Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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3.36/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Time to be " That guy " Once again..
A - Pours impenetrable black with a huge, light mocha head. Head was so huge because of the carbonation. Left good amounts of lacing.
S - Lots of dates and figs up front, cherries as well. Perhaps this was marketed under the wrong style?.
T - Huge amounts of cherry up front followed by a boat load of dates and figs. I do not taste any hops at all. The roasted malt comes through as the beer sits in your mouth. Doesn't taste like any stout I've ever had.
M - Medium creamy body with light carbonation.
O -Overall, Guinness simply does not brew great beers in my opinion. It wasn't bad, bit it definitely wasn't sepctacular. Stout? WHERE?!
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 05:28:24 | More by SometimesIfart
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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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