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89
style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1290   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20262) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus
Black color; big head. Ordinary roasted malt aroma, mild; I give it a political 6. Good body structure, roasted malt flavor, maybe too much in the end, but overall quite balanced. Anyway, not impressive.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pollocknicity2 (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009 does not count
Bottle, but nothing beats a Guinness on tap when you can find it. This is one of my absolutely favourite beers. It’s got such a pleasing aroma, and it finishes wonderfully. It pairs well with everything from pizza to a filet mignon. And I will never get tired of watching the bubbles fall!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown-ish black coloured with a big off white head. Aromas of molasses sugar, roasted malt, chocolate and honey. Flavours of caramel, roasted malt, coffee with sugar, chocolate and syrup. Sweet yet balanced brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Can, best by 04/10, thanks to lithy. Pours black with brown edges and a fluffy beige head. The aroma is molasses, honey, ash, and lots of roastiness. The flavor starts off like burnt marshmallows. A pretty strong roasty and charred bitterness is in front, but a rather sweet note balances it. Molasses, toffee, and fireplace lingers in the background. The finish is intensely roasty, leaving an ashy aftertaste. Pretty good, and definitely better than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2009
A black colored beer, with a dark beige/brown colored head. The aroma of bittersweet coffee, fruits and roasted malts. The taste is dry bitter. There are roasted malts, some coffee with notes of some sweet. The aftertaste is dry, some sweet and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
bottle bb 11/24/10 by way of rustychiles... fairly black shade of dark brown with a soft orange tinted light brown head. its shape could be described as creamy yet wispy... smells a lot like a baltic porter... like molasses, roasted barley, prunes, scalded cream and some smoke. the flavor is the same combined with some bitter cocoa and a slight tartness with a dry bitter finish. it is medium bodied, fairly soft and creamy yet parching from acidity and bitterness. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24781) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   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.


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