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

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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (15) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance: Deep opaque black. Towering tan foamy head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, Palate: medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, Overall: This was pretty nice. Sort of like a tamed down russian imperial. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, raisin, plum. Much more going on than traditional guinness stout. Poured from bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2014
Intenzív, pörkölt aroma lengi körül e mélyfekete színű főzetet, melynek ízében felfedezhetők a Guinness Draught-tal való rokonság szálai azzal a cseppet sem kárára váló eltéréssel, amit a komló rendkívül határozottan érvényesülő karaktere, az alkohol nagyobb százalékban megtalálható jelenléte és némi tejes, édeskés zamat okozta különbség nyújt. Azoknak, akik a Guinnessben nem találták meg számításaikat, mindenképpen érdemes kipróbálniuk.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Drinking_77 (32) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Comes in the well known dark bottle, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is a beer with its own unique taste. Can I find the classic Guinness taste in this Foreign Extra version? Pours the expected pitch black colour with a tan whitish head that didn’t last too long, with little lacing. A very strong aroma of dark cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. The smell is quite strong on the nose. The taste was powerful. Now I know why in Africa they use the slogan "Guinness gives you power!" It was a very strong tasting stout, with a long bitter aftertaste, that had a bite to it. Overall a good strong stout, tasting of roasted malt with traces of coffee. As you would expect with a Guinness stout the flavours are complex and well balanced, making it one of the worlds richest tasting beers. Still not as good as a pint of the real black stuff beside the Liffey, Dublin town.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Opaque, pitch black with a huge pale tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and slightly bitter dark fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation. I enjoy the low ABV versions of Guinness, but this version is so much richer. This is like the Guinness I remember from the days when it was first imported into the U.S. and only available at the Dubliner in Washington, DC. That may be attributable to nostalgia, a faulty memory or both. :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (94) - - JUN 15, 2014
33 click bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that lasts. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Taste of sweet syrup and bitter hops. Palate is smooth with a oily texture. Overall good strong stout, but even better in Ireland.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2540) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, Oulu. Originally rated 17052012. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
urtigaum (14) - - MAY 31, 2014
Sou suspeito para falar, pois nao e meu estilo favorito de cerveja. Cerveja preta ( cevada torrada e lúpulo forte) com media formação de espuma, essa de coloração creme, levemente adocicada com o final forte. Baixa carbonatacao, aroma suave mas intenso devido a cevada torrada. guinness, sempre guinness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (299) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
Pitch black color. Chocolate and coffee present on the aroma. Classic Guinness taste, with roast profiles, traces of coffee, chocolate, with a dry trendency. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and silky. Bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
St. Barth Beer No. 11. Wish I had a grabbed a few to bring back. A more intense version of the standard Guinness with more chocolate notes and a bigger bitter bite to finish. Bottle - St. Barthelemy, FWI

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy, beige, long lasting head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. A rich, sweet flavor with bitter finish. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice.


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