Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Just over a finger of firm dark brown head; good retention and thick sticky lacing. Expected black brew, a little on the light and clear side.
Good stout aroma: creamy, thick roasted barley, boozy grapes, earthy hops.
Balanced flavor, follows the nose: thick barley, good roasted character, powdery cacao, slight sour milk flavor. Nice hoppy balance.
Full mouthfeel, but not quite chewy. Good balance with both hop and roast bite. Cloying and long finish.
This is quite good, certainly better than the standard Guinness "draught." Not quite on par with the better American stouts, and the sourness is a little off-putting.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 21:51:49 | More by Roguer
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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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