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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,086 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,086
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 148
Gots: 190 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001

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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Ratings: 2,086 | Reviews: 821
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deeply dark brown with a nice, creamy head of tan resting luxuriantly atop. Good lace.
Smell is roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa and interestingly, green apples. Well balanced and more complex than the other Guinness stouts I've had.
Taste is toasty malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, some whiskey in the aftertaste. Really well balanced.
Fairly full bodied, light effervescence. Fairly smooth and creamy as well. Much, much better than "regular" Guinness. I would have this again willingly.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour with enormous dark tan head, and black body that looks a bit brownish when held to lightsource. Nose is very enticing with some caramel, coffee grounds, and black forest cake. Palate is sweeter than expected, almost roasty-jammy, with some chocolate in the mix. Heavier bodied than expected too, though still fairly drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I also had tried this on a past trip to the Caribbean. Thick and frothy. Head pours heavy and disappates down to a little less than a pinky wide. Alcohol taste is apparent but definetly not a detriment. Chocolatey and Coffee tasting like many dark stouts but has a strong element of molasses flavor as well. Has that always great guinness mouthfeel-heavier but not that heavy on the palate, silky on the throat, and creamy feel on the tongue. Was a shame I had this on a beach and not in a comfy chair at home. Would have enjoyed it more; its an awesome brew none-the-less.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.