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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 3/16/13 7.5% LOOK: very dark brown with mocha head NOSE: a little funk at first, then strong burnt coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, chocolate malted milk shake, just a hint of sweetness TASTE: VERY dry and bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate milk, very dark bitter coffee, almost like I’m chewing coffee grounds, strong tangy bitter coffee finish that’s lasts awhile FEEL: dry and bitter OVERALL: pretty dang good!!! ...Room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyDTD (1) - Ormskirk, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
The way Guinness should taste! I pick up a hint of dark fruit such as cherry or raisin in the aroma along with a slight peatiness. Very full bodied and creamy. Gorgeous beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (686) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) vom Asia-Mekong-Supermarkt, Berlin. - Pechschwarz; dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - Nase dunkelmalzig (Mokka) und sirupartig süß. - Antrunk süßsäuerlich dunkelmalzig. Die Röstaromen sind etwas flach, das breite dunkle Malz dominiert, aufgelockert durch deutliche Säure, lakritzartig. Hopfenherb aber wenig hopfenaromatisch. Mild rezent, weinig schwer, weich im Mund. Im Abgang noch mehr fülliges dunkles Malz, durch genügend Hopfen im Hintergrund bitter abgerundet. - Sehr malzbetontes, schweres Stout, weniger gut gehopft und weniger komplex als bessere Stouts.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (26) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 330ml bottle. Roast malt and licorice aroma and flavour with some caramel. Thick medium longevity tan head coats the glass marking each sip. Mouth feel is dense, carbonated, mildly bitter and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (67) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Ok stout not as dry as regular Guinness strongernin alcohol and flavour coats the tongue not a session beer but nice as one of two at home

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leebotton (265) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Sweet caramel aroma hinting of burnt sugar and super sweet dates. Lovely thick cappuccino mocha head and extremely dark ruby liquid. Flavour is burnt grains and dark fruits, otherwise quite clean. A little watery but easy going for its strength and satisfyingly nutritious seeming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lmastr (18) - Norma, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle @Guinness Storehouse. Definitely the best out of the Guinness? production. Loved the appearance and the taste, hints of coffee and chocolate, not so much the slight alcoholic touch it delivers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rammer (289) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2015
Good Stout. And there is coffee and cocoa. Good body, thus easily is drunk despite the degree.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenriqueBraga (111) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2015
Negra, boa formação de espuma. Aroma de chocolate ao lei, café leve, leve tosta. Sabor idem. Boa carbonatação. Corpo médio. Baixo amargor. Aftertaste doce, agradável. O álcool não aparece.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1912) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
stout bier, zeer mooi zwart bier met schuimige beige/bruine kraag. aroma van zoete candy, karamel en gebrande mouten. smaak: alcoholisch, vol moutig, caramel, zoet, lichte toffee tonen. gebrande mouten en koffie. redelijke body, afdronk is lang bitter. ... ff alle gekheid op en stokje,,,, is dit niet gewoon dezelfde versie als de http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rate/9155/ ?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
I could have sworn I tasted and rated this beer, but I was evidentially wrong. I purchased a four-pack at my local Wegmans and brought this delicious brew home to enjoy. The beer poured a pitch-black color with a dark tan head. The head laced all kinds of goodness around the inside of the glass. The nose is bright and full, with notes of cream, vanilla, sweet hops and a light hint of whiskey/alcohol. The body is quite big and full. You almost have to chew this beer. The alcohol content kind of sneaks up on you a little bit. The flavors include cream, chocolate, roasted barley, toasted bread, sweet malts, caramel and a hint of coffee. This is definitely a stout to savor and enjoy.


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