Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by marc77:
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
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 -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a two finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no visibility. Nice lacing on the glass from the reduced head.
Smell: Caramel, chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee, toasted malts, burnt molasses, and stale ale smell.
Taste: Same as above with a little smoke and mild tingly bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and a little bitterness in the rear.
Overall: Great beer for this cold Boston weather. Too bad it only comes in 4 packs. They should expand to 6 packs.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 07:13:52 | More by Flounder57
4.34/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured into a 20oz 'pint' glass...
a: khaki colored foam, fluffy and tall. black colored opaque liquid.
s: dark toast, licorice, demi-glace, sweet cola, french roast coffee.
t: heavy roast, espresso, char. bitter astringency you expect from a stout.
m: pour it correctly you will have a low carbonated brew. mouth coating. light astringency lingers.
o: this is a bigger version of guinness stout. however it is easy to drink and goes well in colder months or a night capper with a creme brulee or sweet dessert. very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 03:40:27 | More by deadchef
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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