Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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4.63/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
My first GFES, so I'm pretty excited. Poured into a snifter.
A - picture perfect! To quote Chris Farley, this brew is blacker "than the inside of a coffin on a moonless night." The best part, though, is the awesome 1-inch thick off-white creamy head that sits atop. Looks absolutely beautiful!
S - slight chocolate first in, then coffee, some vanilla, roasted malts and a bit of hops in the back.
T - bitter-sweet chocolate and espresso right away, then a surprising hop bitterness. This is mellowed out by some semi-sweet malty goodness, then goes down smooth.
M - creamy, smooth, and lite with fantastic carbonation. Very well balanced and delicious.
D - the dryness and bitterness of the hops of this brew threw me for a loop at first (keep in mind that I've only had Guinness Draught Extra from bottles and tap up to this point, so I was expecting something a bit sweeter). However, I'm chalking that up to a very cold bottle when first poured. Now that its warmed up a little it's going down amazingly smooth! The 7.5% ABV is practically unnoticeable and I know I could easily put back a few of these on any given night.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2010 23:57:59 | More by GabrielM
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