Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa) | Guinness Nigeria PLC

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa)Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa)
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Brewed by:
Guinness Nigeria PLC
Nigeria | website

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 04-13-2005

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Photo of mdagnew
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from Gap Wines, Belfast...

Poured a deep dark black / brown colour.... Creamy tan head pours thick and foamy then faded to very thin layer... no real lacing...

Aroma - Strong blackcurrent fruitiness, roasted malts, black coffee notes, some treacle notes, rubbery, nutmeg, burnt sugar, leathery notes, some smokiness... not as full on as i expected this to be...

Taste – Roasted, nutty malts, strong dark coffee, plastic hints, nice hop bitterness, vinegary notes - a bit like a Belgian sour ale, some corn notes, light chocolate, hints of smoke, oaky...

Feel - Smooth and creamy. Full bodied... quite drinkable...

Overall - An ok stout... not as good as i expected and definitely not as good as the Belgian version.... worth a try though if you can find it...

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Photo of gnoff
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle brought over from Leeds, England, by a friend of mine. Bought in a special beer shop in Leeds.

Black color, pitch black.
Huge brown lasting head.
Mix of burnt and fruity scent.
Big mouthfeel, mix of burnt and red whine like taste.
Big bitterness, sour aftertaste.

I'd rather take a regular Guinness.

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Photo of GreenWBush
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This particular bottle was brought back from London with another, seemingly identical bottle. Upon further inspection I figured out that this bottle was indeed brewed in Kenya and imported for its "unique qualities". I suppose those include the sorghum and maize this beer is brewed with.

Unlike the modern day Water-Guinness we are all associated with, this pours a true light-enveloping black. Unreal amount of lace cling.

The nose of this beer is pungent towards the brink of funky. Prickly nose of cracked grains, raisins, ferocious alcohol burn (dark rum). Candi sugar. Reminds me a little of New Belgium's Brussels Black Bier. Intense chocolate-truffle thing going on. Baker's Chocolate. Brownie Mix.

Unlike the nose profile, the main thing happening in the flavor of this beer is an insane sour bitterness like i've never experienced before. Bitter dark chocolate. Sorghum is apparently a crazy bitter grain that i'm not used to.

Like sucking on leafy, found plants. Dandelion comes immediately to mind.

Thinner mouthfeel than I had hoped for.

This beer is unique alright...a unique experience i'm not sure i'd ever want to have again. Not particularly enjoyable, really, but different enough to be noteworthy.

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Photo of Naerhu
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Label reads:
Ingredients: Malt, Sorghum, Maize, Hops (contains barley).

Pitch black body with a low head.
Brilliant molasses and coffee aroma jumping out of the glass.
Intense vinous flavor with massive, not too smooth bitterness following. Char and sweetness. Sour. This does not have the same sweetness I noted when tasting this brew last year.
At that tasting everyone said this was one of the best beers. The sweet carmel like soghum flavor is no longer present. A slightly off bottle? Kinda like coffee bean oil that gets built up in an unwashed grinder.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa) from Guinness Nigeria PLC
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.