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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1275   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46063) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ Home. [ Trade Maria ]. Clear medium black color with a average, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate yeasty, steam damped, cellar, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (160708)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle from Liquor Direct, KY. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture. Medium burnt coffee flavor with a medium dark chocolate bitter finish of average duration. Good start, soft finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottled, BB 12/1/08 thanks to Craig.. brewed in Ireland. Poured deep brown with a creamy cap of medium tan head. The aroma picked up charred chocolate and oaky notes upfront with what was either piney hoppage or some sort of maize-ey adjunct.. either way I enjoyed it. The flavor was on the bright end with coffee and toffee notes joined by milkier chocolates and syrupy caramel.. bitterness was high and not easily identifiable.. lasted through a longer finish. Medium-bodied and sharper on the palate with moderate, well-done carbonation.. good to begin with, but not too enjoyable at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2008 Bottle in St Martin - Pours oily black with a small brown head - aroma is all toasty malt, smoke...flavour is strong, alcohol and taste...burnt malty bitterness on the front end, light burnt and roasty dry fruit on the back end...a nice brew thats hard for me to find in the states...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2008
first of all i’ve to say this one cost me 4dls!!!! ha, black color, it tastes like chocolate, a little bit strong the precesence of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Wow- I like Guinness but I really liked this brew. Had from bottle at a crappy hotel in boston area. This is the only good thing about this stay. Nice smokey flavor - nice bitter kick. very nice surprise for my 50th rating! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle 330ml from Waitrose, Christchurch. Pours black with a good beige head. Aroma has a distinct molasses background. Reasonably full bodied. Much better than its traditional cousin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours a dark opaque black colour with a small brown head. Taste is chocolatey, noticeable pepper and black cherry flavors. Aroma is sort of woody with hints of black licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Botella. Pitch black colour with a nice light brown head. Good lacing. Nice soft mouthfeel. The flavour has a very good soft roasty maltiness with some bitter chocolate and light coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, faroeviking]
Pours almost black with slight red edges. A fine, creamy, beige-yellow head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet roasty, some nuttiness and a bit of plums. Good mouthfeel, dry and creamy. Flavour is surprisingly dry, harsh roasted notes, a bit vinious. This is a good brew, but nothing exceptional.


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