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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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1,941 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,941
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 117
Gots: 132 | 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 Kromes
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 07/06/12. So this one has a bit of aging on it.

Poured into a goblet. Pitch black in color with a thick, solid brown colored head that leaves lacing down the sides of the glass.

Sweet black cherry, tobacco, roasted malt, stale coffee.

Initial flavors are of roasted malt, plum and black cherry. Then the tobaccoo, coffee, and chocolate flavors kick in. The finish has a lingering bitter roasted malt and slight cherry flavor.

Very smooth, silky mouthfeel.

More drinkable than I had expected. The roasted flavor isn't overpowering and the alcohol is not very apparent.

Kromes, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of AnotherImperial
4/5  rDev -1.5%

AnotherImperial, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Would have never given it a shot without this site.

A: Pours a dark black, khaki one finger head. Subdues to the edge of the glass quickly.

S: Chocolate, slight coffee, sweet dark malt. Fairly sweet aroma.

T: Smooth creamy chocolate, bitter sweet finish.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium to slightly less body. Carbonation action on the tongue.

O: Pretty damn good, and shocked this comes from Guinness. Highly drinkable and by far the best product I've had from them.

CommanderOfAwesome, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of jesus808
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jesus808, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev -1.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of ChicagoNick
3/5  rDev -26.1%

ChicagoNick, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

powdersoldier, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of ranger7
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ranger7, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev -1.5%

DWolf, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Moby
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Moby, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of BrewLip6
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BrewLip6, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -1.5%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Beerdudenumberone
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Beerdudenumberone, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -20%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

MaltAndHopsFC, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of 99blkta
4.75/5  rDev +17%

99blkta, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Juice-O
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Juice-O, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of gtk1989
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

gtk1989, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mkennedy119, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JMBSH, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of blackcompg
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12pak sampler:

Appearance - Poured 3 fingers of mocha brown foam, body is a rich opaque sienna to black, fantastic cinnamon brown lacing coats the glass, gorgeous!

Smell - Roasted malts, black licorice, mild black strap molasses, slight herbal hops.

Taste - Much like the nose, robust rich roasted malts, bittersweet black licorice, sticky herbal hops, molasses, finishes dry roasted herbs, grapefruit pith and slight coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, very smooth and nearly creamy then medium carb cleans the palate just enough to usher in the bitter and drying roast and herbal hops.

Overall - By far the finest 'version' of Guinness stout. Smooth, full flavor, great appearance, the finest that Guinness has to offer, highly recommend.

blackcompg, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, dark yellow brown almost black with a dark tan foamy head that dissipates slowly leaving good lacing, clear

S: chocolate, coffee, slight hops, dark roasted malts, slight burnt charcoal smell

T: very hoppy up front with a strong bitter presence, flavors of bitter dark roast coffee and chocolate, finish sweetens with big roasted malt

M: quite heavy and oily, alcohol is subtle but there, low carbonation

O: an excellent export stout if you love the dry burnt quality of Guinness

M_C_Hampton, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of dmk91
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been looking for this for a while, it finally showed up. Anyways poured from a 33cl bottle into a Guinness mug, coded bottle date. Pours a pitch black beautiful color with a massive three fourths the mug mocha colored head which is slowly receding to the body below, after a while this leaves a two finger thick head with a lacing. The smells are of dark roasted malts, the guinness burnt smells, a little hops. The feel is somewhere between medium to thick and creamy very nice. The taste is outstanding, plenty of dark roasted malts combined with a noticeable hop bite and a little alcohol burn, this is pretty great, better than the original.

DavidST, Dec 31, 2012
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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