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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,944 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 119
Gots: 134 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in standard pint glass, review from notes.

A: Jet black with caramel head thick and creamy.

S: Roasted grains and barley. Chocolate malt.

T: Chocolate with roasted barley and grains. Bittersweet and smooth.

M: Creamy smooth and well carbonated.

drowninginhops, Jun 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured into a proper Guinness pint glass.

A: Huge frothy tan head with a creamy consistency. Dark brew with ruby edges in the light. Sizable head of retention and plenty of lacing.
S: Roasted sweetness. Berries and milk chocolate.
T: Wow, I'm impressed. A nice balance of bitter fruity hops. Berries are there, and are balanced out by a hoppy bite. Bitterness really clings to the palate. Florals really coming out, too. Warmth brings out the espresso bean malt. A little hot, but not overwhelming. I'm really surprised by the hops in this one.
M: Medium and creamy. Carbonation is fine for the style.
D: Guinness...this might be the most impressive brew I've had yet!

washburnkid, Mar 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

brandon911, Nov 22, 2011
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.