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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1282   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1960) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2016
330 ml bottle from Meinl am Graben, Vienna, bb 04/02/17.
Black body, with a big, creamy, lacing, brown-beige head.
Aroma of tiramisu, caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, some vanilla, slight dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, some wood, some liquorice, slight dark fruits.
Medium, very creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa powder, liquorice, wood, subtly sweet, a bit alcohol warming.

Tasty. Quite sweet, but well balanced, with enough roastiness and a lovely coffee/caramel combination. Great smooth, creamy palate. Very good style example, fully aromatic, but really quaffable at the same time. Another proof that this is one of the very best macro breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cajun (492) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, creamy tan head. Curious aroma of coffee, burnt pancakes, chocolate syrup, and funk. The flavor is better, and somewhat typical of stout, maybe a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2016
17/VII/16 - bottle @ home, preGF tasting - BB: n/a (2016-765) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing this new country tick!

Clear dark brown to black beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: very roasted, coffee, mocha, caramel, very malty, grains, wort. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, alcohol, sweet, caramel, bit malty, dark chocolate, little sourish. Aftertaste: bitter hops, metallic, bit sweet, alcohol, grains, malty, more alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexmate (138) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Has similar roasted flavours to Guinness original, but a less bitter lighter fruitier taste. Flavours are of blackcurrant, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, malt and some mild brandy type flavours. Good stuff would try again. Price paid: £1.89.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (1712) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, red dried fruits. Appearance: jetblack and brown head. Taste: smoky notes, roasted dark malts, red fruits, bitter chocolate, bonfire, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Great FES, really smooth and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mishnok (210) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Black with big head. Tastes of liquorice, malty, raisins and chocolate. Good body and much a much nicer stout than Guinness Original ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alex60 (260) - - JUN 14, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur marron trouble, texture épaisse, farineuse, mousse légére et onctueuse beige, odeur sur le grain de café, goût sur le café, le caramel dur, amertume présente en fin de bouche, pas trop fan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (1039) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle 0,33L. Black color with big, long lasting, creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet dark fruits, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Taste starts light bitter, but suddenly become vinous (reminds me of red wine) and than becomes moderate to heavy bitter again. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Way better than the regular one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1702) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Smager meget som draught’en, men den forskellen er at den ikke er nær så "flødeagtig" i det. Den har også mere smag af lakrids. Helt klart bedre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlueGaljoen (160) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2016
Pas trop fan de cette stout un peu seiche. le grillé est léger, les arômes traditionnels de caramels et café sont peu présent Belle couleur sombre mais mousse un peu légère.

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