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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
Very sweet compared to regular extra stout... very similar to Dragon Stout from Jamaica

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle, at csbosox KC tasting 4/14. Bottle provided by csbosox, thanks Chris! I had wanted to try this one for awhile, and I pretty much begged Chris to pull it out of his cellar. I owe you for this one! Pour is black, with very thin tan head. Aroma is boozy, with some roast coming through. Taste is sour, with a bunch of carbonation, which surprised me after the pour. Throughout the taste, this one is hot alcohol. The finish has some tangy sweetness. A very unique brew, this one had a flavor profile I hadnít seen before.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle: Extremely dark brown pour with a thick and creamy light brown head. The lacing is solid and thick. Aroma is decent with lots of chocolate syrup and licorice. The body is fairly creamy. Has subtle dark chocolate flavors upfront. Middle develops lots of licorice and salty flavors. Some metallic flavors are evident as well, leading to a roasty, bitter and salty finish. Overall itís extremely salty, and not too quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
pours the typical black with khaki head. aroma roast, expresso, black currant, and a hint cocoa. taste is much the same with a hint of the guiness tang and bit spice to the finish. this is better and more bold than the extra available in the states.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Rating #1040
Had a few bottles of this while cruising on Royal Caribbean to and from the Bahamas.
This beer immediately struck me as being different than the Guinness Extra Stout that I drink here in the States. There was more of a scotch like oaky-ness, vanilla, and rich robust coffee bitterness on the finish. Besides that, the ABV was noticeably higherÖ like said, kind of a punchy scotch ABV.
Overall, I prefer this to my domestic version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrFantasmo (8) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2007 does not count
This poured a dark black. Bitter roasted with a bit of chocolate taste and some fruity flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
The route to go if you want guiness,bitter roasted aroma, with a chocolaty bitterness with a slight spicyness

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thisone326 (9) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2007 does not count
Flavor is stronger than that of the draught...head not as cool looking..not as creamy and such. Dark look, well-rounded palate. tiny bit of bitterness, but nothing too bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
bottled. jet black with a lingering beige head. big whiff of asphalt. traces of stone fruit, pretty hefty burnt bitterness and a well-rounded palate. very tasty stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2007
(330 ml bottle (lost my notes on this so have to wing it)) More sweet and syrupy, perhaps less roasty than Guinness Draught...Pours dark tobacco brown with one finger of caramel brown head. Aroma of dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee, light roast and molasses. Head feels creamy and mouthfeel is smooth, lightly prickly and slightly syrupy. Some sloppy rings of lacing. Taste is more molasses and coffee sweetness than other Guinness. Some roastiness but subdued in favor of sweeter qualities. Excited to see it, and best beer I found in Bahamas.


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