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


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RATINGS: 1279   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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Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Aroma is sweet and dry like a red wine. Like just like a red wine. Which is weird. Appearance is really nice. Sludge colored with a great cream head. Taste is very sweet and dry. It drinks a lot like a light bodied wine for better or worse. I don’t really care for it. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Dry. Smooth. Overall I think this is just not the beer for me. It brings a lot to the table though and I think others would appreciate it.

LazyPyro (1677) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017
330ml bottle, Irish version. Pours black with a huge beige/tan head, great retention. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Taste is pretty much exactly that as well, there's also a subtle warmth from the alcohol, some liquorice and a dry fruity roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Not bad.

Towey1989 (3337) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle at Den Engel, Leek. Pours a deep ruby brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted Irish barley, chocolate, dark fruits, some raisins, slight coffee and subtle leather. Taste of roasted barley, chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, slight leather and subtle cream. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A lingering, dry, roasted fruit bitterness in the finish. Very complex, recognisable Guinness characteristics of the roasted barley and chocolate as well as dark fruits, leather and coffee. Good for its style in a traditional way but there’s better, more modern stouts in the market at this strength now.

deepdrinker (317) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 jet black , toasted aroma , hints of chocolate, tastes more complex than standard Guinness with a higher ABV

dmctaster (100) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Part of the Guinness 200th anniversary variety pack. Black with a tan head that quickly disappeared. Aroma is traditional Guinness of roasted barley with a bitter hops and spices. Taste is bitter hops and slight spice.

lkowalkowski (536) - 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.

Benters (98) - 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.

scotlandjake (10) - - OCT 29, 2017
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

Daboch (191) - 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

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.

Mariox (363) - 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.

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