Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,024 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,024
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 129
Gots: 153 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy St. Patty's!

Freshness Date: None

A: Thick blackness topped off with a fluffy light brown head which leaves sheets of lace on the glass.

S: Moderate bourbon along with toasted grain and bread. Plums and raisin along with caramel, brown sugar sweetness and earthy bitterness, which comes through intermittently.

T: Charred bread and grain, cocoa nibs, plum and raisin dark fruit presence. Caramel and brown sugar bring sweetness to the middle which fades to an earthy, leafy bitterness and warming bourbon alcohol finish.

M: Creamy smooth with a big mouth feel and decent carbonation.

O: A classic Irish Stout with wonderful dark characteristics and smoothness. Happy to take this brew in on St. Patrick's. Hope everyone is staying safe out there.

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black in color with a big head of khaki foam. Retention and lacing are excellent, making this perhaps the best looking stout I've yet seen. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and molasses. Earthy, herbal hop note.

Bittersweet on the palate. Definitely more aggressively hopped than Draught or Extra, with a prominent bitterness that picks up toward the finish. Slightly smokey with a molasses flavor that picks up as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is rich and somewhat creamy - more heft than its Guinness siblings, though not as silky smooth as Draught.

With a much more bold flavor than Guinness Extra and the smoothness of Guinness Draught, this is the beer-lover's Guinness.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,024 ratings.