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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 128
Gots: 146 | FT: 1
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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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Served into an oversized wineglass.

It poured with a fairly thick and dense, mellow tan head. It's a very dark brown that when held up to a light, allows none through it. It's of roasted malts, faint coffee, and vanilla. It tasted of these malts and a little vanilla, chocolate and strongly of molasses. Fair carbonation leads to an alright, creamy mouthfeel. It's a very smooth, drinkable beer that's one of my favorites.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark black with an incredibly thick, foamy tan head. Spiderweb lacing is left down the glass.

S - Malty sweetness, dark chocolate with a hint of sharpness added by the hops.

T - Heavy roast flavors complemented by malt and chocolate. Hop bitterness is present, but just enough to add balance.

M - Medium-thick and sticky, with quite a bit more carbonation than the Draught or even the original Extra Stout.

D - A wonderful stout that hits a nice medium between standard stouts and an RIS. In my opinion, Guinness' best beer by far -- I'm so glad they've started bringing this stateside.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally bought a four pack of this at the local grocery store after eyeing it for the last several trips. I'm not a big fan of the regular strength Guinness that passes for stout here in the U.S., but this is different!

Pours a dark almost jet black with an ample tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with a slight smell of baking bread and licorice. Pretty faint, though.

Mouthfeel is substantially more viscous that regular extra stout.

Taste, sweet at first then blackened malt with a tinge of alcohol at the finish. Very nice.

Hopefully in the future this will replace extra stout on the taps everywhere. Good beer.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,020 ratings.