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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: 1187   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grsing (2) - Mystic, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Unexpectedly good for a Guinness. This is a bit of a taste of history, recipe isn’t supposed to have changed much for a century+. Roasty, malty, but with some hops. Bitter chocolate/coffee flavors, but very smooth. If you gave me a glass of this I would not think that it was a giant macro, but something very crafty.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kjoannak (21) - - 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 (140) - 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 (46) - 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 (6492) - 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 (6844) - 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 (78) - - 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 (50) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (91) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Asda. (£1.25) This is very good. Rich coffee and chocolate. Yum! The slightly harsh finish is followed by a lovely warm glow. This is by far the best Guinness I've tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2015
Foam: nice light brown, medium lasting, lingers. Colour: very dark brown, opaque. Aroma: roasted coffee, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, fruit, vanilla, a hint of smoke. Taste: roasted sweet malty, chocolate first then some fruits, liquorice, little oily, dry smoky/roast bitter/hoppy long finish, medium carbonation, medium to high body, pretty good beer anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoRoBeNiKi (84) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours dark brown with a brown head. Dark and sweet from the nose. Thick flavored, like drinking chocolate but with a kick. Finishes with sweet cocoa and a bit of bitterness. I preferred this highly over a non-draft Guinness as it isn’t watery, though I have to admit that a properly poured Guinness is quite delicious.


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