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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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1,812 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,812
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 103
Gots: 102 | 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 Freshlikeugh


5/5  rDev +22.9%

09-08-2012 00:18:58 | More by Freshlikeugh
Photo of pkalix


4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deep, dark and menacing at 7.5%.
pours the obligatory dark guinness color with little head, slight spidery lacing and a thin, tan film over the brew.
smells . . . . like guinness, with something to prove....
tastes . . . . like guinness, but with something else in there. alcohol, maybe? (i once had a 'discussion' with someone over the abv of guinness. he was very surprised to learn the 'regular' guinness was a 4.2%). but even at that low level of abv it has mysterious healing properties. walk in to the pub with an ear ache, head ache, or some other pain, and it mysteriously disappears...
mouthfeel... wonderful. after the beautiful aroma that only guinness can provide, the mouth is awash in deep, dark flavors and excited with the extra stimuli. thick, deep, rich. cant session past a couple of these higher-ended abv's, but that's where something lager-like comes in to focus. i know the guinness lager isnt a great brew, but i really like the style. great follow up to this bounty.
overall, i love this stuff. i keep a couple in the frig for whenever i get tired of the same ole, same ole. not for every night. not for anytime. but every once in a while, these are the prescription for what ails ya. maybe try a back of some good whiskey for a great evening home alone . . . . sorry, i'm a loner.... cant give it all 5's - is there anything in the world which really is? (except for freely given, passionate oral gratitude) but this is one of my tops. salud!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:17:44 | More by pkalix
Photo of pschul4


4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Recommened by Shagtastic, looking forward to it buddy!

A- Head explosion! 2 inches of pitch black beer the rest of my glass full of dark brown head that isn't leaving too quickly

S- I've been smelling this for 3 straght minutes and can't decide what it smells like, other than good. I'm guessing barley? However there are also some chocolate malts and a touch of hops in there

T- Tons of flavor! Chocolate, coffee, hops, asorted dark malts and some barley. Complex and beautiful

M- Little thin but not so much so that it takes away from the overall experience

O- This is awesome and I'm glad Dave talked me into cracking it open tonight!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:49:18 | More by pschul4
Photo of popery


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-04-2012 03:53:38 | More by popery
Photo of Marty91


4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-04-2012 01:47:14 | More by Marty91
Photo of MGBT

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-04-2012 01:15:04 | More by MGBT
Photo of forsakenpariah


4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Inky black with that classic rocky tan Guinness head. Retention is excellent and lacing is abundant. Beautiful.

S: Coffee, roast, chocolate, and warm alcohol. There seems to be some acidic sour undertone here that is very nice. Hops aren't too abundant in the aroma.

T: Lots of bitter coffee and dark chocolate up front. I'm getting some hops (mostly bitterness) in the taste. That lovely acidic twang is apparent in here as well. Warming alcohol comes through as it warms.

M: Silky smooth and moderately carbed. Wonderful.

This is one of the best stouts I've ever had. It blows Guinness Extra Stout out of the water. This is going to become a regular in my fridge for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 09:09:22 | More by forsakenpariah
Photo of RedDeath987


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2012 10:32:21 | More by RedDeath987
Photo of sn4r3m1k3

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2012 21:11:55 | More by sn4r3m1k3
Photo of batt6343


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-30-2012 01:38:41 | More by batt6343
Photo of scott2269


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-30-2012 00:19:30 | More by scott2269
Photo of Blind


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-28-2012 22:58:06 | More by Blind
Photo of BeerKangaroo


4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first foreign/export stout, so here goes:

Into a nonic:

A: dark black body with a two and a half finger tan foamy head. The head must have lasted at least a good three minutes. What a show I had just watching the intricate bubbles pop out from the sides of the glass into the head while a light foamy lacing appeared as the head dissipated.

S: great combination between the chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and barley.

T: all of the previously mentioned smells in the flavoring combined very nicely.

M: medium with a slight watery feel. It still felt pretty good on the tongue.

O: I'm pretty much blown away because I didn't think this was going to be this good. This is quite impressive, however, I still feel as each new style presents itself to me that I need to have others just so I can compare.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:13:14 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of NuclearDolphin


4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark Opaque Black with a very dark brown head. I'm also seeing a good amount of lacing along the sides.

Smell - Chocolate/Cocoa, Coffee, Roasted Malts, & Barley. It's been a couple of years since I had an actual Guinness, but this smells alot maltier than before

Taste - Yeasts, Chocolate, Mocha, Malts, Barley and some faint hops. Each flavor is surprisingly rich and complimentary to each other. I'm not sure if it's the fact I'm drinking from a glass this time around but this is pretty tasty!

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and light in carbonation, totally not what I was expecting considering the beer style. It does, however, make this very easy to drink.

Overall - I enjoyed this quite a bit! I was surprised that such a world renowned beer brand could deliver such a tasty and well balanced beer. Definitely wouldn't mind having this again

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 02:42:19 | More by NuclearDolphin
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2012 22:36:17 | More by Hopstronaut
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-24-2012 19:14:44 | More by bconsidine
Photo of dreis


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-22-2012 15:07:07 | More by dreis
Photo of slowdaddy


4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-21-2012 17:51:17 | More by slowdaddy
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-19-2012 15:03:29 | More by crash8per
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2012 04:52:36 | More by Packman4IL
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-18-2012 04:41:15 | More by Auraan
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-15-2012 20:00:19 | More by Reinbeck11
Photo of jHez

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-15-2012 06:45:29 | More by jHez
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-15-2012 04:11:26 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of dspencer714

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-13-2012 21:27:48 | More by dspencer714
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
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