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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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91
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1,954 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 121
Gots: 136 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Jwale73
3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a sudsy, quarter inch tan-colored head embedded with ringlets around the edges. Head eventually settles into a solid skim with some clusters of bubbles around the edges. Some spots and strands of lacing adhered to the sides of the glass during the tasting. Nose reveals a trace of roast and sour lactic acid. Taste expresses char up front, more sour watery lactic acid, a slightly metallic quality and a bitter acrid aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium in consistency, with a lively, slightly prickly carbonation and a subtle creaminess. Well, I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by this bear. I'm a bit more used to some sweetness and a suggestion of fruit in my Foreign/Export Stouts - this was bitter, burnt and acrid. Not something I need to experience again any time soon.

Jwale73, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Erish
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: opaque blackish-brown, sports a massive, long-lasting, rocky tan head, exceptional lacing. This beer looks like it belongs in the Museum of Beer. It lacks the gigantic, cascading head of it's younger cousin, Guinness Extra Draft, but it makes up for the lack of flash with a bold and perfect presentation for a stout.

S: roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate, milk, peat, grass.

T: the front is heavy with roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate, the middle is smoky, woody, peaty, and flashes some dairy-like flavors, the finish is very grassy, dry, and long lasting. This is an unadorned classic.

M: full-bodied, mouth-coating and creamy, with plenty of carbonation.

D: This is a world-class beer, not to be confused with it's cousin, Guinness Extra Draft. My only regret is that it has taken so long to come back to America.

Erish, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Almost as good as Guinness Draught. Cascading bubbles swirl in the glass. Several inches of brown foam float at the top and excellent lacing remains in the glass. Color is pitch black, no questions asked.

Smell: Faint mineral water smell. Some coffee as well. It really isn't A+ amazing, but I give it a 4 due to the rustic feel overall, otherwise I'd say 3.5.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Exceptional flavor. Strong pine hops, something lacking in most stouts I've tried. Definitely coffee and chocolate malts. Nothing too fancy, but this beer gets the job done. Also very rustic feel, but still smooth like coffee with the carbonation.

Drinkability: There really is no better. A great sipper, but also something you can't stop drinking.

Overall: Just released in the U.S. for the first time in 90 years. Definitely make this your next beer. No question that it is the best Guinness out there.

tjsdomer2, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of weizenbob
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle received in a trade with JoeyBeerBelly. I have a particular affinity for the Guinness brand so I've been looking forward to trying this. Thanks Joe! Bottle pour to a pint glass.

This poured pitch black with an awesome two-fingers of frothy dark mocha-colored head. The head slowly settled to about one finger leaving a heavy trail of sticky lacing.

This is an aromatic stout that you can smell as you're pouring it. Sweet chocolate scents waft out during the pour. Once the beer had settled the aroma coming off was of dark chocolate, with bitter notes of coffee and roasted malt. There's also a subtle fruity booziness, not unlike a faint whiff of brandy. This doesn't smell like beer; it smells like dessert.

The first taste is somewhat of a surprise. This Foreign Extra Stout is very rich. There is a sweet fruitiness initially, akin to tart cherries. After the initial bite an earthy quality becomes noticeable and it remains an undercurrent throughout the flavor profile. Alcohol is noticeable but not in a boozy way. It carries the backend of the flavor and warms the throat as it goes down. The finish is bitter and sticks to the back of the mouth. It's an unexpectedly unique and flavorful stout.

It's a bit intense in the mouth, and the further down the glass I get, the more medicinal the beer seems. Simply put, there's a ton of flavor paired with a moderately high alcohol content. It's delicious, but it's a sipper. It's heavy in the mouth but not outrageously so. Carbonation seems high at first but it's actually balanced out pretty well.

As far as the drinkability goes, Foreign Extra Stout is really delicious. It's intense and contains 7.5% ABV so sessionability is out of the question, but in spite of that I really do want to keep drinking this. It's more of a desert beer than anything, but my, what a desert beer this is. This is really head and shoulders above any other product that Guinness is currently importing to the United States. I highly recommend it.

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The Two-Schlitz Scale: (see my profile for an explanation)
I give two enthusiastic Schlitz for this beer. It's delicious and I can only hope that it eventually makes its way to my little town.

weizenbob, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Wow the carbonation is outrageous in this version! I got at least two inches of head. Upon a very light pour still at least an inch. The color is dark amber and the head is coco color. Looks nice.

S - The roasty factor is very balanced in the smell. You even get some hops in the nose which are usually covered over by all the malt. Very mild coffee and chocolate too.

T - Ow wow it makes the regular Guinness look like a light beer! The taste of the roasted malts and hops clash perfectly. I was mostly getting that but a mild smokey and chocolate flavors too. The ABV was well covered and I am surprised they were able to get it up so high without the bitterness being higher too. Tasty

M - Medium which is awesome. I succession the whole four pack!

D - Well it may not be the first thing on my mind, but I could see getting another four pack. The problem is that 10.50 for a four pack for this is pricey and not the first beer that would come to mind for the price. Overall if you got the money and you can find it pick up a four pack you will not be disappointed.

DrDemento456, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of 05Harley
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle # LO265GG001.. 04:10

Purchased @ Johnson's Market Place, New Durham, NH

Price - $9.99/4-pack

Appearance: Pours dark as night with a creamy three finger layer of foam. A quarter inch soapy light tan head remains half way through the glass and shows a fair amount of lacing sticking to the sides.

Smell: The aroma is classic Guinness on steroids which is pretty much roasted malts with an underlying scent of coffee.

Taste: Again Guinness, probably the easiest beer to recognize in a blind taste test. Oak flavor with smoke.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a smoke backbone and some hop bitterness. Pretty good carbonation.

Drinkability: Yeah one's enough. After ninety plus years away from America I some how expected this to have more of a wow factor but was disappointed. Still drinkable and one I'll revisit.

05Harley, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of NYManc
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from Thanksgiving. Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

A: Poured pitch black with a light mocha head. The head was 4 fingers thick, with amazing retention. This is the thickest head that I've seen coming from a stout. There was a good amount of lacing throughout the cup as I drank the beer.

S: Very very strong and upfront roasted malts. This was very pleasing to me, got my mouth watering almost instantly. Also with this malts was a hint of some chocolate.

T: Tastes follow the smell. Very strong taste of malts with a chocolatey back hint. No bitterness at all and the after taste is mostly malt. A very very faint hint of hops in there as well. I can only pick this taste up every now and then. A very tasty session beer.

M: Medium bodied and goes down well. Medium carbonation as well.

D: Can drink this any time of day and would be able to drink many of these before losing it. Would highly recommend to many others.

NYManc, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of jjanega08
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= The pour is a nice pitch black color with a huge tan head on it that rises to three fingers high and holds excellent lacing and retention.

S= The smell is a little muted in my opinion. Sort of a basic smell to it with a small amount of roast... Not much more than that.

T= The taste is a nice roasty note to it as well as some of the guinness silky chalky taste to it but not nearly as bad as regular draught guinness. There is a light hop presence to it as well.

M= Nice and smooth. A really excellent mouth for a stout. Creamy without all that nitrogen.

D= This is an excellent beer. Worth checking out for sure. The draught Guinness I hate and extra stout I liked but prolly wouldn't buy again but this is worth a repeat purchase. Try this one at least.

jjanega08, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of chrisgn
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Opaque black with a thick tan head that cakes on the side of the glass. AWESOME!

S- smells like Guinness, nothing different here.

T- Rich and chocolaty with nice balancing bitterness on the end. Tastes like a richer, sweeter Guinness.

M- Excellent! Full bodied and creamy even from the bottle.

D- Excellent flavor, nicely balanced. I could drink a whole lot of this, but then the 7.5 ABV would destroy me. I would love to try this on tap if that is even possible.

chrisgn, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of cmannes
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz Bottle poured into a Surly Stein.

Appearance: Dark brown color, with a beige foamy head.

Aroma: Slight hints of chocolate with some coffee undertones.

Taste: Strong coffee flavors, with chocolate coming thru. A little bitter up front, but the finish is more subtle.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but very "guiness" like.

Overall: It really strikes me as a more "Guiness" guiness. Almost like the "regular" is guiness-lite.

cmannes, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of cudmud
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A very, deep dark brown color with a fawn colored head of one finger. Very good lacing. In all a very handsome beer.

Smell: Smells of chocloate, carmel, and coffee combined with fruity aromas. Wonderful smells come from this beer.

Taste: Espresso and chocloate flavors mixed with piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, and bread-like.

Drinkability: A great beer no matter how you look at it.

cudmud, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have heard a lot about this beer, lets see if it lives up to my expectations.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with a lot of sweet, sugary notes. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruit and a little bit of bitterness. There is also a sweet, fruity medicinal taste that I don't really like.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Better than some of the the other Guinness beers I have had, but nothing special. It is certainly not as good as I was expecting it to be. Just a slightly above average stout here.

Mora2000, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

330 ml. bottle served cool into a curvy Sam Adams glass.

Foreign Extra stout is a dark brown color with good clarity seen on the pour. It produces a thick light-tan head that has both great retention and lacing.

Aroma is familiar to a former Guinness drinker but seems to have just a little more umph. Mostly sweet but with a little chocolate and roast. No hops that I can sense.

First taste lets me know that this is not the old Guinness draft. The flavor and intensity is on a whole 'nother level. Big roasted coffee and bitter chocolate are balanced out by just enough sweetness.

Mouthfeel is maybe the biggest improvement. While the 'draft' version was always smooth, it also seemed too light in body. Foreign Extra has the same smoothness but with much fuller body. There is a tangible thickness that was lacking before. The carbonation is nice and low, which I love, but I'd really like to try it on cask.

Overall a much more enjoyable stout than the draft I remember. I'll be getting more of this soon.

GilGarp, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of claspada
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aromas remind me of a more coffee-centric original Guinness. It has the typical black malt bitterness with a hint of chocolate malt sweetness.

The taste reminds me exactly of an Imperial/Double Guinness; almost like the doubled the mash bill. Nice combination of dry and roasted malts. It's bitter up front with loads of darker patent malts. It's goes down smooth and dry with a touch of chocolate malt sweetness.

It's richer than the original, but it hides the alcohol warmth well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine stout. I love the original Guinness, this one is also good. Not better or worse, just different, yet the same... definitely good finish a four pack of this easily.

claspada, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of codewarrior
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330mL from a 4-pack, poured into a snifter.

This is the Cadillac of Guinness. The genuine article. I went into drinking this with a lot of skepticism and hope. Guinness draught was my pre-craft go-to beer. Having revisited that beer recently ... I am embarrassed to say I drank swill for years. This beer is a chance at redemption ...

L: Jet black with 2-fingers luscious rich head, great retention and lacing. Dark, dark brown head, far darker than draught or extra.

S: Malty with a subtle bitter sweet. Sweet is burnt toast caramel, bitter is crisp hops. Damn good balance. Simple.

T: Starts down the sweet path gently, then overwhelmed by a soy-sauce bitterness. Bit more bitter than sweet, balance is slightly off, but not unsalvageable. Not lacking for flavor, but still not world class.

F: Consistant and nearly thick enough, pretty good feel all around.

T: Best I've had from St. James Gate.

codewarrior, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of WanderingFool
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been waiting a long time to try Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and now that it's available in the US my wish has been answered.

The beer pours pitch black into the glass with a two-finger thick, creamy tan head on top. As the foam dissolves lots of netted patterns of lace clings to the glass.

The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and an earthy nuttiness.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is very soft, dry, with a light effervescent fizz. The flavor is delicious. A nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and an earthy nuttiness. It ends with some smoke and a mildly sour finish. Once gone the smoke and roasted malt linger on the palate.

The bottle I purchased did not have the nitrogen widget in it, which made me glad. The natural carbonation really brought out the flavors. For nearly 8% abv it hides the alcohol well. However, I thought the body could use a little bit more 'chewyness' and perhaps add a little more bitterness to the flavor. Otherwise, this is a terrific brew. I hope to always have a few bottles in the fridge for when I desire a stout.

WanderingFool, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of morimech
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black color with a large, rising head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Lacing coats the entire glass surface all the way down to the last sip. Rich aroma of dark malt, chocolate malt, and a little roasted malt. Malt lovers will love the aroma of this beer. The flavor was a little sweeter than what I expected. Flavor is more from the unroasted malt than the bitter roasted malt. Quite a bit of chocolate malt can be tasted. Alcohol is strong in the finish and that lowers my score a little. Solid, full body with good carbonation. So this is the beer they drink in the tropics? Would not be my first choice but more like I want on this cold winter day.

morimech, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of WesWes
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome! It has the typical black malt bitterness with a hint of chocolate malt sweetness. It's like a normal Guinness on steroids. It's dry and roasted and smooth as hell. The taste is great as well. It's bitter up front with loads of patent malts. It's goes down smooth and dry with a touch of chocolate malt sweetness. I love the black malt component. It's richer than the original, but it hides the alcohol warmth well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine stout. I love the original Guinness, but this one is better.

WesWes, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of budgood1
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4-pack bought for $9.99. glad to get to try this!

pours out a completely opaque pitch black colour with a huge, frothy, sticky head that has no problem staying around. thick rich lace. perfect. amazing aroma of of burnt chocolate and fresh cocoa...raisins and black currants with with some toffee edges. lots of ripe red fruit with a bready backbone. on top of this a dose of floral hopping makes things all the more wonderful. the flavours are full stout like charred malt and bitter notes again from the malts. pretty straight up and leaning towards the high ABV with some spicy alcohol notes balanced beautifully and layered with the currant, fig and cocoa flavours. again simple, but tasty. mouthfeel is smooth and velvety and about perfect for the style. full and supple body but without the syrupy sensation that thicker, richer RI stouts have. again about perfect for the style. drinkability is great. this what a stout should be.

overall a great beer. about time it's available in the US. a perfect thanksgiving eve beer with a foot of snow on the ground and another storm coming. a perfect beer to pair with a warm fireplace!!

budgood1, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery tulip. Beer is black with a thin brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and very roasty.

Beer is medium bodied and very bitter. Its a little sweet up front but very very bitter. It finishes very dry, its good but I've had better Guinnesses...Guinnessi?

drabmuh, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of BeefyMee
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Delightfully black. Huge tan head with big bubbles that provide some nice lacing effects.

S: Cocoa powder and chocolate liquor. A sweet lactose presence as well. Smells like more of a milk stout than anything.

T: That sweet lactose is toned down a bit but still detectable. Alcohol is also evident and there is a faint, ghost-like hoppiness. For the most part though it just tastes like concentrated Guinness. Maybe this is what pure Guinness essence tastes like. It strikes a decent balance between big, brash imperials and run of the mill stouts.

M: Seems kind of syrupy but not exactly thick. Of course, people who think Guinness Draught is thicker than a milkshake would be blown away by this.

D: Could drink these all night.

I was waiting for years to try the fabled Foreign Extra Stout, and while there was probably no beer that could live up to the mounting expectations, I am very pleased overall with this offering from Guinness. I'm still not sure whether I like this or Extra Stout better though.

BeefyMee, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of curly31989
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't believe it when I saw this at my local store. Guinness is usually my go to drink when the bar only serves the commercial beers. However, I've always felt that it need more behind it.

My friends, the foreign draft is just that. Take the traditional guinness smells and flavors we all know and love, double them, and you get the foreign draft.

This pours a deep black color with a dark brown head. The head is so thick that you can giggle it back and forth. It went down super smooth and filled me with the great guinness flavors..

I would really like to try this on tap somewhere because the carbonation slightly prohibits the creaminess that is often experienced with the nitro tap.

curly31989, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of rpardon7
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle a dark blackish brown with ruby red highlights when held to thelight with a thick Rocky/creamy tan head that settled to a nice tan ribbon that lasted for the beer and left lacings. Smell is of roasted malt with a slight coffee and chocolate notes and bitter hops. Taste is domnated by bitter roast malt with a hint of chocolate and coffe and the hops work right along with the bitterness of the grains. Mouthfeel is full and smooth and creamy, a lot of folks commment about it being heavy but this is a full bodied beer with a wonderful smoothness about it. Drinkability is excellent, the balanced carbonation and moderat alchohol level make this a wonderful stout!

rpardon7, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I waited for approximately 6 months from when I first had this beer in Dublin at the Guinness Factory tour until it was finally released for export to the U.S. My gf was actually more excited than me when it finally hit shelves, however the beer is still long awaited. My main draw towards this beer is nostalgia, the beer is simply good memories in a glass. We shall see how well it traveled!

Appearance:
Black, thick dense with a cocoa tan head. The beer looks like what hot chocolate should have been growing up as a kid. Although the head is only present for a few minutes, it sticks nicely to the sides of the glass. There is always a residual micrometer thick fluff that blankets the deep blackness below. 100% of my examining light source is absorbed by this beer including the lamp shade, bulb and base. Absolutely wonderful and heartwarming.

Smell:
Sweet, roasty, and bitter hoppy. However, the hops could easily be overcome by the mixture of Tom's "maine woodspice" and B.O stewing in my pits. There is a faint whisper of keytone/ethanol that makes an appearance. Chocolate calls to me above all, but I could see mocha as well. I have had beers of this like and know enough to expect robust flavors from a smell this profound.

Taste:
Bitter followed by sweet maltiness. There is an aftertaste of burnt caramel wood sugar, which may explain some of the immense blackness of this beer. However, this beer doesn't take on all the characteristics of a barrel aged brew, the wood sugars are a mere subtleness. Letting room temperatures have their effect allows a more smoothed sipping beverage, but cooler sipping temperatures will also allow ample gratification.

Mouthfeel:
The beer feels balanced taking into consideration the expected intensity of any "Extra Stout" interpretation. An intrinsic feature of this beer would be its profound bitterness, however, the bitterness is not too overwhelming for the roastiness of the malt.

Drinkability:
The beer doesn't make any claims that it can't back-up. "Always rewarding. Pure Beauty. Pure GUINNESS." This is my favorite Guinness because of how well it travels and is able to reproduce greatness. The hops are distinct, the malt is thick, and the beer exemplifies its class. What more could you ask for?

Cheers.

ThePorterSorter, Nov 23, 2010
Photo of Domingo
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see this finally showing up in the US after hearing about it for years.
When poured it looks pretty much like a normal Guinness. Big fluffy white head (almost like Nitro oddly enough), and a thick brown/black body.
The nose has roasted malts and dark berries. Again, pretty similar to a normal draught Guinness, but stronger. No booze, but the yeast gives it a fruit note.
The flavor is bigger and bolder. Creamy and malty up front, a sour fruitiness (I get a vinous character from many UK and Irish ale yeasts) in the middle, and a roasty bitterness in the finish. It's very much like a "double Guinness," which isn't a bad thing. The good stuff is stronger and bolder and there's more substance to it.
Mouthfeel is creamy and thick, again like a nitro tap, but without the problems. Nice! Having more than one is still no big deal...but it does feel heavier than some.
If you like the normal Guinness, you'll likely enjoy this one. If you don't - the same also likely holds true. Luckily I do, and this was pretty solid for me. I think I prefer Lion and a couple US examples like Fade to Black, but there's nothing wrong with this at all.
A really good beer that misses the "greatness" mark by a little, but make no mistake - this is worth seeking out.
I wonder how this one compares with the FES from other regions...
I'm also curious about the marketing for it. It looks really similar to the other varieties and I can imagine that potentially causing some confusion.

Domingo, Nov 22, 2010
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.