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


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RATINGS: 1261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Big brown coarseish lasting head. Black body goes dark brown at edges. Burnt licorice aroma, quite faint. Deep dry burnt licorice and coffee taste with a sweetish background and chocolatey, peppery notes. Traces of pine needles. Quite sharp. Some alcohol heat. Mid-bodied. Long, dry, burnt minty aftertaste. Easily the best of the Guinnesses. (0.33l bottle, SuperValu, Dublin.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2419) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
Hnads down one of my favourite beers. HArd to find on tap. Kilkennys Irish Pub Calgary. Nice jet black colour.. Firm and dark white head. Great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
bottle @ home. pitch black colour, brown creamy head. very malty nose, very fizzy and sticky, coffee and treacle flavours with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Very rich flavour of chocolate and roasted malt with almost a burnt quality to it. It was almost too much for me but by the end I really enjoyed the smooth richness of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
This was fizzier than I like my beer to be, but itís very tasty. It has a rich, deep, spicy, oaky taste. Not as good as Thornbridge St. Petersburg or Brewdog Riptide, but very enjoyable in its own right nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Pours black with a foamy brown head. Aroma of burnt barley, chocolate and malt. Flavors of roasted barley, malt, coffee and soured guinness come out in this one. More depth than regular guinness, but not as nice as the foreign extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle in Togo. Thick and sweet smelling, with almost no head. Tastes like burnt toast, sugar, prunes. Slighty odd metallic/ hoppy finish. Could be that the malts donít cover the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle in London, UK, imported from Ireland. Pours black with a reasonably persistent tan head. Strong aroma of cream and chocolate malt. Full on flavour of roasted malt, coffee, blackcurrant and dark fruit. Very smooth on the tongue. Coffee comes through more strongly on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
Pours near black with a thin, tan head. roasted malts, barley, raisin, expresso, treacle, ashy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Black with a light tan head. Has a malty aroma with some coffee and chocolate notes. Also a good bit of diacetyl. Taste is similar with some dark fruits. A bit too roasty for me, though and has a an ashy finish.

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