Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.15/5 rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep black with an inch of creamy mocha head with wonderful retention. It leaves globs of lace as it settles.
S - The aroma has a sweet cherry smell combined with some roastiness. I didn't expect the cherry at all.
M - Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel has a great creaminess.
T - Malt sweetness and light cherry notes are present first followed by a hops/coffee bitterness combination. Roasty flavors show up in the finish.
A very nice beer, much better than the normal Export Stout and way better than Draught.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2011 01:24:45 | More by boralyl
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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 1,812 ratings.