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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1288   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.

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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle shared with Josh: Pours a silky black with thin white head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, cream, and oak. Taste is of strong chocolate, cream and that classic "Guinness" flavor. Finish is dy with that same "Guinness" flavor. Thanks Josh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - APR 25, 2008
Itís a great stout ok. Strong coffee flavor and coffee aroma. Dark colored head,bitter finish. Overall a great stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
Lovely frothy head,light chocolate coloured head,dark opaque ale.Aroma crisp cocoa coffee.Smooth roast coffee and chocolate flavours,almost velvety.Made the bottle last out,had a grittyness,finish roasted bitter coffee,chocolate.Great stout to be sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
Blackish color with a hint of amber topped with a thick tan head and quite a bit of lacing. Roasted malty aroma. The flavor is that of burned chocolate and malts with a rich, bitter mouthfeel. Itís OK but I prefer the standard Guinness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25652) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2008
Bottle. Best before í05. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted malty and a slightly fruity aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a malty roasted finish with some fruity hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4/07 tasting. I picked up several of these while on port on a Carribean cruise. I had the Irish brewed version on the ship and it tasted the same. Aroma is roasty, with an acidic sour tang. Taste is sweet, roasty, tangy. Reminiscent of regular Guinness with more sweetness, more body, and a nice tang. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle aboard Celebrity Galaxy cruisliner originating in Civitavecchia, Italy. Sweet, malty stouty aroma. Very nice. Sweeter and richer in the nose than regular Guinness. Dark, large, rootbeer float-like head. Quite different than the cascading, tight bubble appearance of regular Guinness. Excellent lace. Molasses and higher alcohol. Definitely sweeter than regular Guinness. Pretty good. A little dry, but the best beer on board the ship.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7481) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Big brown coarseish lasting head. Black body goes dark brown at edges. Burnt licorice aroma, quite faint. Deep dry burnt licorice and coffee taste with a sweetish background and chocolatey, peppery notes. Traces of pine needles. Quite sharp. Some alcohol heat. Mid-bodied. Long, dry, burnt minty aftertaste. Easily the best of the Guinnesses. (0.33l bottle, SuperValu, Dublin.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
Hnads down one of my favourite beers. HArd to find on tap. Kilkennys Irish Pub Calgary. Nice jet black colour.. Firm and dark white head. Great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
bottle @ home. pitch black colour, brown creamy head. very malty nose, very fizzy and sticky, coffee and treacle flavours with a bitter finish.

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