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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1274   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.

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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3.9
elgiacomo (747) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
12oz bottle, best by March 28, 2011. Pours heavy dark brown/black with a large foamy brown head that recedes beautifully and leaves very intricate patterns of lacing. Aroma features coffee, roasted malts, milk chocolate, cinnamon, a little dark fruit and earthy/floral hops. Smooth aroma, moderate strength. Flavor is very roasty and chocolaty along with dark fruits, coffee, a bit of a sourness/lacto kick, and a fair amount of citrusy hops, wasn’t expecting that but I like it. Finishes quite bitter. Mouthfeel is medium to full, prickly carbonation. Excellent stuff, hopefully it becomes more widely available around here.

4
AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Very good stout. The appearance is opaque black with a frothy brown head. It is a smooth beer that goes down easily. The flavor is ever-changing and includes roasted malts, coffee, and sweet cherries.

3.6
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
330ml bottle, bright school bus yellow colored label. Best by 28/03/11.
Opaque black pour, tall, chocolate milk colored foam. Big lacing. Aroma of Dark chocolate malt. Smells of char and rotten, over ripened fruits. Flavor is of burnt malt. Lots of burnt grains, nice earthy bitterness. Finishes with a sharp hop bite along with a licorice and charcoal harshness. A bit of alcohol is left behind on the palate. You can tell this is a slightly stronger brew. I am glad the US has this beer available to us now. Don’t know with how much regularity it will be consumed. Pairs very well with Organic Chocolate Creme Cookies.

3.7
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours black with brown head. Smells fruity for a stout (like cherries). Tastes brings out chocolate and apples with well balanced hops. Very yummy for a guinness!

3.3
dwarfik1 (15) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. After pouring completely dark beer with a dark cream - just right stout. Beer for comfortable seating.

3
bartazo (275) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2010
Totál fekete test, aranyos bézs habbal. Végre egy komolyabb illat, és végre egy barna (fekete) sörben nem csak a kávé illat dominál. Amit érzek az a karamell és körte boldog találkozása. Gyümölcsös és szép. Íze savanyú is, édes is. Sajnos az eredeti Guinness-t még nem kóstoltam, így nincs összehasonlítási alap. Ez a változat összességében kesernyés pörkölt maláta ízű, de szerencsére ez a pörkölősdi nincs túlzásba sütve, így egész kellemes.

3.5
Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2010
bottle from Waitrose Abergavenny. Deep black colour, mid-sized beige head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Full-bodied, solid malty base with lots of cocoa and espresso coffee flavours. Dry mouthfeel, lingering finish, again with caramel and coffee, also dark chocolate.

3.9
pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
330ml bottle at the 5th floor bar at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland. This is the real thing! This is the one sold in the Caribbean & Africa.

2.2
Sdaniel90 (1096) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 30, 2010
Bottle, 255ml. Pours a pitch black colour with a nice extra large, fluffy brown head. Aroma is of coffee and dog feces (seriously), bad. Taste is not too heavy, very sweet, bitter, and with a slight sour touch. Pretty bad.

2.2
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2010
In the bottle, brought back for SOB tasting by Clark from his Caribbean vacation. Jeez, this pretty much sucks crap big time. Black, but has a thing off white head. Roasted, but watery. Maybe this bottle had been subjected to massive rounds of getting super hot. I just don’t see the appeal over the mainstream Guinness in my supermarket. More booze does not necessarily mean more flavor in this case.


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