Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by MrVonzipper:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a pitch black color with a dense, solid, foamy head with excellent retention and lacing.
Smells of roasted grains and malt. Dark, bitter chocolate. English sour pale malt.
Flavor is similar to Guinness (standard), but with the appropriate "Extra". It has that slightly sourness that Guinness and many English beers have from their malt. A touch of alcohol.
Smooth mouth like Guinness, but a little less due the little alcohol zip. A little creamy and low carb. Not sure if it has less maltodextrine, or the extra alcohol kind of nullifies its presence.
I've always been a Guinness fan. In a good way, it's like the Pepto Bismal of beer. If my stomach has been screwed up, I can always still drink with the group if I'm drinking Guinness. This beer is a little more full bodied and flavored with the alcohol desired. I'd probably get this every time over regular Guinness unless I didn't feel well. This is a great beer. Better than expected.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2011 15:57:42 | More by MrVonzipper
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United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Totally black with great beige rocky head that dissipates but leaves good lacing. Aroma is of bitter coffee and roasted malt. Tastes of burnt flavours and coffee. Highly bitter for a stout with a long bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, somewhat milky with moderate carbonation.
Overall,an excellent foreign extra stout. Very bitter with tons of burnt flavour and a lasting finish. Satisfying and enjoyable every time. Bigger than a standard stout but without the hugeness of an imperial stout.
My mark out of 100 would be 93.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 19:25:33 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.