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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,038 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,038
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 134
Gots: 169 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of mdconatser
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ixodus
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Black in color with slight brown hues as it's held up to the light. Poured a small tan head that receded immediately into a thin foam ring with moderate lacing.

S: Roasted malts, nuts, earthy hops, raisins, bitter chocolate, metal.

T: Bittersweet milk chocolate, nuts, piney hops, roasty, and smokey.

M: Thin bodied, dry finish, moderate carbonation.

O: Overall a decent beer. It's quite drinkable but a little on the weak side as far as taste and mouthfeel go.

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour netted a 3-finger mocha colored head over a dark brown/black body. Lacing slowly falls down back into the beer every time.

Chocolate, mild coffee aromas and roasted malt smell delicious in this. A little hops seem to sneak in on the end to round it out.

This beer starts off mild mannered. Roasted malt, a little caramel or toffee, and then explodes with dark chocolate, a hint of hops and more roasted malt.

Creamy, mild, with just enough carbonation to sweep her down your tongue, the mouth feel on this baby is near perfect.

Photo of Mohlman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of 11millsown113
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours an almost solid black body with an incredibly foamy 3-finger mocha colored head, that features stupidly high retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee, caramel, subtle fruitiness, and some smoke. All in all, smells great.

T: The body opens with a nice, chocolaty sweetness from the roasted malts, while the finish is a bit smoky, and surprisingly piny. Generally, hoppier stouts aren't quite my cup of tea (see: Sierra Nevada Stout), but the hop profile here is executed very well.

M: A bit thin-bodied, to be honest, with nice dryness in the finish. It also extracts the piny bitterness without being oppressively sticky or palate ruining. Lowish carbonation.

O: It's not perfect, but it's genuinely impressive, especially next to regular old Guinness Draught. The thin body lets it down a tad, but this is still a really good stout that I will be on the lookout for in the future.

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ckollias
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark pitch-black hue with a thick, dark brown, 4-finger head that slowly dissipates, leaving a great trail down the glass, and ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Toasted malt aromas with a chocolate and coffee overtones and a hoppy background.

T: Equally sweet and bitter with toasted malt flavor. Chocolate and coffee background with an alcoholic zip and a hoppy finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome stout – what every stout should strive to be. Soo smooth and tasty.

Photo of Sparger
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rbreaker
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of regionrat37
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark inky chocolate color with a finger mahogany head. Decent lacing
S: Strong coffee and Chocolate notes
T: This is definitely a balancing act between the hops and the malt, chocolate, and coffee notes and this stout preforms it beautifully.
M: Unbelievably creamy with mild carbonation and it has a nice finish.
O: This is by far Guinness' best product. This is a very satisfying product.

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with a giant, tan, frothy head that lasted the duration. Fantastic lacing.

S: Dark roasted coffee and hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and strong bitterness. Coffee and chocolate. Dark fruit. Roasted and smokey. Hops galore.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth, creamy, and only slightly dry.

O: This is a good stout; better than the Guinness Draught or Guinness Extra Stout. There is more malt character to balance the bitterness. Very creamy, malty, and roasted.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Schade
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of stealth
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wish I could find this on-tap again. This is an awesome beer. Guinness holds a special place in my heart for getting me into the dark beers to begin with, but with that bias aside, this is real good stout. Nice subtle chocolate with a real rich maltiness. Not many beers beat the look of this one.

Photo of jwc215
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted almost a year ago - from notes that were lost, but recently found.

Pours black with a rich, thick, lasting light-brown head that leaves plenty of lacing. Looks almost like a nitro-pour, but natural. Very beautiful to look at!

The smell is of roasted coffee - a rich dark malt with an earthy tone is robust.

The taste is also robust... Roasted dark malt gives a rich coffee impression, with a touch of chocolate. An earthy undertone and the roast balance the sweetness nicely! Finishes dry.

It has a smooth, full body with a lasting aftertaste.

This is a delicious, full-flavored stout. My favourite Guinness brew so far!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.