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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,944 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 120
Gots: 135 | 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 avisong
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

avisong, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Whoa. This is really, really good. Better than the usual extra stout. It's rich and earthy and chocolatey. It smells so fantastic. I'm gonna need more of these.

Saisons-of-the-Abyss, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%

330ml bottle purchased in Japan; 5% ABV.

The aroma is very bold and expressive with lots of brown sugar, molasses, prune, raisin, caramel, dark chocolate. The body is virtually black; the light tan head is dense and fluffy. The flavor is not quite as elaborate as the nose—bread crusts, brown sugar sweetness, moderate bitterness, coffee, and a nice peanut shell finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a fairly full body; a little dry in the finish.

I enjoy a Guinness Draft well enough, but given a choice I'd take this Extra Stout any day. The aroma is bold and complex; and the flavor, while not quite as expressive, is still satisfyingly rich with roasted malt in the lead, sweetness in support, and a punctuating bitterness that stops shy of astringent.

fipoceilz7, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

markdrinksbeer, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

KurtisAyr, Sep 16, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

RSNeely89, Sep 16, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%

5OClockShadow, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

BogAl, Sep 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

Xcaliber, Sep 14, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%

BillCheck, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jholland, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

njbenz, Sep 12, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

katiatanner, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ktheymans, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tkdchampxi, Sep 10, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BobMessina, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Tafyob41, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

trxxpaxxs, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

my memory appears to be not entirely correct on this stout but drinkable enough

EmperorBevis, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DoktorEd, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

epyon396, Sep 06, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

chunkybutt17, Sep 05, 2014
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.