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


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RATINGS: 1128   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ewestern (256) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Roasted malts, coffee, toffee aromas. Taste is the same with a subtle sweetness coming through Great pour as Guinness ought to be. Smooth and medium to full bodied with a burnt finish. My go-to-Guinness product now that it is available in my area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1646) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1393) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (266) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Very nice stout. Good level of bitterness to match the sweet chocolate malt flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1637) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1757) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (517) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pour is with a head, aroma is caramel, malt, sweetness. Taste is malty, alcohol, toffee, bitterness, some sweetness, light bitter finish, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trystan148 (19) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
I would say I prefer "classic" Guiness from Ireland, but this one is also good and reminds me the true one. Crafted is from far better though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (168) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Ottima Stout. Buona interpretazione, completamente nera con una testa al colore del cioccolato fondente. Si lascia bere, perché in bocca non è cremosa o densa e l’alcool è nascosto bene. La carbonatazione è lieve, e porta alla bocca orzo e liquirizia, qualche richiamo di vaniglia ad in finale secco e amaro, addimicato e tostato. Buona birra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
11.2oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: 2 fingers dark brown head that lasts, dark brown-black color, great lacing, opaque. Aroma: roasted grain, chocolate, molasses, light grassy hops. Palate: medium-full body, soft carbonation, creamy and oily texture, bitter and dry finish, decent booziness. Taste: sweet malt, into boozy notes, then into a full bodied malt profile that turns roasted and slightly astringent, finishing with bitterness and light alcohol. Overall, palate is awesome, big tastes and aromas, very well balanced.

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