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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,889 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,889
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 110
Gots: 126 | 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.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

rrock44, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of cdrogers
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Poured from bottle to Guinness pint glass at about 52F.

Appearance: Dark, black coffee. Tan, velvet head.
Smell: Definitely get the coffee and malts. Nice roasty smell. Definitely get the hoppiness coming through as well.
Taste: Head is very creamy when it hits the lips. Get the roasted malts right from the beginning and then it goes into the coffee and finally the hops. Very well balanced though and none of them stand out above the rest.
Mouthfeel: Head is very creamy. A thickness to the overall beer, it's great. Very smooth.
Overall this is super. The head, even though it is not nitrogenous, is very similar to the draught in that way. Lovely and glad it's in the states.

cdrogers, Mar 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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GuinnessDude7, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

This is, without question, one of the best beers I’ve ever had. The only part about it that was less than fantastic was the bottle was only 11.2 oz. It pours a deep dark, opaque brown, nearly black. Smells roasty, almost, but not quite like coffee. It’s hoppy, and strong, smooth on the tongue. I can’t say enough. This is truly a special beer.

mrfreakybig, Jul 25, 2012
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,889 ratings.