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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,087 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,087
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 148
Gots: 190 | FT: 1
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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: 4.5 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle from Ireland served in a snifter. As almost anyone reading this already knows, this is a near black brew with a towering, creamy, beige-hued head with very good retention and attractive lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel and dark roasted barley nose with hops, mild alcohol esters and a hint of coffee.

Taste: Richer than I remember, this has a load of dark, roasted barley with a bit of dark fruit and toffee, a hint of coffee, and a touch of smokey molasses. Eventually, some earthy/herbal hops join in, making for a good sweet/bitter balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body; medium-light carbonation; nicely soft and creamy

O: It's been at least a few years since I've had this, having had a good number of fine stouts from around the world in the meantime. I was pleasantly surprised: this certainly exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly satisfying and flavorful given the standard/common Guinness.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 2,087 ratings.