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


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RATINGS: 1211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
almost black color with a thin brown head. dark roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and alcohol. syrupy body with soft bubbles. bitter molasses taste with anise and coffee, and a slight tartness. a classic and always a good drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Solid nice tasting strong burnt malt taste, very enjoyable. But not at all like the original thing in Ireland. Heavy all the way on the malt but more watery than draught or the nitro-bottle/cans. Still good even if not as good as the original - just different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010
Date: August 06, 1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Flavor: light and mild flavor, alcoholic, roasted finish

Name: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Irish Version)
Date: June 14, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, thin brown head, touch of lace
Aroma: sweet licorish aroma with light roasted
Flavor: nice sweet roasted flavor, long bitter finish, a touch of tartness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar ticker tasting
Words: cayman island version
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and licorice aroma
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, touch of milky sweetness, hint of sour mash, touch of coffee bitterness, long roasted finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle, from Cameroun. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty caramellic almost toffee aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Long nice bitter finish with licorice notes. Creamy palate. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours a big brownish head and is darker than normal Guinness I believe, but there is a picture right there so you be the judge I suppose. The beer itself is syrupy and slightly sweet, and smooth. Lots of molasses taste in there. Some coffee and a lot of really roasty malts. Definitely better than any of the other extra stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Black with a lasting off white head leaving a nice lace. Caramel and toffee aroma, and some butterscotch. Rich malty flavour, plenty roast malt, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWS9 (582) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15393) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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