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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: 1292   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatehunter (2544) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
Poured into a glass stein. Absolutely pitch black with two fingers of tan head. Looks perfect. Rich molasses smell and some vanilla bean. Tastes like molasses also. A balanced bitterness throughout with a burnt malt at the end. Thick, almost creamy body with low carbonation. Wow. Calling it a benchmark. Guinness has brought it strong on this one.


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olhj (1) - - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
Good beer with excellent aroma. A classic, muar be tasted for all beer lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodsquad (205) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle from Asda. Pours darkest brown with thick foamy tan head. Aromas of caramel and light treacle , roasty chocolate malts come though. The caramel with the sparkle gives an initial Cola-like sensation. Once it’s acclimatised a bittering roast malt comes to the fore. The body is soft with a medium to gentle dry sparkle. This is almost spot-on but the depth of flavours I found a little disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
martpez (202) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2017
(Brewed in Ireland) Big foamy head and very dark, almost balck. Sharp tasting and surprisingly light body. Sweet toffee in the finish, a little carbonated. Goes down shockingly easy for such a strong dark beer. A little on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (810) - - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours dense cocoa black with a medium brown foam residing perfectly. Scent is medium notes of cocoa and porter. Taste is medium notes of rum cask. Light porter properties. Finish is dry and nice. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (436) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a pitchblack head with a medium tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is sweet, medium bitter with a soft dry finish. Notes of roasted malt, chocolate, bit of coffee, cream, bit of hops. Texture is oily, medium bodied with medi carbonation

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (169) - LYON, FRANCE - APR 17, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une bières",belle robe brune surmontée d’une fine mousse café moyennement persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de chocolat ,café .La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec une légère pointe d’amertume très agréable qui reste en finale mêlée à une bonne sensation de "grillé".Un excellent stout!!! 18/20.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (170) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 17, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Mille et une Bières". Température de début 8 à 9 °. Très belle robe ébène surmontée d’une généreuse mousse de couleur café plutôt persistante; très faible carbonatation. Nez particulièrement agréable sur des arômes de café et de torréfaction. Le goût est tout aussi plaisant : saveurs chocolatées et grillées avec une pointe d’amertume. La finale est longue et savoureuse. Un stout très réussi. Mention "Excellent" 18/20

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radassace (271) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate ice cream, roasted malt, coffee and brown sugar dates. Silky smooth rich mouth feel. Taste is milk chocolate, milky coffee, dates, brown sugar, roasted malt and some hop bitterness. Good bitter, coffee finish. This is bloody awesome stuff !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (478) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - APR 7, 2017
Jet black with strong and thick and dark brown color foam. Aromas of smokey, coffee and dark chocolate with sweet vanilla hints and cream. Palate, full body with creamy texture leaving soft coffee finish. Taste, is somewhat mroe sweet than bitter with cocoa and black chocolate notes as well as cream and touch of light hops? Overall, nice beer, lovel aromas and texture, taste is fine, not excelent though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (936) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Opaque, foamy. Full body, flavorful, nice heat and carbonation, lingering aftertaste. Bitter, not so dry, crisp, great balance. Roast barley flavor, smoky. Best Guinness to my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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