Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by cameraman:
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is poured a black color with touches of brown and red along the sides of glass. A thick inch and half high head forms, creamy beige in color that settles on top and goes no where. A sweet dark bread fragrance is there at the start, followed by dried fruit and some raisons, with a touch of coffee. The aroma does finish with yeasty sort of twang at the end, making your nose twitch slightly. The dark bread from the aroma hits the palate in the taste right off the bat that then blends to a yeasty twang. The taste finishes with a burnt grain bitterness and hoppy bitterness of citrus and grass. A thin watery feel that gains weight as it crosses the palate, finishing with mild dryness at the end. This beer was not what I expected the feel stayed the same for a Guinness and the color was probably darker than the usual offering. The things that made this different were the taste and aroma both of which were much better than the typical pint you would get anywhere else, a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2011 03:18:31 | More by cameraman
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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 1,813 ratings.