Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Foxtrot:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally! Patiently waiting for this to get some distribution in America.
Pours into my Stone IRS snifter a obsidian black with russet brown edges. Foam was tan with long lasting retention and sticky lacing.
The aroma is quite nice; think of Guinness Extra Stout on steroids. Big hints of brown sugar, light molasses, roasted malts, and chocolate.
Taste was huge with overtones of roastiness, with just the slightest kiss of smoke. Subtle notes of bitter chocolate, and brown sugar are present all the way to the finish. This is the way Guinness is supposed to be. Big, dark, and flavorful.
Mouthfeel is just a tad thinner than I was expecting. Medium, but with the ABV being at 7.5 I was expecting a bit more "umph" with this beer. Not bad, just surprised.
Drinkability gets good marks. No alcohol burn, and modest mouthfeel make it a good session beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2010 08:17:24 | More by Foxtrot
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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.
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