Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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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
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
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
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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