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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,086 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,086
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 148
Gots: 190 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Ireland

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

Poured a large crowning head of creamy tan brown head. Colour is black and thick. Retention is pretty good and has nice really sticky lacing on the glass. 4

S – has a sweet malt and spice character. Dry roasty malt with layers of underlying herbal and sweet malty notes, rum cake, espresso bitterness, a further interesting array of rich aromatics balanced together. 4

T – has a mulled spice character, sort of spiced cranberry sauce. Bitter caramel, very dry and rich, bitter coffee a sort of liquory sweetness and demura sugar, restrained creaminess. A bit syrupy, dry clove and smoky pepper spice. Finishes dry and roasty with a lingering dark malt character, restrained nutty (hazelnut) character. 4.25

M – Big maltiness with a underlying herbal spiciness, little carbonation. Drying tannic alcohol on the finish off of a big but generally drinkable big stout. A restrained creaminess and some subtle smokiness coming through to dry it out, nice crispness. 4.25

An interesting export stout, surprising level of herbal spicy bitterness. A lot of rich alcohol soaked coffee and herbal spice character, all balanced quite well. Interesting complexity and good feel, yet I would hesitate to drink this on a regular basis, a bit herbal-booze forward though balanced with a nice dry fruity finish. A very good beer, but not my favourite style of stout.

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

A - Inky black brew with a two finger brown head.

S - Coffee, prunes, raisins, rum, and fruit cake. Smells nothing like the standard nitro stuff in cans or on tap at every bar in town. Complex and rich.

T - Rum soaked fruitcake. Espresso with a touch of milk and sugar. Brown sugar and a hint of soy sauce.

M - Full bodied and rich. Slightly sweet up front, a little boozy in the middle... finishing off-dry with a lingering taste of spiced rum and coffee. Almost a little too sugary though.

This is an outstanding brew that is almost nothing like the Guinness nitro stuff that can be found at every bar and grocery store in town. This is a big chewy brew to be sipped, not swilled. A nice companion to the eminently sessionable "regular" Guinness.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.