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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1131   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.

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.


Quevillon's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2553) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - NOV 8, 2012
330 ml bottle purchased at the Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Dark brown, small head. Sweet malted barley aroma, fudge notes. the taste is the same, with a touch of alcohol, bitter coffee. This is way better then the Draught!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a medium beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of fig, pumpkin and treacle. Flavour of soy sauce, dark chocolate and tangy black cherry. Tastes boozier than 7.5% ABV. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. An interesting beer. Not sure if I could drink more than one though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (354) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Black body with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted, caramel. Taste is bittersweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted, maybe some plums. Medium body with medium carbonation.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bewyder (139) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Déjà très peu habitué et amateur du style, c’est encore moins accessible qu’une Draught, toujours cette lourdeur et ces arômes grillés café, pas mon truc. Pour être franc, je ne l’ai pas finie. Bouteille achetée en grande surface en France, bue le 18/12/2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6232) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at Vieux Fort Airport, St Lucia. Brewer in St Lucia. Big roasty aroma, dark chocolate, tree bark, black licorice, burnt caramel, touch of coffee. Roasted malts, burnt flavors, licorice. Full mouthfeel. Decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1729) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Lukt: Duft av kaffe, karamell, vanilje og sjokolade.
Utseende: Dyp sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av røyk, kaffe, frukter, noe sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: "Kjøpt@Lokal kiosk I Stockwell området London, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
Mørk brun/svartb farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt. kaffe og sjokolade. Import.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Very nice stout. Good level of bitterness to match the sweet chocolate malt flavours.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (408) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Dark nearly black with light tan head. Aroma is light roast coffee and ethanol. Roasty burnt-bitter flavor. Acetic bitter in the finish. Are these inconsistent? Did I get an "off" one? Perhaps if someone else is serving one of these I’ll try it again, but I’m not giving Diageo any more of my money. I remember it tasting better than this. Nice glass bottle, I’ll save that one for homebrews.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1740) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Asda. Nearly black. Thick tan head. Dark fruit. Black treacle. Some woodiness. Light sour notes. Taste is metallic, tangy bitter, that lasts an age. Quite dry, too. Viscous palate. Finishes tart, dry, and very bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1806) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, stable dense brown head, deep brown head with some red hues, aroma of dark chocolate with brown bread and cocoa, flavor of dark chocolate with some roasted notes, cocoa and chocolate cake, light pleasant bitterness, extremely smooth, medium bodied. Highly enjoyable stout.


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