Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):
Finally, our friend has come to the US--hopefully, she'll stay. The head towers from a moderate pour, and slowly cascading bubbles take some time to build it. Black color is nothing but expected. Uniting sweet aroma with deli- cate roasted grain, Madeira-alcohol and a faintness of hop. Silky smoothness gives the beer a gentle landing on the palate. Mild-roasted flavors pull on the taste buds, while currant berries and a warming alcohol show its size and complexity. Modest hopping, though the sweetness stays in control (or at least the roasted flavors and alcohol keep it in check). Bittersweet finish with a breath of alcohol lingering. No hype of a single-release day of a limited batch needed here--greatness can come in large quantities. Just keep it coming.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2011 02:17:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 33cl/330ml brown bottle. Clear best before date on the back. "Guinness is good for you" on the neck label and cap (something you wouldn't see in the states).
Appearance: Pitch black in colour with deep ruby hues at the bottom of the glass. Head pours thick and rocky. As it slowly retreats it leaves its tracks along the bottom of the glass to form a creamy, bubbly crown tan lace.
Smell: Toasted malts, toffee and rum-like aromas.
Taste: Upfront bitterness of semi-citric hop and astringent roasted malts (much more roasted and bitter than its sibling beers). Dries the palate. This is a full-bodied beer with a smooth overall mouthfeel, gets a bit slick and chewy. Malt flavours of bitter chocolate and coffee with light caramel. Hop bitterness runs along side the roasted, all the way to the end. Combined flavours take on a raisin-like character. Finishes real dry, a bit nutty.
Notes: When you think "Stout," this is the one that should come to mind. A world-class beer that should be available to the world. Sadly you can only purchase it in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
At 7.5%abv. its the strongest in the line of Guinness products. This robustly strong beer was originally produced at the begining of the 19th century to withstand long voyages, at the time mostly to the Caribbean. It's brewed in the same fashion today.
Purchased and reviewed in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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