Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
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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