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


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RATINGS: 1268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (328) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markschiedon (630) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2016
Drinking from a 0,5 l bottle. In the aroma caramel, malt. The clear black beer has a medium brown head. In the taste beans, chocolate. Low carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerDoctor6 (5) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
tres bonne stout ,bien noir avec un bon gout boisé ,vraiment une de mes préféré mais je n ai pas mis le maximum car pour moi la guiness pression est vraiment au dessus par son onctuosité et sa mousse si particuliere que je n ai pas retrouvé avec cette bouteille.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (969) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2016
Yau, rosty with a flower touch. Äußerst ansehnlich kommt unser ölige Genosse daher. Braun gekrönt und very dark. Mmmmhhhh. Der erste gut gekühlte Schluck läßt erstmal den Eindruck eines staubtrockenen Gesöffs zurück. Yepp !!!! Später wird’s dann filigraner, ein bisschen Beerenflair hier und angehonigte Rauchwolken da. Nett. Und schön bitter bleibt’s trotzdem. Klasse Stoff für den Stouthead. 0,33l Flasche aus Düsseldorf. Nicht billig 🙄.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (145) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
330ml bottle. Thick dark brown pour with a dark mocha head. Oak and sweet smoked bacon aroma, with faint dark malts. Flavours of roasted malts, a touch of sweet cream, and a roguish hint of asparagus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerUnited (51) - - OCT 31, 2016
Perfect pour. Looks like regular Guinness with trademark tan head and jet black body. Aroma of nut, chestnut, dark roasted nuances and toffee. Coffee and vanilla on the palate. This is the best Guinness I’ve had, but very rich and probably best to have one to start the night with (savour and enjoy) before moving on to session regular Guinness. Can’t wait to get some in for my wife at Xmas as she’s only had regular Guinness. If you can session this, you’re hardcore!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rob19a (143) - - OCT 14, 2016
4/20 fairly disgusting. Prefer normal Guinness which is creamier. This is really flat, sour tasting stout. Not a nice taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (222) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
Bouteille. Je ne me rappelle pas avoir bu de la Stout et ... je découvre une bière tout à fait différente de mes apéritifs habituels et qui me plait. C’est une bière très noire à belle mousse brune mais qui retombe assez vite. Les arômes sont de ce qui m’a le plus impressionné (surpris) : café, moka, fruits noirs (pruneau), caramel, grillé, fumé ... L’entrée en bouche est impressionnante aussi avec une belle et bonne effervescence. Je retrouve bien sûr le café moka, un peu de piquant, d’autres choses que je vais découvrir plus tard car je pense bien reprendre de ce breuvage et surprise : une belle amertume. La longueur est exceptionnelle et les saveurs persistent dans la bouche. Vais-je reprendre une autre bière après CELA ?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (111) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2016
Total black body with a thick brown head.Aromas are bread,caramel,coffee,liquorice...the grat thing is that you can taste them. It bitter and sweet at the same time...Loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from nightshop drank at Girl Scout place. Almost black with fizzy dark brown head. Licorice, lots of dark bread, overripe plums, spices, rum, vanilla and burnt sugar. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied with quite some fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamil3ds (43) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma- dark bread, roasty,caramel, dark brown, nice foam, tall and smooth. Taste- sweet - light, bitter - medium, like Graham bread (personally I don’t like), bitterness from dark malt, body - full, creamy, carbonation flat.

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