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


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RATINGS: 1263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   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.

jport4087's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Toasted aroma, black-ish hue with a large off-white head, toast, wood, nuts, coffee, super thick palate, rich chocolate aftertaste, excellent stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rob19a (102) - - OCT 14, 2016
4/20 fairly disgusting. Prefer normal Guinness which is creamier. This is really flat, sour tasting stout. Not a nice taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
Bouteille. Je ne me rappelle pas avoir bu de la Stout et ... je découvre une bière tout à fait différente de mes apéritifs habituels et qui me plait. C’est une bière très noire à belle mousse brune mais qui retombe assez vite. Les arômes sont de ce qui m’a le plus impressionné (surpris) : café, moka, fruits noirs (pruneau), caramel, grillé, fumé ... L’entrée en bouche est impressionnante aussi avec une belle et bonne effervescence. Je retrouve bien sûr le café moka, un peu de piquant, d’autres choses que je vais découvrir plus tard car je pense bien reprendre de ce breuvage et surprise : une belle amertume. La longueur est exceptionnelle et les saveurs persistent dans la bouche. Vais-je reprendre une autre bière après CELA ?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (89) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2016
Total black body with a thick brown head.Aromas are bread,caramel,coffee,liquorice...the grat thing is that you can taste them. It bitter and sweet at the same time...Loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from nightshop drank at Girl Scout place. Almost black with fizzy dark brown head. Licorice, lots of dark bread, overripe plums, spices, rum, vanilla and burnt sugar. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied with quite some fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamil3ds (43) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma- dark bread, roasty,caramel, dark brown, nice foam, tall and smooth. Taste- sweet - light, bitter - medium, like Graham bread (personally I don’t like), bitterness from dark malt, body - full, creamy, carbonation flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malushky (75) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with beige, lasting head. Sweet aroma of cacao and chocolate. The taste starts very sweet, dried fruits, giving away to coffee and a long, bitter finish. Medium carbonation, a bit oily. Quite good in overall, but too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjomleif (144) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
33cl. Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abirres (70) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2016
Vierte negra opaca con espuma cremosa de color beige de muy buena retención. En nariz destacan granos tostados, malta chocolate, en un fondo con ligeros toques a vainilla y crema de whisky, ligeramente ahumada, tabaco. Sabores de entrada a malta tostada, agrio característico sin ser muy prominente, de final seco y ligeramente amargo con cierto retrogusto a palo de regaliz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
g_georgiou (503) - CYPRUS - AUG 19, 2016
Dark brown body with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Light roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1968) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle at home in Barbados, 17th August 16. Can’t believe I have not rated this before. Pours a thin black ale, some visible carbonation. Aroma is roasty, ashy, slight metallic. Taste is complex from the start, ash, tobacco, cocoa, roasted malts, liquorice. Really nice stuff.

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