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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

SpringsLicker's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3264) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle purchased in St. Kitts. Label reads: Brewed under license by Carib Brewery St. Kitts & Nevis ltd, Basseterre St. Kitts & Nevis. Product of St. Kitts & Nevis. Pours black with a fleeting tan head. Faint aroma of dark roast malts and heavy molasses. The flavor is lightly sweet tempered by bitter roast malts. Full bodied. Slightly ramped up version of the regular Guinness to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (322) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Thick and black with a thin but lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice and leather. Taste is slight coffee and a lot of roasted malt but with a good bitterness to balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (255) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2015
Black with a thin vanishing head, lacings. Malty, caramel, cane molasses, light roasted. Average to very sweet, with a bitter lingering finish. Light carbonation , full bodied. A sweet and different but still enjoying stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1043) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
275 ml bottle. Brewed in Saint Lucia. Opaque black liquid topped by a small tan head with clinging lace. Roasted malt nose with caramel notes. Bittersweet roasted malt upfront. Chewy, tannic, chocolatey, herbal hop notes. Much more assertive and complex than regular Guinness. Very tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (358) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
0.33l pullo irlannista. Muhkea kahvimainen pehmeä vaahto, mustanruskea väri. Kevyttä paahteisuutta tuoksussa, tulee jopa porterit mieleen. Savuinen, kalaisa, pehmeän samettinen, liukas. Paahteisuus jälkimakuna. Hyvää kamaa, joskaan ei kovin moniulotteinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ston3s42 (55) - - SEP 9, 2015
Very nice dark appearance. Bigger hints of coffee and roasted barley than draught Guinness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11244) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle. No label taken - Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, roast, milky chocolate and vanilla - medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arcraw (26) - - AUG 24, 2015
It ha a taste of litte small lepricon that jump around in your mouth. Really pleasant. A good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4318) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle in France. Dark brown body big tan head. Nose sweet and roasty and malty. Taste is chocolate, malts, cocoa, roasted. Vanilla in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (506) - FRANCE - AUG 10, 2015
Noire, mousse chocolat.Nez chocolat au lait et café. Bouche café et chocolat, malts grillés. Amère , corps onctueux, légère acidité. La réfèrence ...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Senka (951) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
FTA. This is a reminder to self not to purchase it over and over again. Only Guinness I can drink is the one that comes form tap in at least England. All others are equal to Corona and other similar trademark names.

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