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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1294   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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Navers (266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2017
On tap in Molly Malone's. Pours black, creamy, with a great cascade foam effect. Aroma is mild, stoutish sourness, milky, liquorice, sweet, watery. Body is thin, could be more full. Taste is watery, creamy, mild roasted like notes, watered mocha. Good beer, but very watery and light. With a thicker body it could be great.

Ascelja (1949) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown to black, smal tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, pralines, liquer. Taste is neutral with bitter finish. Chocolate, pralines, touch of cherries, old paper. Medium body with watery texture, high carbonation.
Better than ordinary Guinness, but still average stout.

Rotin (1955) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle 0.33l. Dark brown colored. AROMA- chocolate, roasted malts, pralines, touch of nuts and alcohol. FLAVOR- neutral, lightly bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, touch of cardboard. Medium bodied.
Not bad for commercial brew.

sephyrott (285) - - JUL 29, 2017
33cl from bottle. The classical Guinness but much more character. Slightly darker, not as smooth, but more complex and malty

titanek (467) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2017
W aromacie słodkawe, owocowe, palone. W smaku wytrawne, lekko palone, lekka czekolada, kawa.

Bamsen78 (5667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy very dark brown with stable creamy tan head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and roast, with notes of yeast. Sweetish flavour of malt and dired fruit, with notes of roast and yeast and touches of hops. Roasty and estery aftertaste with malty notes. Creamy mouthfeel. A very nice Foreign Stout. The fact that it is mass produced does not change a thing here.

Drinking_77 (148) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Comes in the well known dark bottle, Guinness Special Export 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.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma is smoky sweet malt. The taste is smoky malt bliss.

rayaron (2121) - 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.

zvsn (2404) - 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.

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