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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,895 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 112
Gots: 129 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a opaque jet black with a magnificent FIVE-finger tan head, with an amazing cascading effect. (Not a nitro bottle!) Head is creamy, becoming craggy as it subsides, leaving almost total lacing covering every inch of the glass. Seriously, this is the best looking beer I have ever seen.

S - Roasted grainy malts, hint of chocolate, and some musty hops.

T - Roasted barley malt begins the show, but almost immediately followed by an earthy euro hop bite which carries right through the finish. Esters of bittersweet chocolate, black currant, and pipe tobacco. A hint of lactose sugar comes out as it warms, invoking a "hot chocolate" taste. Flavors are rich and nicely balanced. Sweetness stays in control, but also in check.

M - Thick and chewy, with some of the grainy-ness in the taste and aroma coming out in the feel, but then gets silky as it finishes. Medium-high carbonation. Drying finish. Everything works here.

O - Ok...THIS is what Guinness should be. Their best product by far, and a million times better than the "pub draft" crap that most people associate with the brand. So good it made me want to go to the fridge and get another bottle right away. Could be the best example of "just" a "regular" stout....and it's "just" splendid.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,895 ratings.