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style
Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Editorís 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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Wow. This beer tastes so simple and complex at the same time...it is full of simplexity. I feel like this beer could require years of study and enjoyment. It smells good, it looks good, it tastes good, it laces the glass simplexily. Wow. Since regular Guinness was my favourite beer, this is especially good for me. I know not everyone would like it, but I really do.


3.6
rayaron (1811) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black with brownish head. The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, molasses, toffee and chocolate cake. Sweet and bitterish flavor with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice, a bit alcoholic. Medium to full-bodied. Nice.

3.7
zvsn (2086) - ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Deep brown black with a beige head. Milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, coffee, toffee, fudge. Sweet, chocolate cake, coffee liqueur, caramel, bread, toffee, mild bitterness. Medium full bodied, smooth. Very nice.

3.4
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Rich malt and toffee aroma. Rich caramel and roast flavor with light coffee. Medium-plus bodied. Rich caramel lingers with black licorice, roas , and light coffee.

3.5
LiretAnonim (247) - POLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

4.3
svrakula (29) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2017
Irish draft beer in Shamrock bar in Novi Sad, Serbia. Expensive but very good, worth it. So milky soft in mouth, not so drinkable, pretty color and foam, special pouring technique.

3.7
coil (39) - - MAY 29, 2017
330ml bottle. Roast malt, black coffee, toasted bread, dark chocolate. Recommended.

3.9
olhj (1) - - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
Good beer with excellent aroma. A classic, muar be tasted for all beer lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
rodsquad (227) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle from Asda. Pours darkest brown with thick foamy tan head. Aromas of caramel and light treacle , roasty chocolate malts come though. The caramel with the sparkle gives an initial Cola-like sensation. Once itís acclimatised a bittering roast malt comes to the fore. The body is soft with a medium to gentle dry sparkle. This is almost spot-on but the depth of flavours I found a little disappointing.

3.3
martpez (206) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2017
(Brewed in Ireland) Big foamy head and very dark, almost balck. Sharp tasting and surprisingly light body. Sweet toffee in the finish, a little carbonated. Goes down shockingly easy for such a strong dark beer. A little on the sweet side.

3.6
Cokemonkey11 (851) - - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours dense cocoa black with a medium brown foam residing perfectly. Scent is medium notes of cocoa and porter. Taste is medium notes of rum cask. Light porter properties. Finish is dry and nice. Great beer.


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