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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,861 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 109
Gots: 113 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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tectactoe

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

Pours a deep and thick, black, used motor-oil kind of color with spots of dark ruby shining through the edges of the glass. Head is a creamy shade of tan, lasts for a while, though not as long as the head on the draught nitro cans (of course). The aroma hits with toasted malts and barley, light toffee-like sweetness, and is slightly reminiscent of red wine, via the alcohol. The initial taste has a nice carbonation bite with an onslaught of roasted malts and dark fruits, like prunes and raisins. Bitterness is present with a light but noticeable bite from the hops. The caramel/toffee notes come through at the end, and even more so when the beer starts to warm up. Not much "cocoa" flavor here, mostly just dark fruit sweetness, roasted malt, toffee, and slight floral bitterness. Alcohol shines through in the flavor much like in the aroma - nearly in the form of "wine". Medium body with a dry finish.

Say what you want about them, but Guinness really does make a nice product - both tasty and accessible. This is probably the best brew in their line-up, and at 7.5% ABV, it's definitely their strongest. Be careful, or this one will sneak up on you.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.