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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: 1298   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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3.7
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
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
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
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
omhper (24980) - 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
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
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
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.

3.5
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Good, deep, dark. Black in color. Taste of espresso. Nice and bold. Good stuff.

3.4
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


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