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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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2,037 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,037
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 132
Gots: 171 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001

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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-dark brown almost black, darker then I expected, half inch light brown head goes away quickly. 4.25

Aroma-roasted malts, vanilla bean, brown sugar,slight Carmel. 4

Taste-deep roasted flavor, mild coffee, not that complex for a stout. 3.5

Feel-thick, little alcohol at first then dry dry dry. 3.5

Overall-good not great. With all the other offering around at this price point you can usually do better, but you could also do much worse. 3.75

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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pouring a muddy brown, sweet notes of burnt brown sugar and coffee waft off the very dirty head, backed by an almost meaty undertone. On the tongue, a surprisingly complex balance is maintained: the extra hops attack up front, receding quickly as the brown sugar kicks in, a bit cream...followed by the coffee, earthy and gritty, and completed with a slightly dry finish reminiscent of Guinness Draught...all delivered with a full mouthfeel that satisfies like the act of chewing jerky.

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much with this one, but I'm very pleasantly surprised as it's rapidly risen of the ranks of my favorite beers. Not really a session beer, as it's quite complex and demands you attention, but perfect now and again, either on it's own (perhaps a third beer to wake up a numbing tongue), or with a heavy, meaty dish (including jerky). Cheers!

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I must admit that I was not expecting this. There is a dark chocolaty flow into my glass with a lovely whipped mocha head. The flavor is of hint of a stale dark roast and a yummy tobacco. I feel that my mouth i content while it goes away pretty quickly leaving a weird feeling that make you want to take another sip asap. This is worth it weight in gold, or atleast coffee.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,037 ratings.