Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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Ratings: 2,022
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 129
Gots: 152 | FT: 1
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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 rangerred
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head. Great head retention and lacing.

Aroma of sweet, spiced rum along with some coffee and dark chocolate. Also some dark fruit along with that sourness typical of guinness.

Flavors of rum come in first closely followed by coffee. Roasted barley follows along with more cocoa. Finally, there is a slight hint of dark fruit along with a moderate bitterness/sourness reminiscent of regular guinness.

This is really a great beer. It is quite rich and fulfilling all without being too heavy or overbearing. A top notch stout that I will return to again and again.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Bockrules
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a deep, opaque black with just the smallest hints of dark amber highlights. Big light brown and rocky two-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind large blotches of lacing.

S - Decent smell of roasted chocolate malt upon opening the bottle along with a hint of dark rum. Stronger would be better.

T - Smooth crystal malt upfront. The body is filled with roasted chocolate malt and black rum notes that are balanced out by a healthy dose of earthy hops. A flourish of hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to an intoxicating dark chocolate rum truffle finish.

M - In typical Guinness Irish Dry Stout fashion, the body is relatively light compared to other stouts (medium bodied at best) with ample carbonation to provide a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

Surprisingly, this is stocked at my local Wal Mart. As Advertised, Guinness Foreign extra is a more roasted and hopped up version of their excellent Extra Stout. Here, your extra $1.00 per bottle buys you a 1.5% higher ABV, some nice dark rum notes, and that fantastic dark rum truffle finish. Excellent for special occasions or when you want to savor a well crafted Irish Dry Stout.

Photo of Edwaka01
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Guinness pint.

A - Black, nothing coming through when held to light. 2 finger dark khaki head receding slowly leaving lace on glass and surface layer.

S - Wow! Dark malt, vanilla, caramel, toffee, just all kinds of sweetness abounds here.

T - Really smooth. Still lots of vanilla and caramel. Roasty and toasty malts. Classic Guinness taste with a bit more punch, less bitterness, but overall more flavor.

M - Not as dry as regular draught Guinness. Nice and full, nice coating effect.

O - Awesome. Hard to find near me, so I'm glad I picked up some of this when I did see it. I'll recommend to anyone into stouts, and I'll definitely grab again.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Dave1999
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was almost black in colour with a tan frothy white head.

Smelled pretty rich of coffee and malts.

The taste was that of coffee, malts with a bit of a bitter chocolate after taste.

This felt really smooth with just a little carbonation.

Overall it was very nice, for me this and the extra stout were pretty comparable. Both quite a bit better than regular Guinness.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep brown, almost black with hardly any light coming through the glass. Big pillowy, frothy tan head floats on top long after the pour. Awesome lacing already just from the head residing.

S- very robust. Dark chocolate malts, toasted coffee, vanilla, prune, and just a bit of hop spiciness.

T- starts malty sweet with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and cocoa, finishes with slight hop spice and ends very bitter. We're talking the same bitterness from drinking a robust coffee.

M- low carbonation, medium bodied, and silky.

Overall this is my favorite from Guinness, not for the non stout drinkers! My only complaint is that the taste and mouthfeel don't quite match up to the robust smell. Still a great stout!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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