Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 320mL can whilst in Malaysia 12/04. Nearly jet black, w/ a trace deep garnet fringe when held to light. Mountainous, stiff rocky head leaves frothy lace. In aroma, bitter backer's cocoa with metallic undertones dominate. Hints of molasses and burnt toast. In flavor, sharp roasted barley bitterness upfront leads into burnt toffee and woody sweetness. Assertive, drying hop bitterness. Oily, dark chocolate notes surface as the beer warms. Medium bodied and dangerously dry, yet pleasantly viscous in mouthfeel. Finishes with fleeting hints of licorice, dry cocoa and prune, but otherwise clean and thirst quenching. Truly a dry stout on steroids and a welcome find here in Malaysia. Perhaps the bottled version is even better? My can notes the ABV is 8.0%.
Serving type: can
03-14-2005 11:51:05 | More by marc77
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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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