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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: 113 | 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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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-22-2013 15:30:47 | More by Lare453
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-04-2013 17:53:50 | More by harpus
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jorg2619

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

I have not been drinking as much Guinness in the last few years so nice to have a new (old) offering to try.

The color of the FES is a dull black with hints of ruby along the edges and bottom of the glass. The head a creamy and resilient though over a few minutes falling to a thin half finger coating that leaves a light lacing. The aroma seems subdued to me. I smell earthy hops and toasty elements of the malt though both seem faint.
This is a big stout especially for a company known for session beers. Upon imbibing I tasted the sharp crisp hop flavor that melds with the toasted malts with the glue of subtle booze notes. The malt is semi sweet with hints of coffee, and a hint of smokiness. The hops are strong but one sided in a good way the crisp bite of what must be noble hops leaves lots of room fo the roasted malts to shine through.
The mouthfeel was better than I expected but still seemed just slightly thinner than desired in the mouth, but this thinness makes me want to drink another Foreign Extra after this one is done!

11-15-2010 22:52:02 | More by jorg2619
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-28-2011 02:06:42 | More by Grebdioz
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2011 23:57:47 | More by millelacsmark
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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CelticAleMan

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Benesi88

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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NickThePyro

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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bcm75

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JFazekas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Presentation: 330mL bottle.

Appearance: Chocolaty body with plenty of head and lots of lacing.

Smell: Very sweet. Almost a bit like a milk chocolate bar, not something I desire from my beer.

Taste: exceptionally smooth for a 7.5% beer. Very reminiscent of an extra stout but with an added bonus. Taste is also a bit sweet but it doesn't take too much away from the beer; the alcohol and slight hop bittering take the edge off nicely.

Overall: After having this hyped up a bit I was slightly disappointed. It is the best beer I've had on my visit to the UK thus far. Added points for excellent mouthfeel and drinkability.

06-02-2009 20:25:13 | More by JFazekas
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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GuinnessMeBeer

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-13-2013 19:47:37 | More by GuinnessMeBeer
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mdconatser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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New Jersey

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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antique

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.