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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: 1190   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.


adamaustin's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamaustin (38) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
The strong stout smell is a foreshadowing of flavor that is just as strong.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SangreSani (205) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Amazing beige head and perfect lacing. Black coffee and chocolate in aroma. Chocolate flavor. Sour and sweet taste. Medium to high body. Very good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Sampled in Ireland with Linh, Scarlett and family. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thick tan head. Mouthfeel is medium with notes similar to other Guinness variants - light cocoa, soft roast and faint lactose/milk character. This seemed to have a bit more sweetness behind it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at Brussels. Interesting but kinda old school but I guess that should be expected with an old classic. Full bodied, creamy roast coffee and barley.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Pours black with a really thick tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and a little chocolate. Taste is of charcoal, peat, roasted malt, toffee with just a hint of bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kjoannak (30) - - JUN 24, 2015
Just excellent strong rich stout!.......................................

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of alcohol and chocolate with roasted notes. Acidic flavour of coffee and prunes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Austin_Ripper (57) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
I prefer Draught, but at $2.50 for a pint of it, you canít complain. Smells of coffee and malt, pours a deep black (they call it the black stuff for a reason) Tastes like Draught but a little watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6627) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
33cl bottle from speciaalbier Leiden. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Itís of chocolate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7005) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours near black with a big tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, sweet malt, fudge, light chocolate and some light dark fruity notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
romolime (92) - - JUN 4, 2015
Ok non Ť la guinness alla spina che si puÚ bere nei pub di dublino, ma tra quelle prodotte in bottiglia della guinness Ť la migliore.


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