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


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RATINGS: 1211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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.

mikeschuld's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Good thick head and a dark almost black appearance. Starts out with some great roast aromas with a light hint of chocolate and toffee notes. Flavors include the same but with a slight added root beer flavor as well. Very good dark sugar flavors and very complex. Leaves a slight malty lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nick998 (5) - Southend on Sea, Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
Bottle: Pours black and oily with a lovely deep tan head like a good gypsy tart. Muscovado sugar and liquorice aroma’s, malty and chocolate flavours with mild bitter finish, medium dry. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little sweeter than the draught. Bit of the licorice flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (137) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Slightly chilled. One finger medium tan head, Plenty of lacing. Beer is dark. Aroma has malty notes of toast and hay. Beer is robust with light sweetness and medium bitterness. Primarily roasted malts with light notes of chocolate and coffee as well ass nuts and toast. Medium bodied beer with an almost oily texture and average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish. Overall great stout. Didn’t even know existed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (1398) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar, with roasted malts, some milkiness, surprisingly watery for this ABV. Surprisingly high carbonation as well. A classic, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hatzer (37) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Good stuff this dark choclatey no bitterness smooth creamy head. Cadburys choclate with espresso nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (774) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. black pour with a coffee coloured head. Aroma is milk chocolate with caramel and hops. Very smooth and rich, nice complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1077) - - OCT 28, 2015
Pitch black pour, huge head. Sweet taste and aroma of Molasses, wood, black liquorice. Fairly bitter, thick body with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (362) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2015
Black body, small lasting brown head. Aroma of molasse, chocolate, liquorice, light roasted malt and coffee. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, light dried fruit notes, some liquorice, Good bitterness overall. Medium bitter finish, slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Black with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, cereal. Palate is a bit too dry, loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Decent but a bit all over the place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle->English pint. Black with massive tan head. A: choclate malt, lite nuts, grains. T: chocolate and roasted malts, underlying hop bite, grains. Good. Not as smooth as standard Guinness, but more interesting.

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