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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,864 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,864
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 110
Gots: 114 | 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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IrishTank

Kansas

1/5  rDev -75.4%

08-14-2014 21:54:43 | More by IrishTank
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

11-10-2012 23:52:46 | More by Annette_Esperanza
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KGarrett

New York

1/5  rDev -75.4%

11-19-2011 01:23:23 | More by KGarrett
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cantfindme

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

01-07-2012 07:00:43 | More by cantfindme
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

01-05-2013 16:53:21 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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VLtor

Michigan

1.53/5  rDev -62.4%

Let me assure you, the Foreign Extra that you're tasting in the States is a marketing ploy, not the stuff experienced in original markets. I spend about 1/3 my year in Ghana, and while the stuff is widely available, almost nobody drinks it. It is not Guinness like, it is not stout like, it is pretty dang nasty. If you want a Guinness like beer you get a Castle (Milk Stout).

The stuff in the States may be fine, and that is one thing. But to say Foreign Extra is 'finally' available in NA is another, because the NA stuff is NOT the Foreign Extra most markets get (thankfully).

04-05-2011 22:42:40 | More by VLtor
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -56.3%

Pours jet black with a light chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a light roast. In the taste, a small roast and a small bite. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry small roast in the aftertaste. Eh! Lack of flavor and aroma, honestly, nothing exciting at all.

05-30-2012 19:40:15 | More by OWSLEY069
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scruffy1


2/5  rDev -50.9%

06-24-2012 20:04:59 | More by scruffy1
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.9%

08-28-2014 17:13:00 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

01-27-2013 05:22:56 | More by Nihilistkid
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Twpsyn

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

04-10-2014 23:00:39 | More by Twpsyn
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PopnLoads

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

06-06-2012 20:39:07 | More by PopnLoads
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Jishguy

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -42.3%

A- This brew pours a solid black body with absolutely no light shining through. Creamy off-white head with decent lacing along the glass.

S- Smells of vanilla, caramel malts, roasted coffee, and hints of chocolate. There is also a smell of earthy hops present. Not quite expected for the style.

T- Begins with the roasted coffee/chocolate characters and quickly changes into tangy, hoppy, sour mess. The sour is quite overbearing.

M- Quite pleasant. Very creamy and full. Very dry.

This is a quality brew, just not to my personal taste.

07-10-2011 23:52:33 | More by Jishguy
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

04-18-2014 20:55:29 | More by RichardMNixon
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Lewdd

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

12-21-2012 00:04:45 | More by Lewdd
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

04-13-2012 14:01:49 | More by HxC90
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RossR

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-17-2014 04:01:33 | More by RossR
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cutout

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

03-27-2013 02:27:06 | More by cutout
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

01-13-2013 21:42:08 | More by AlexFields
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-28-2014 01:54:45 | More by mthomp081
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jar2574

Missouri

2.63/5  rDev -35.4%

Gigantic tan head that stays forever. Jet black beer, can't see through it at all, even when held up to light.

Smells malty, a little sour smell liked mashed grain left to ferment. I'm not particularly fond of the smell - though I don't dislike it that much.

That slight sourness stays through in the taste. It's a slight, but noticeable difference from most stouts. This also isn't as bitter as most stouts. The "roasted" flavor isn't as dominant as I'd expect. It might be that the extra hops are balancing things out more than in other Guinness.

I wouldn't have another. It's unique, can't recall another stout like this, but it's just not my cup of tea.

05-29-2011 01:23:25 | More by jar2574
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philbertk

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -34.2%

Guinness & Company--St. James Gate Dublin--Guinness Foreign Extra--Genuine Quality Stout--2010 11.2 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 65 IBU's. (2.25 / 5.0) Big dense lacy rocky rich espresso 3/4" lasting head. Black pour & opaque obsidian jet black color .Sweet roasted dark fruit fig plum raisin mild hop front. Roasted crusty slightly creamy sweet burnt dark fruit toffee body. Sweet mild bitter hop hot hint end. Sampled 3/17/2011. Purchased 4-Pack for $8.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 11/9/2010. Disappointing.

03-29-2011 02:43:14 | More by philbertk
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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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