hint of milk chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle purchased in Cork City, IRE. Dark ruby body, with a tan head. Aroma is awesome, very roasty, chocolate, cappacino, caramel. Taste is coffee, espresso, decent background hoppiness.


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