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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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2,038 Ratings

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

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass stein. Absolutely pitch black with two fingers of tan head. Looks perfect.
Rich molasses smell and some vanilla bean.
Tastes like molasses also. A balanced bitterness throughout with a burnt malt at the end.
Thick, almost creamy body with low carbonation.
Wow. Calling it a benchmark. Guinness has brought it strong on this one.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of garymuchow
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to one of these.
Roast aroma isn't as prominent as I expected. Instead more of a caramelly, sweet aroma with a hint of alcohol. Nice. Not bold but strong enough and pleasing.
Very dark with only hints of dark brown on the edges. Full dense tan head that immediately laces.
The roast is more prominent, especially on the finish which a well developed bitterness mixed with coffee flavors, the start is more of the aroma with a nice sweetness and caramel flavors again. Not sure of the age of this. It doesn't taste old. The hop flavor is on the edge of the tongue in the middle of the drink. Has a green earthy grassy taste. There is still a sharpness and bite to the drink.
Lighter body with an unnoticeable carbonation that on reflection is really fine and creates a softness.
Ya' know, this is a pretty nice beer. Complex and fully flavored, yet light enough to drink well, but probably kinda' dangerous.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a driveway-sealer black with a frothy head of about two fingers. This pillow head really sticks around and to the glass. Bottle says best before and then provides an indecipherable code.

Smell is very aromatic. I smell some booze, sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate wafting off of this brew.

As for the taste, quite a bit of bitterness up front that moderates into some sweetness and rich, roasted malts. This brew is throwing off some alcohol heat as well, which was not as expected. Some coffee and dark chocolate bitterness at the end. Finishes very dry with some mixed nuts at the end.

Mouthfeel is thick and viscous--a real meal in a bottle.

Overall, a very substantial stout. Unlike any other stout I have had-this one packs a punch. Let this one warm some for a better drinking experience.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is poured a black color with touches of brown and red along the sides of glass. A thick inch and half high head forms, creamy beige in color that settles on top and goes no where. A sweet dark bread fragrance is there at the start, followed by dried fruit and some raisons, with a touch of coffee. The aroma does finish with yeasty sort of twang at the end, making your nose twitch slightly. The dark bread from the aroma hits the palate in the taste right off the bat that then blends to a yeasty twang. The taste finishes with a burnt grain bitterness and hoppy bitterness of citrus and grass. A thin watery feel that gains weight as it crosses the palate, finishing with mild dryness at the end. This beer was not what I expected the feel stayed the same for a Guinness and the color was probably darker than the usual offering. The things that made this different were the taste and aroma both of which were much better than the typical pint you would get anywhere else, a very good beer.

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