Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by kagent777:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased in Las Vegas during the trip in November. Apparently, this is available in SLC, but the DABC cannot seem to actually stock it in stores. Poured into my beer goblet.
Appearance: A very nice looking almost black beer with reddish edges. It has a one finger wide head with bubbles of varying sizes. Leaves some nice lacing as well.
Smell: Roasty malts, some alcohol, along with fruit notes from the yeast and or hops.
Taste: A solid beer. The flavor starts out with some semi sweet chocolate notes to go along with the roasty char and over roasted coffee flavor. After the initial bitterness subsides ti turns a little sweeter with some lactose notes along with some generic fruity sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Thicker than garden variety Guinness, this one is probably medium/thick. The flavors really coat the mouth nicely. The carbonation is on the lower side, but still a little prickly. Very nice.
Overall: This may be overwhelming for people who are not used to dark beers, or if they think Guinness is a meal in and of itself. One the other hand, if you like dark beers, give this one a try. A very tasty beer, that I will return to.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 02:28:19 | More by kagent777
More User Reviews:
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.