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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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2,065 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,065
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 142
Gots: 182 | FT: 1
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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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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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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 2,065 ratings.