sm89walt (2041) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. A black beer with a fine, foamy beige head. A good combination of sweetness, subtle coffee tones, chocolate, roasted malts and toasted bread notes on the nose. The flavours are of roasted malt, bitter chocolate with some liquorice and some smokiness. Dry, burnt bitterness and a warming quality in the finish. Thick mouthfeel that envelopes the palate and lasts well.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black into the glass with an beige head. Aroma is chocolaty with some coffee notes. Flavor is somewhat astringent with a lot of bitterness on the back end.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle I enjoyed when traveling for work. Pours a thick deep brown with a frothy lacing tan head. Nose is inviting with some bittersweet chocolate, oak, roasted malt. Entry is supper dry. A bold french roast coffee flavor follows and lingers a while with notes of oak. Mouth is full bodied and chewy. Alcohol pokes through the top at times. I am glad I came across this after talking about it in the Stone U Stout class! Way more complex then the usually available Guinness varieties in the US.
jaysonl69 (24) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong roasted barley aroma. strong malt flavors, reminds me of coffee with a pleasant aftertaste. overall decent beer.
ben4321 (6100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t explain it but I like this one a lot more then the regular Guinness. I find this one to be really top quality and enjoyable, living up to the rep that Guinness has, while regular Guinness to me is just ok. Is it the Ireland vs. Canada brewing issue? I don’t know, but if the standard Guinness tasted like the Foreign Extra I’d drink it a lot more.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Deep, dark, vinous, bitter roast malts and sweet molasses. Nicely balanced with the burnt malt, hops, and sourness scrubbing the sweetness away. Surprisingly enjoyable cold.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330ml.. Pours very dark, with tan head. Intense aroma of dark malts and molasses. Quite bitter on the tongue, with the alcohol content very evident, though overall a decent stout.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011
Bottle, St. James Gate DublinPitch black with only the slightest red tint at the bottom, not much of a head though. Overripe fruit and sangria aroma. Lively carbonation. The overripe fruit blends nicely with the dark bitter roast. Rating changed to reflect the St. James brew 7-3-7-3-14
Bottle of Barbadian FES--salty, tamarind, roast, delicious--my new fave Guinness FES yet 4-8-4-8-16
Bottle, St. Lucia/Piton brewery version. Pours black, opaque, and with a thick foamy head and leaving some lacing. Aroma of molasses, malt, and some tartness in the background. Fairly high in carbonation. The flavors are strange with a lingering acrid finish and not enough malt sweetness. Instead it tastes burnt and bitter. Comes across as a strange brew, and I’m told that’s due to its being brewed with the Piton base beer. 6-3-5-3-12
eManu (542) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black liquid with a very thick foamy brown head that stay a long time and a good amount was left at the end. Aroma is very strong roasted malts. Flavors are quite powerfull , smoky, roasted malts and chocolates and some coffee, bitter and not sweet just on the right level. This is a very well made brew, super nice and very enjoyable.
Defreni (3094) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Sødlig duft på en mørkebrun øl. Ristet malt er tydelig, men igen på en sødlig måde. Fin øl som er en smule bedre end dens mindre stærke fætter.