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


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RATINGS: 1274   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24092) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Bottled at PBF (Marutius version brewed by Phoenix Brewery). Near black, rich firm head. Lemon and licorice up front. Quite dry with tart notes. Medium to full bodied with lots of licorice and lemon. Solid, but a bit syrupy. Resiny bitterness. Powerful, but a bit rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Found this one in the Bahamas. Nice bittering punch combined with a certain dusty and coffee-like roastedness. Velvety texture. Easy to drink when it is hot, but packs a decent punch as well. I think this one may have a little bit more flavor than the regular guinness but I think the texture of the regular is a bit more rounded. That said I think this one may "score" better, and is still quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2009
bottle, Muddy Murphy’s pub, Singapore. sorry, dont remember anything, thats my story and im sticking to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours out a deep black with a hefty mocha head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt, very small amount of chocolate. Flavor is very roasty, coffee, malt, light chocolate, barley. Maybe some oats. Personally I much prefer this to the regular Guinness as it has a thicker mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Good, deep, dark. Black in color. Taste of espresso. Nice and bold. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Two bottles both 7.5%. One brewed at Commonwealth Brewery in the Bahamas. The other brewed at St. James’s Gate in Ireland. The Irish beer is dark dark brown, red hints and a thin tan foam leaves only a cover. Aroma is burnt coffee, roasted malt. Taste is roast, burnt coffee, berries, lingering bitter malt finish. Rating: 7:3:7:3:14 The Bahamian beer is dark black with hints of red and a thick lasting light tan head. Aroma is sourish, chocolate, coffee, roasted barley. Taste is very sour in character, an astringent roast and light coffee and chocolate. Rating: 6:4:6:3:12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2944) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2009
Jet black pour with a large brown cream head showing reasonable persistence and lacing. Aroma is a mix of roasted malt, port, rolled oats, sweet alcohol, liquorice and sultanas. Flavours are roasted malt with some burnt notes, sweet caramel, more rolled oats and some alcohol. Powerful roasted bitterness. Quite a mouthful. Creamy body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 13, 2009
33cl bottle. surprise find at a club in foetz, Luxembourg. Lighter palate than the draught version, lots of dry roasted barley, but lacking compared to the Belgian Special export Guiness. A once off for this Irish man

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
33cl bottle from a supermarket in crete. absurdly huge head, light brown, smooth, thick. pours pitch black. lightly sour sweetish aroma , i don’t like the aroma. roasted grains, booze also in the aroma.flavor is sweet, sugar, roasted stuff, chocolate, ends very roasted yet still mild. alc. well hidden. seems to me to have a little less complexity compared to ordinary guiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2617) - JAPAN - JUN 8, 2009
Obviously better than guiness, but still pales to others of its type, such as Lion Stout. Macro taste permiates though the whole thing. Limited in complexity, but I will admit it has a nice malt body. Nothing out of the ordinary. Cheap though

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