overall
94
88
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: 1270   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at home (BOE) 11/10/12 (birthday beer #2 !). Irish brewed bottle. Mid black with a big frothy coffee/tan head that subsided after a few minutes but retains well. Decent lacing ensues. Big roast malt nose backed up with a good dose of barley, some toffee notes, slightly medicinal/TCP, a little wood and a puff of smoke. The medicinal and smokey tones immediately hit you in the taste. Roast malts are more secondary. Medium bodied with a little spritzy carbonation leading to a slightly smokey dry finish. The alcohol is fairly well disguised. Better than bog standard bland Guinness but wouldn’t actively seek this out in the future.


4.3
euniceradio (560) - 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 (295) - 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 (29) - 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 (12) - 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 (654) - 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 (577) - 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.

4
Larry_Duffman (581) - - SEP 4, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black with a small, brown head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit. The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, and prune. As it warms, some smoky flavor comes through. It's pretty smooth and really flavorful. This is really good stuff.

3.5
Navers (204) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2017
On tap in Molly Malone's. Pours black, creamy, with a great cascade foam effect. Aroma is mild, stoutish sourness, milky, liquorice, sweet, watery. Body is thin, could be more full. Taste is watery, creamy, mild roasted like notes, watered mocha. Good beer, but very watery and light. With a thicker body it could be great.

3
Ascelja (1682) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2017
#1555
Bottle. Dark brown to black, smal tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, pralines, liquer. Taste is neutral with bitter finish. Chocolate, pralines, touch of cherries, old paper. Medium body with watery texture, high carbonation.
Better than ordinary Guinness, but still average stout.

3.1
Rotin (1682) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle 0.33l. Dark brown colored. AROMA- chocolate, roasted malts, pralines, touch of nuts and alcohol. FLAVOR- neutral, lightly bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, touch of cardboard. Medium bodied.
Not bad for commercial brew.


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