Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by nickadams2:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A_Black with dark brown highlights. Thick khaki colored head with great retention. Lacing coats the glass.
S_Roasted malt,black licorice and a touch of coffee.
T_Same as nose. Tons of roasted malt with a touch of sweet black licorice. Chocolate and coffee notes come through as well.I've read a couple reviews describing this as tasting liike regular Guinness but intensified. I have to concur. Not overly complex but definitely rich in taste.
M_Medium to full bodied. Thick and creamy. On the verge of being a "big beer" but very drinkable.
D_ABV is a bit high but this is a very drinkable beer. Great example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2010 07:44:19 | More by nickadams2
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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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