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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,859 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,859
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 109
Gots: 112 | 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.

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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-08-2012 23:29:48 | More by bzach
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blinker97

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-08-2012 04:48:38 | More by blinker97
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dusting871

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2012 01:34:36 | More by dusting871
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-07-2012 15:44:22 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-07-2012 05:00:08 | More by Garrett092112
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punky796

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours heavily and VERY dark, can't see through it at all. Leaves a MASSIVE three-finger head that takes a long time to go away, leaving almost opaque lacing. Hardcore look.

S - Similar to regular Guinness, sort of a burnt coffee smell with some chocolate, touch of molasses/syrup.

T - The way regular bottled Guinness ought to be, with a little extra kick. Coffee, chocolate, molasses. Very roasty.

M - Quite heavy body, but ends sweet even after the trademark Guinness roasted bitterness. Like whole milk, if it were beer. I mean that in a good way.

O - Whoa. This is probably what all stouts should aspire to be.

12-06-2012 09:22:00 | More by punky796
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JoshuaB

California

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

It looks like the ultimate beer the moment you pour it, but be prepared with a much larger glass than you think you'll need: The foam is enormous, rises instantly, and takes minutes to settle. An English pint glass for a bottle will almost do. Once it does begin to subside, the foam is still so substantial that it has the appearance of a root beer float. It's as black as can be; only by shining a bright flashlight right through it does a deep blood red color come through.

I don't get a lot of smell from it, maybe a bit of sweetness. Flavor is very rich, almost has a firewood-like roastiness to it, with an excellent sweet and tart balance and a bite of extra alcohol. At first the bitterness seems to fill the mouth, but the taste doesn't linger more than a few seconds.

Compared to regular Guinness Stout, it's a bit sweeter and a bit less mouth filling.

I'm amazed by this beer, loving it and can't wait to crack another.

12-06-2012 02:45:27 | More by JoshuaB
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BGdad

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-03-2012 02:52:41 | More by BGdad
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-29-2012 22:08:40 | More by Proclarush
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scratch69

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with two fingers worth of lingering tan head. Each drink leaves a nice ring of sticky lace.

Smell- Bitter dark roasted malt aroma with raisin, molasses, and chocolate.

Taste- Roasted malt and bitter hop flavor with notes of sweet molasses, raisin, and hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and slightly creamy. Nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is the best Guinness that I have had out of a bottle. Not as good as a Guinness draught on nitro-tap but pretty close.

11-29-2012 21:59:47 | More by scratch69
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MrTana

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-29-2012 05:22:08 | More by MrTana
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Thunderballroom

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-28-2012 03:47:59 | More by Thunderballroom
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irishstoutlvr

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-27-2012 23:59:31 | More by irishstoutlvr
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-24-2012 00:49:01 | More by GaryMarkle84
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2012 16:32:30 | More by 2GOOFY
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-21-2012 14:34:46 | More by EigenBeer
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BeerNacho

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-21-2012 04:02:47 | More by BeerNacho
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-20-2012 19:44:46 | More by andrewkgray91
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Poppypbr


4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2012 00:18:44 | More by Poppypbr
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PCfirefox


4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-19-2012 14:27:27 | More by PCfirefox
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Riverared

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-19-2012 04:35:24 | More by Riverared
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-18-2012 02:46:45 | More by mattparsons
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2012 02:35:49 | More by sneaks2210
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2012 22:35:58 | More by VernonKell
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2012 20:16:20 | More by innominat
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,859 ratings.