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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,812 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,812
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 103
Gots: 102 | 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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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-17-2012 00:05:35 | More by mccorjf54
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CN1234

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-22-2012 01:15:08 | More by CN1234
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-20-2011 23:11:01 | More by Wally1912
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jaguar1712

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-20-2011 20:56:34 | More by jaguar1712
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laTrelle


5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-19-2012 02:39:44 | More by laTrelle
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-15-2011 20:03:03 | More by adrian21
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BeerPHD

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-28-2012 20:21:03 | More by BeerPHD
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scootercrabb

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 15:42:15 | More by scootercrabb
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rbthuffman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

05-08-2012 05:45:23 | More by rbthuffman
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AustenFB

Arizona

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-09-2014 05:41:29 | More by AustenFB
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-14-2012 05:00:31 | More by ssjkyle
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kmckinnon87

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-15-2011 12:35:01 | More by kmckinnon87
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baconman91

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-11-2013 19:53:12 | More by baconman91
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-28-2011 20:07:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +22.9%

09-08-2012 00:18:58 | More by Freshlikeugh
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beerme411

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-14-2011 08:15:25 | More by beerme411
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-05-2011 20:32:55 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Popp24

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 19:16:51 | More by Popp24
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Mikelabarge


5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Mississippi

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-04-2011 20:25:59 | More by swooshjtb
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

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keysofebony

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Regular Guinness is one of my go-to beers, but this tops it. It's like double guinness; tastier and gets the job done quicker.

A- I would call this an imperial stout, or maybe just an 'extra' stout. It's pure black with no chance of light passing through. There is a typical tan stout head. Head sticks around but unfortunately I couldn't find this in a can with the nitro-ball.

S- The base of the smell is a strong presence of dark chocolate surrounded by sort of a sweet red wine-like scent. On top of that maybe a hint of mint leaf. (very little)

T- The first wave of taste is that guinness black-coffee taste. Followed by a warming presence, but i am not tasting alchohol. The warming of the alcohol is covered by dark chocolate and a minty, red wine taste. (hard to describe the red wine im getting, you'll just have to try it)

M- It has a sweetened cocoa aftertaste, which is nice especially when pairing it with right foods. I have to say this is the first time i've properly paired a food with beer. I had rare-cooked spare ribs and it felt like the manliest, tastiest meal ever.

O- This has just replaced Guinness Draught in my book. Too bad it is pricey, but well worth it on occasion. If you like Guinness or any imperial stouts/porters, try this. I'll certainly be buying this again since I work at a liquor store. :P cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 04:58:38 | More by keysofebony
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JamesS

Indiana

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a fantastic deep black color with great head and wonderful lacing. It has a huge deep aroma, with great malty sweetness underneath a great roasted grain and coffee aroma. Wonderful taste, a wonderful thick dry stout with coffee tones and a slight hint of chocolate, with a nice light hop after tone on the tongue. It goes down wonderfully smooth with just the slightest roughness from the higher ABV. This is a wonderful stout, perfection.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 21:03:04 | More by JamesS
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer in the world and it isnt even available in North America (guinness, wake up and smell the roasted barley, this would sell huge in N.A.). I got some bottles from a friend that went to St martin to review. The bottle looks cool, the 'Guinness is good for you' logo are classic. It's black, inky and opaque. The head is tan, huge, and rocky and craggy like a mountain range. Left behind on the glass are gobs of rocky trailings (these arent mere lace).

The aroma is powerful. The most dominant smell is of dark chocolate and coffee from the roasted barley. There is also a distinct hoppy bitterness and elements of vanilla, licorice and some kind of fruit.

The taste is intense. Everything about it is big and bold. Think regular Guinness on whatever it was that made Mark Mcguire hit all those home runs. Big malt flavours contend with big hop flavors right off the bat. I can isolate the dark chocolate flavors, espresso coffee flavors, or hop bitterness much easier than I can with other beers, I guess Im trying to say they are so pronounced. It is really beautiful.

The mouthfeel of this brew is at once syrupy creamy and grainy. And Thick!, its like Guinness concentrate. It actually coats your mouth. It hides its 7.5 ABV remarkably well making it deceptively easy to drink. A perfectly balanced brew. The pinnacle of the stout maker's art.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2004 01:30:02 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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mbrady55

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful dark black but when held to light revealed a ruby red character. smell was subdued but nonetheless presented a nice roasty character as well as some chocolate. taste was where this shined, roasty and delicious all around, nice dark chocolate and almost milk like quality. full mouthfeel and was incredibly drinkable, i could put down these without blinking an eye, although they do creep up on you after a few.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 22:39:43 | More by mbrady55
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,812 ratings.