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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1276   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whicheck (82) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours a clean black with a light brown head. Just the smell let’s you know its not like a regular stout. You can smell the hops with the caramel. The taste is very similar. Hops with chocolate and a nice toffee behind it. A medium bitterness on the after taste but definitely more then normal for a stout. For an IPA drinker this is possible a very likable stout.


3.9
dmctaster (98) - 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.

3.6
lkowalkowski (507) - 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 (79) - 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 (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

3.9
Daboch (177) - 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 (340) - 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 (729) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle in Nattitangou, Republic of Benin. Black color, malty, roasted, chocolate,maybe some vanilla notes


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