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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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1,896 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,896
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 112
Gots: 129 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Klif, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

GarretD, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ridgeline23, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mmilyko, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

JellyJacket, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ruckus232, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

gunther1205, Dec 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Brobiehansen, Dec 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

theotherone7, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

RoryOMoore, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cliff1066, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bzach, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

blinker97, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dusting871, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Garrett092112, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of punky796
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours heavily and VERY dark, can't see through it at all. Leaves a MASSIVE three-finger head that takes a long time to go away, leaving almost opaque lacing. Hardcore look.

S - Similar to regular Guinness, sort of a burnt coffee smell with some chocolate, touch of molasses/syrup.

T - The way regular bottled Guinness ought to be, with a little extra kick. Coffee, chocolate, molasses. Very roasty.

M - Quite heavy body, but ends sweet even after the trademark Guinness roasted bitterness. Like whole milk, if it were beer. I mean that in a good way.

O - Whoa. This is probably what all stouts should aspire to be.

punky796, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of JoshuaB
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It looks like the ultimate beer the moment you pour it, but be prepared with a much larger glass than you think you'll need: The foam is enormous, rises instantly, and takes minutes to settle. An English pint glass for a bottle will almost do. Once it does begin to subside, the foam is still so substantial that it has the appearance of a root beer float. It's as black as can be; only by shining a bright flashlight right through it does a deep blood red color come through.

I don't get a lot of smell from it, maybe a bit of sweetness. Flavor is very rich, almost has a firewood-like roastiness to it, with an excellent sweet and tart balance and a bite of extra alcohol. At first the bitterness seems to fill the mouth, but the taste doesn't linger more than a few seconds.

Compared to regular Guinness Stout, it's a bit sweeter and a bit less mouth filling.

I'm amazed by this beer, loving it and can't wait to crack another.

JoshuaB, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BGdad, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of scratch69
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with two fingers worth of lingering tan head. Each drink leaves a nice ring of sticky lace.

Smell- Bitter dark roasted malt aroma with raisin, molasses, and chocolate.

Taste- Roasted malt and bitter hop flavor with notes of sweet molasses, raisin, and hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and slightly creamy. Nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is the best Guinness that I have had out of a bottle. Not as good as a Guinness draught on nitro-tap but pretty close.

scratch69, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MrTana, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

irishstoutlvr, Nov 27, 2012
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,896 ratings.