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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,065 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,065
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 141
Gots: 182 | FT: 1
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown color, almost black, with a 1 finger creamy dark tan head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts and cocoa with just a hint of rubbing alcohol.

Taste: Toasted bread up front followed by mildly sweet notes of cocoa and toffee in the middle before a punch of bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is quite bitter and lingers. The alcohol is well-hidden. This is not your normal Guinness...and I like it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could knock back a few of these on a cold evening.

Overall: Very good beer overall. I've never been too impressed by Guinness before, but this one is a good stout. I would recommend checking it out.

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Serving: 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Smith’s nonic pint glass

A: Dark brown on the pour; mahogany highlights flicker through the edges of the pint glass; decent head – khaki colored, two fingers in depth, and retention is solid.

S: Much amplified over the original Guinness Draught, or even the Extra Stout for that matter; huge roasted maltiness plays up bursts of fresh coffee grounds, charred toast, bittersweet dark chocolate, powdered cocoa, and an earthy, smoky note (charcoal?)

T: Roasted flavors dominate throughout, beginning with burnt flavors – like a slice of burnt toast, with that charred edge crumbling off – before the sharpness of the char is eases off, leaving flavors of fresh black coffee and roasted barley; the middle sees a moderating sweetness push through, with powdered cocoa, caramel and a flash of dark fruit working to soften the acrid coffee bite; finish introduces a mellower, earthy/nutty note that dries out alongside the long-lingering canvas of roasted flavor.

M: Slightly more than medium-bodied; good carbonation remains balanced throughout, supporting the transitioning from roasted bitterness to smooth sweetness to the drying finish.

O: A nice change of pace from the traditional Guinness Draught; this beer is more brooding, more complex in its roasted characteristics, and much more potent at 7.5% ABV, yet still retains that smooth, easy-to-drink status that Guinness is renowned for.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.