Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by mmmbeer:
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330 mL custom bottle with an indecipherable best-by date, and "brewed with extra hops and roasted barley." It pours opaque black, fairly clear, with a few ruby highlights, and is topped with a rocky, two finger, dark tan head that retains a thin cap and leaves nice lacing. Roasty and very earthy in the nose, with a touch of hops. It has a rich, very complex flavor - quite roasted, with coffee, smoky/ashy malts, black- and blueberries, dark cherries, apples, leather and licorice melding with green, resinous hops that contribute pine and a strong bitter finish. It has a coating and dry, almost tingly body, with an unfiltered, fullish feel, and, even though it is so very full of flavor, remains approachable and easy to drink. Delicious and worth seeking out; when I am reaching for Guinness in the future, this is what I will grab.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2011 20:48:40 | More by mmmbeer
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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 1,815 ratings.