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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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2,038 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,038
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 169 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of ThreeDimesDown
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Been waiting for this one, found it at Whole Foods today.

Pours an opaque onyx with barely noticeable ruby edging when held to the light. The classic Guinness cascade creates a thick, creamy latte-colored head that retains well and leaves behind beautiful lacing.

The aroma is not far off from the Extra Stout that has been on shelves here in the States for years. Roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, licorice, and a hint of vanilla.

The taste follows the nose but is more pronounced and still very well balanced. Flavors of dark cherries are detected and add to that Guinness tang. A slight bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is the highlight, IMO. Full, smooth and extremely creamy. Minute bubble carbonation and an ABV% that is only detected if you compare it to it's counterparts.

I've waited a while to taste this, and I was not disappointed.

Photo of Edwaka01
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Guinness pint.

A - Black, nothing coming through when held to light. 2 finger dark khaki head receding slowly leaving lace on glass and surface layer.

S - Wow! Dark malt, vanilla, caramel, toffee, just all kinds of sweetness abounds here.

T - Really smooth. Still lots of vanilla and caramel. Roasty and toasty malts. Classic Guinness taste with a bit more punch, less bitterness, but overall more flavor.

M - Not as dry as regular draught Guinness. Nice and full, nice coating effect.

O - Awesome. Hard to find near me, so I'm glad I picked up some of this when I did see it. I'll recommend to anyone into stouts, and I'll definitely grab again.

Photo of KevChiTown
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jimmys
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: looks like oil in a glass. opaque black with a sepia head. great retention and lacing as the beer goes down my gullet.

S: toasted pumpernickel. getting more bitter aspects (roast, coffee) than sweet.

T: a real campfire aspect to this one. bacon, smokey, roast pork, a real meatiness. slightly dry finish, but also some residual roast/smoke.

M: standard creamy guinness mouthfeel on a mid/highly carbonated stout. medium/full bodied.

D: im a huge sucker for rauchbier's, so this stout is right up my alley. anytime you can take the roast into smoke territory it makes a great beer. fact.

Photo of andrewsporter
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring it out of the bottle into a straight pint glass, it is completely black and opaque. It poured 3 fingers of head that quickly receded. Drinking it down, very good lacing as with most; one of the best things of any Guinness is the awesome lacing. This one was no exception.

Smell - good, nothing too overwhelming but it definitely hints at a lot more flavor than draught or stout.

Taste - awesome, chocolatey, roasty, etc, etc, etc. It has a distinctive bite at the beginning.The flavor is overwhelmingly refreshing for Guiness. The taste here really lives up to the promising look and feel.

Mouthfeel - not too thick but heavier than the Stout from what I remember, definitely lends itself to drinkability.

Overall, definitely glad I picked this pack up - not a huge Guinness fan but I will definitely drink this stuff again.

Photo of mudbug
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank You Beir One in Newport for getting this!
From the 11.2 fl oz. bottle that looks nothing like the picture above into a standard pint glass results in a pitch black body with a one inch fluffy tan head that recedes pretty quickly into a cap of foam and lace.
Roasted malts, nay, burned grain is in the nose here, a slight alcohol burn is detected, overall aroma is light, not overpowering in any way.
Taste is great with roasted coffee and hop bitterness fighting it out, carbonation is surprisingly lively, not anything like the draught version. Finish is semi dry with a nice bitter aftertaste.
A different beast than their other stouts for sure, Very Good!

Photo of rallison
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this out of plastic cups on a high speed train while in Europe (yeah, well, there were no glass vessels available from which to imbibe this delicious elixir - t'was good enough to transcend the sacrilege of the plastic cup). Actually purchased from a convenience store specializing in random foreign foods and goods. Was a bit pricey there at 3 euro/bottle, but it made the train ride go by even faster.

Wonderful motor oil black with a nice brown head. Excellent thick sweetness balanced by roasted notes. Nice and smooth - somewhat creamy. Mouthfeel is nice and thick - I love it. This is how I like my stouts. Alcohol is not easily perceived. The flavors easily mask any if it's hiding back there. It's easy enough to down a few of these, so drinkability remains relatively high.

All I can say is this: Guinness would make a lot of money off of me if they brought this to the US.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.