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


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RATINGS: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate rocky brown head that lasted until the last sip and coated the glass generously. Very pleasant aroma that is dominated by roasted malt along with just a bit of chocolate. The flavor is again strongly influenced by roasted malt along with just a bit of chocolate. Not as smooth on the palate as I was expecting and seemed just a bit overcarbonated. A minor complaint though for an otherwise excellent stout.

SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 18, 2010
12oz bottle. almost black with a huge, fluffy, whipped, brown head. aroma is toasty with a touch of milk chocolate. drinks profoundly smooth for 7.5%. medium to light body and creamy. flavor has nice toasty and chocolate notes with nothing red or vinous.

smith4498 (3733) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle @ the Treasure Coast beer fest. Much better than the draught and extra stout. The only reason i tried it was because the ladies serving it were f-ing HOT! (oh,and for the tick)

drowland (9197) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
8/20/10. Bahamas version, courtesy JBVatkeens - thanks, man! Nice black pour. The aroma reminds of buttery ointment. The flavor is buttery (there must be diacetyl) and sour appley... hmmm. There’s something up here. I’m thinking they don’t sanitize well in the Bahamas!

undercurrent25 (2292) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2010
Quite thick and treacley in texture with high malt taste, bit different to the usual Guinness, not bad for a one off

nickd717 (5079) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
33cl bottle thanks to Arbitrator. Pours black in color with a lasting one-finger white head. Great aroma - very chocolatey with dark fruit, molasses, and coffee. The flavor is surprisingly good too. Roasty and chocolatey with coffee and molasses. Medium-bodied with an average level of carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Better than I expected overall. Possibly the best beer I’ve had from these guys.

tommann (4119) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a large off white head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts and coffee.

Jow (4234) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought thi sto the Captain Lawrence castleton release. This was my favorite "surprise" of beers brought. I often think of guiness as the mother of my craft brew hobby because without her I don’t know it’d of been born. But who’s the father? anyways pours a nice black and taste is sweet and bitter and delicious. I really liked this and would love to grab a whole sixer next time i get chance.

theSlipperyPen (296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Pours near black with red-brown edging and a big foamy head which leaves behind a thick tan lacing. On the nose is a burnt malt aroma which approaches an ashy scent - a bit like a coal fire or burning peat. Then comes a traditional English bitter smell and some grassy hops; malty and a bit yeasty, or bready. Mouth feel has a fizzy carbonation which keeps it from getting too sticky. Taste is bitter, sour and malty with a light coffee taste. The yeast presence brings a Marmite tone to this rather tart beer. And there are citric hops in here too. Finish is bitter and thin. It’s better than the usual Guinness but all the same an average stout.

rsalacia (1) - USA - JUL 20, 2010 does not count
Great change from the Guinness Extra Stout we have traditionally had in the US in the past. Great aroma and has just enough bitterness to offset the richness of the roasted barley, almost sweet coffee like taste of this beer.

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