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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: 1274   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (389) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
This is an entirely different ballgame. Pours opaque black coffee brown with a massive and sustained caramel-beige head - like stiff whipped cream. Nose is coffee, treacle, brown sugar. Flavors carry through - the slight sour note associated with Guinness - near burnt toast finish. Chewy beer with a mouth coating viscosity. The nose and appearance are the notable features. The flavors is just fine just doesn’t add many layers to the experience. And the fact that this sheds a whole new light on Guinness


3.6
lkowalkowski (503) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2017
Ciemnej barwy. Piana brunatna, trwała, zdobi szkło. W aromacie palone słody, czekolada, ciemne suszone owoce. W smaku wytrawne. Doochodzi kawa. Alkohol dosyć dobrze ukryty.

4.2
Benters (76) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017
Pours dark black with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee with some hop bitterness. Taste is smooth, a rich combination of coffee and chocolate with a firm hop bitterness. Roasted bitter finish. Much heftier than standard Guinness.

2.4
scotlandjake (9) - - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
Definitely not as smooth or delicious as a regular Guinness Seems more bitter and larger after taste. It’s fine but I’ll pass next time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Daboch (172) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Prawie czarne nieprzezroczyste piwo z średnią pianą. Aromat kawy, przypieczonych tostow, również dość dużo chmielu. W smaku kawa, trochę czekolady, lukrecji, czarnej porzeczki, oczywiście obecne są nuty palone. Klasyka stylu

4.3
euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Pours black, big brown head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, choc, butterscotch. Taste of same with great body and rich flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Definitely Mich better than US Guinness Draught. Wow.

3.2
Mariox (337) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. Niczym się nie wyróżnia, przeciętny stout.

3.7
livingasghosts (34) - London, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Pours jet black with coffee coloured head. Aroma chocolate and dark fruit. Taste matches. It isn't as smooth as regular Guinness but is much more full flavoured. Nice stout.

4.7
sammybee (14) - Bradford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2017
Initial mouth feel is suprisingly thin and refreshing, giving way to the familiar full body expected from stout, roast malt flavours (leather, chocolate,tabacco), and a strong, pleasant bitterness. Well balanced, satisying but not too heavy; still one of the best stouts on the market. Shame the standard(e.g draft/weaker ) vers is so insipid in comparison!

3
loscovar (723) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle in Nattitangou, Republic of Benin. Black color, malty, roasted, chocolate,maybe some vanilla notes

4.1
thejackpacker (640) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from ?, maybe the supermarket, been a long time since I bought it. This I must say is a very pleasant surprise. it is all that lovely cuddlyness that a normal Guinness gives you but refined and made more butch and adult. The product description is quite spot on here, there is a roasted barley taste there, with some added herbs I would say. It is bitter and yet sweet too and quite crisp with a little fizz on the tongue. I think this is very decent indeed, glad it isnt too hard to find.


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