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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 101
Gots: 96 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Foreign Extra Stout is brewed with generous hops and roasted barley for a bittersweet balance and full-flavored, natural bite. Developed for global export from Ireland, the addition of extra hops ensured this Stout would arrive in perfect condition. Today it is enjoyed by millions around the world.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001)
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scratch69

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with two fingers worth of lingering tan head. Each drink leaves a nice ring of sticky lace.

Smell- Bitter dark roasted malt aroma with raisin, molasses, and chocolate.

Taste- Roasted malt and bitter hop flavor with notes of sweet molasses, raisin, and hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and slightly creamy. Nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is the best Guinness that I have had out of a bottle. Not as good as a Guinness draught on nitro-tap but pretty close.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 21:59:47 | More by scratch69
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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.

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Overall,an excellent foreign extra stout. Very roasty with tons of burnt flavour and a lasting finish. Satisfying and enjoyable every time. Bigger than a standard stout but without the hugeness of an imperial stout.

My mark out of 100 would be 93.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.