Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by BradLikesBrew:
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Jet black body with a light tan head.
Big roasty aromas with gobs of dark chocolate. Hops and smoke find a their way through.
Roasted barley is prominant. Dark chocolate, hop bitterness and a faint sour note. A roastier, hoppier, bigger, more flavorful version of the light Guinness we all know so well.
For all the roasty character, the body is surprisingly smooth with plenty of carbonation to lift it off the tongue.
Well done guys, but why did it take so long for you to share this gem with us here in the states? This is what I think most of us always wanted Guinness to be: robust roasted barley flavors, bitter hops, and the easy drinking nature of Guinness Draught.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2011 23:17:45 | More by BradLikesBrew
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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 1,813 ratings.