Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Avagadro:
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pitch black with a chocolate head that is giant, rocky, and leaves rings around the glass.
S: Creme Brulee and dulce de leche are both delightfully displayed in the bouquet.
T: Creme brulee upfront, with hints of espresso, licorice, and cinnamon. Hops are also upfront, providing contrast to the brew's sweetness.
M: Creamy, but not sticky. Full bodied and nourishing.
D: A vast improvement upon the previously available guinness in the states. I am delighted that this finally made it over here.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2011 01:24:17 | More by Avagadro
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4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Guinness foreign extra stout
330 ml bottle served a bit too cold into a pint glass aboard the cruise liner while on vacation. Needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised that this was carried, although the ship ran out about halfway through the cruise.
Appearance - even a gentle pour yielded an impressive 3 fingers of tan frothy head. Retention time was near eternal and as always this Guinness poured a light eradicating black. A massive cylindrical prism forms as the head slowly recedes down the sides.
Smell - roasty coffee and mild yet simultaneously bold malts. A little more aromatic as it warms.
Taste - there's a moderate caramel sweetness up front before the roasty coffee flavor takes over transitioning to a trace of liquorice and maybe a touch of tobacco. No significant Booze is perceptible either.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and velvety, reasonably well carbonated but not a distraction. Slight warmth in the back of the throat. Much fuller than standard Guinness available in North America.
Overall - a delicious stout that is easily drinkable yet at the same time can truly give you warmth from the inside due to the higher ABV. An excellent beer that I hope to run across at home sometime soon.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 08:35:12 | More by DenisKolkin
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.