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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,941 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 117
Gots: 132 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh my god.
I've waited 8 years for this beer, and it didn't disappoint.
This thing pours pitch black with a tan head that fades into a long lasting thin tan head. The nose is a big snort of creamy roasty sweet fruitiness. Surprisingly more fruity than anything. Has that classic Guinness funk, but at a little bit higher levels.
The flavor is nice and sweet with the same fruit but also with a load of dark chocolate and dried cherry, finishing roasty and surprisingly dry. The body is thick and luscious without any heavy cloying quality. The finish is slightly acidic and calls you back for more.
Amazing, just absolutely amazing.

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poured a jet black untranslucent liquid, 2 fingers dense white foam, medium persistance, nice lacing, nose of chocolate and coffee, bit sweet, not too overwhelming, palate same as nose, called my attention the dark chocolate flavor and the dry and mildly bitter finish to round it up, full body nice carbonation, nice stout, strong and dry, toasted flavors blend in nicely.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 07/06/12. So this one has a bit of aging on it.

Poured into a goblet. Pitch black in color with a thick, solid brown colored head that leaves lacing down the sides of the glass.

Sweet black cherry, tobacco, roasted malt, stale coffee.

Initial flavors are of roasted malt, plum and black cherry. Then the tobaccoo, coffee, and chocolate flavors kick in. The finish has a lingering bitter roasted malt and slight cherry flavor.

Very smooth, silky mouthfeel.

More drinkable than I had expected. The roasted flavor isn't overpowering and the alcohol is not very apparent.

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A: Pours a dark black, khaki one finger head. Subdues to the edge of the glass quickly.

S: Chocolate, slight coffee, sweet dark malt. Fairly sweet aroma.

T: Smooth creamy chocolate, bitter sweet finish.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium to slightly less body. Carbonation action on the tongue.

O: Pretty damn good, and shocked this comes from Guinness. Highly drinkable and by far the best product I've had from them.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,941 ratings.