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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1189   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.

Editor’s 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.


Jamesthebrit's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Aroma is sweet and dry like a red wine. Like just like a red wine. Which is weird. Appearance is really nice. Sludge colored with a great cream head. Taste is very sweet and dry. It drinks a lot like a light bodied wine for better or worse. I don’t really care for it. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Dry. Smooth. Overall I think this is just not the beer for me. It brings a lot to the table though and I think others would appreciate it.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6297) - 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 (269) - 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 (328) - 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 (29) - - 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 (176) - 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 (56) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
I prefer Draught, but at $2.50 for a pint of it, you can’t 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 (6604) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
33cl bottle from speciaalbier Leiden. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. It’s of chocolate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6989) - 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 (88) - - JUN 4, 2015
Ok non è la guinness alla spina che si può bere nei pub di dublino, ma tra quelle prodotte in bottiglia della guinness è la migliore.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (73) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2015
Une de mes préférées ! En grande part d’un point de vue sentimental je dois avouer... Le nez est sucré, chocolaté et fruité genre fruits confis. En bouche, on retrouve la guinness draught mais portée avec bien plus de sucre, d’alcool et un fort arôme de pruneau ! Ceux qui aiment pas les stouts peuvent détester celle-ci.


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