Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a case of this while on vacation in Anguilla.
Poured into a over sized red wine glass.
A: Oil slick black with a large tan/brown head. The retention is respectable and it leaves behind a good bit of sticky lacing.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, rum and copper pennies. There is a distinct sour flavor that is really intriguing.
T: Nicely bitter upfront with huge notes of burnt dark malts. Chocolate, coffee, and caramel are all in on this one. Some sourness creeps in and rushes into an amazingly dry crisp finish. This is nothing like any other Guinness I have ever tasted.
M: Thick and viscous with a surprising bubbly character.
D: I am currently half way through my second case of this on vacation (it goes quite well with cuban cigars). Highly recommended if one finds oneself in the beer waste land that is the Caribbean!
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 03:05:34 | More by Neffbeer
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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 1,814 ratings.