Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,022 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,022
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 129
Gots: 151 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001)
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Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of silver0rlead
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark black with a thick tan head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma has some char and espresso notes upfront, along with milk chocolate and molasses, burnt bread, dark fruit and alcohol. The flavor also has coffee and char notes initially, along with dark fruits, dark chocolate, burnt bread, some herbal hops and alcohol. The mouthfeel is full and rich, and drinkability is OK. A decent export stoout, but nothing exceptional...a little underwhelming to be honest.

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of J_Dub
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LittleCreature
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - 4.0
Poured two and a half fingers of light brown head over a solid black body. Head reduced quickly to a thin layer.

Smell - 4.0
A strong, rich smell of stewed fruit, roasted and chocolate malt. Noticeable alcohol, slightly burnt smell.

Taste - 4.0
I can't really imagine a strong stout tasting any better than this. Sweet, smooth and malty to begin with, stewed fruit, dark chocolate, finishes very burnt and bitter, overly so in my opinion.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Very nice, moderate fine carbonation, heavy in the mouth, quite thick.

Drinkability - 3.0
Would I buy it again? Possibly. Would I have a second in one sitting? Never. Despite the mostly good taste, drinking one was not easy.

OVERALL - 3.95
Again, I have to give the disclaimer that in general, I do not like dry stouts. This is unquestionably a quality beer that I did enjoy, but I think you have to be a true lover of the black stuff to truly appreciate this brew.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a European pint glass. Pours a deep black. Nice tan head and lacing. Dissipated to a pretty thin head.

Aroma is alot stoutier than regular Guinness. But has that classic Guinness twang smell.

Taste is great. Nice and stouty malty at first. Nice bitter chocolate taste. Finishes with a dry bitterness and that classic Guinness twang.

Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. High carb. Especially from nitro Guinness.

Overall a tasty version of Guinness. Will probably buy it again.

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mwbrady12
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ahommell
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Out of a bottle from my local Albertsons in Orange, California.

Yeah boi, back to the honey hole. After sippin' on that nasty black lager that Guinness has pushed as "beer," Raul was hesitant to let these homies back into his kingdom.

But with this new hot joint, not only has Raul opened his doors back open to Guinness, he has let down the draw bridge and took the alligators out of the moat.

Rich black in character, nice head and nice lacing. Flavor? Yeah son, it's on!

Get it. Get it while you can!

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from into a pint from a 22oz bottle.

A: Looks like a regular Guinness with a nice foamy head and a dark ruby body.

S: Big malty chocolate and spicy hops.

T: Follows the smell; chocolate, piney hops, and a hint of alcohol.

D: Very smooth and drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer goes down nice and easy.

Overall: A very original and tasty stout. It is sweet, spicy and smooth and leaves the draught in the dust. Shame on you, Diageo, for having the ability to make awesome beer and still producing mediocre brews.

Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ant880
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Bfarr
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with big tan foamy/frothy head with great retention and okay lacing. Not much in the aroma, a little roasted and sour lager. Molasses and roasted malts with slightly sour finish. A little hoppy and smoky with a roasted finish. Thick yet thin/smooth with a slight fuzz.

Much more drinkable than other Guinness although still probably just a slightly above average stout. Easy drinking to the point of it being unnoticeable except the sour/bitter finish. Not anything I'll be looking for except if it's the only thing available on St. Patrick's Day. I would definitely drink it before any other Guinness I've had.

Photo of drmcleod10
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ChicagoNick
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of csmalley
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JMad
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle of this into my pint glass...

The beer was completely black with a thick coffee colored head that I actually floated a bottle cap on.

Smells of bitter dark chocolate and sweet, smoky toffee.

I tasted bitter coffee grinds, roasted barley, and a hint of cedar wood.

The liquid stings the back of the tongue, the front is smooth, it has a medium body, very dry and has a great lingering bitterness.

This beer is not very smooth but still delicious and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,022 ratings.