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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 109
Gots: 112 | 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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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-14-2012 23:22:00 | More by gshak
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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.

11-14-2012 12:37:20 | More by tectactoe
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-12-2012 14:53:35 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Dragon17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-12-2012 00:54:52 | More by Dragon17
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Annette_Esperanza


1/5  rDev -75.4%

11-10-2012 23:52:46 | More by Annette_Esperanza
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TWBirmingham

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2012 23:35:42 | More by TWBirmingham
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-10-2012 19:16:43 | More by SadMachine
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-10-2012 14:19:04 | More by ScaryEd
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BFick

Nevada

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-10-2012 05:49:33 | More by BFick
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-10-2012 04:25:52 | More by keywestgourmet
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-09-2012 20:26:02 | More by Dank26
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-09-2012 09:14:10 | More by gtermi
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marvmoreno

Philippines

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-08-2012 07:18:14 | More by marvmoreno
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Baldjosh

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-07-2012 06:27:28 | More by Baldjosh
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BanrionMAB


4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-07-2012 00:45:54 | More by BanrionMAB
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Gtotango

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-06-2012 19:02:45 | More by Gtotango
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-04-2012 19:00:49 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Savarese85

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-04-2012 01:24:03 | More by Savarese85
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

Ba Review #233
Served On: 11/02/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: L1286GG003 23:42

This was a 12oz. bottle from a 4-pack I got at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick for $8.99.

Look: Poured a monster 3-fingers of a thick tan head with some serious lacing. The brew was pitch black (no surprise there).

Smell: Aroma was of robust winter fruits and a sweet lactose quality. Some slight hits of roasted barley or peat smoke.

Taste: First was a black coffee bitterness, probably from the hops. Then a hint of roasted dark chocolate in the middle. The finish was more bitterness with the roasted notes retuning along with some sweetness. The 7.5% ABV was completely hidden.

This was a really nice variation on the Guinness brand. The hoppy bitterness was a nice addition the usual Guinness palate that I'm used to.

11-02-2012 16:53:23 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-01-2012 15:59:43 | More by sendbeer
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thingummajiggy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-01-2012 00:04:25 | More by thingummajiggy
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tanish black with a killer 2 inch foamy, creamy head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, plum, rasin, some brown sugar and mollasses. Some chocolate and caramel.

Taste - Sweet fruits mixed with roasted malts start this off. Caramel and added sugars give it a nice balance between the roasty malts. Some hops add a little tropical flavor, and alcohol warmth is present. Clear at the finish i get the classic guinness dry stout slavor.

Mouthfeel - The tounge really gets alot of the sugars, caramel malts and hops. The palate gets more malts, and a little dry malt flavor along with some alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet and dry.

Overall - Really nice beer. Far superior to regular guinness. Has alot of flavor, balance and easy to enjoy. This is awhole different beer then guinness draught but still has the flavor and feel. Nice, glad it came to the states, worth a try.

10-31-2012 00:03:47 | More by wvsabbath
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Falcon2008

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-26-2012 01:16:19 | More by Falcon2008
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-25-2012 02:08:38 | More by BlackBeerDown
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-24-2012 18:08:52 | More by ThinkAgain
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.