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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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1,941 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 117
Gots: 132 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JMBSH, Jan 01, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12pak sampler:

Appearance - Poured 3 fingers of mocha brown foam, body is a rich opaque sienna to black, fantastic cinnamon brown lacing coats the glass, gorgeous!

Smell - Roasted malts, black licorice, mild black strap molasses, slight herbal hops.

Taste - Much like the nose, robust rich roasted malts, bittersweet black licorice, sticky herbal hops, molasses, finishes dry roasted herbs, grapefruit pith and slight coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, very smooth and nearly creamy then medium carb cleans the palate just enough to usher in the bitter and drying roast and herbal hops.

Overall - By far the finest 'version' of Guinness stout. Smooth, full flavor, great appearance, the finest that Guinness has to offer, highly recommend.

blackcompg, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, dark yellow brown almost black with a dark tan foamy head that dissipates slowly leaving good lacing, clear

S: chocolate, coffee, slight hops, dark roasted malts, slight burnt charcoal smell

T: very hoppy up front with a strong bitter presence, flavors of bitter dark roast coffee and chocolate, finish sweetens with big roasted malt

M: quite heavy and oily, alcohol is subtle but there, low carbonation

O: an excellent export stout if you love the dry burnt quality of Guinness

M_C_Hampton, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been looking for this for a while, it finally showed up. Anyways poured from a 33cl bottle into a Guinness mug, coded bottle date. Pours a pitch black beautiful color with a massive three fourths the mug mocha colored head which is slowly receding to the body below, after a while this leaves a two finger thick head with a lacing. The smells are of dark roasted malts, the guinness burnt smells, a little hops. The feel is somewhere between medium to thick and creamy very nice. The taste is outstanding, plenty of dark roasted malts combined with a noticeable hop bite and a little alcohol burn, this is pretty great, better than the original.

DavidST, Dec 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

GuinnessDude7, Dec 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

ipa_lover, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

AnitaBrewski, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Exiled, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dgeebs07, Dec 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

TimoP, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Milkysunshine, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WildMaverick1200, Dec 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Lewdd, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

MichaelBuck, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rymurphy617, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a opaque jet black with a magnificent FIVE-finger tan head, with an amazing cascading effect. (Not a nitro bottle!) Head is creamy, becoming craggy as it subsides, leaving almost total lacing covering every inch of the glass. Seriously, this is the best looking beer I have ever seen.

S - Roasted grainy malts, hint of chocolate, and some musty hops.

T - Roasted barley malt begins the show, but almost immediately followed by an earthy euro hop bite which carries right through the finish. Esters of bittersweet chocolate, black currant, and pipe tobacco. A hint of lactose sugar comes out as it warms, invoking a "hot chocolate" taste. Flavors are rich and nicely balanced. Sweetness stays in control, but also in check.

M - Thick and chewy, with some of the grainy-ness in the taste and aroma coming out in the feel, but then gets silky as it finishes. Medium-high carbonation. Drying finish. Everything works here.

O - Ok...THIS is what Guinness should be. Their best product by far, and a million times better than the "pub draft" crap that most people associate with the brand. So good it made me want to go to the fridge and get another bottle right away. Could be the best example of "just" a "regular" stout....and it's "just" splendid.

TempeBeerMan, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BogBoyJD, Dec 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Klif, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

GarretD, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ridgeline23, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mmilyko, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

JellyJacket, Dec 13, 2012
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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