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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,851 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 109
Gots: 111 | 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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JustDrink


5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-11-2012 00:11:54 | More by JustDrink
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-09-2012 20:25:05 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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cleonile2000

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-07-2012 03:02:35 | More by cleonile2000
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Bought a bottle from Total Wine in DE. Poured into a classic Guiness glass. Looks black with very nice carbonation and mountainous head that sticks around forever. Foam clings to side of glass. Smells bittersweet as in the label description with roasty notes and hints of candied fig. Some caramel & molasses notes. Tastes very dry with bittersweet notes and candied figs, dark fruit, and some molasses. Alcohol seems well hidden. I love the texture - seems light because of the dryness but feels about medium to full. Overall, a nice variation of the standard Guiness product. Glad to have seen this one arrive in the US. Just pissed I didn't try this one sooner

10-06-2012 00:55:34 | More by jwhancher
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-05-2012 22:21:42 | More by doctorb
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-05-2012 17:13:15 | More by vbiliyar
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rangr514

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2012 23:38:39 | More by rangr514
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Bpierso1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-02-2012 03:52:20 | More by Bpierso1
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-01-2012 22:13:55 | More by Keith_R
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JSTpt1022

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-01-2012 02:20:14 | More by JSTpt1022
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PeetPP

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-29-2012 08:04:46 | More by PeetPP
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BuzzLikebeer

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Dark brown/black with 2 fingers rocky tan head. Head lasts for several minutes. Some
lacing.

S - Roasted barley, molasses, slight hops, slight alcohol

T - Roasted barley, molasses, acidity balanced by sweetness, slight hops, slight alcohol
(expected at 7.5% ABV)

M - Chewy, full bodied, but not overly filling. No bloated feeling after drinking 3.

O - This is the epitome of a stout. This is what I'd give to somebody who'd never had a stout
but wanted to try one. Perfect example of the style, which isn't suprising considering
it's one of the first. Much better than I expected, never having drank a Guinness other
than a draught, which I quite enjoy. Shoots to the top of my stout list.

09-28-2012 00:06:07 | More by BuzzLikebeer
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ncm45

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-26-2012 18:24:37 | More by ncm45
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-25-2012 01:48:06 | More by bostonryan
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%

A - I gave this beer a gentle poor and it produced a nice rocky fluffy three finger head. This beer produces great lacing and is pitch black like motor oil. The head is a nice brownish khaki color. Great looking beer.

S - This beer is nice and light on the nose with a nice dark roast creamy smell to it. I get a faint amount of figs and dark fruit. I get a nice chocolate smell on this one as well that seems to be smooth and pleasant throughout.

T - First thing I notice on this one is the dark roast which last a split second. Then I get some of the dark fruit and fig taste along with some nice woody after taste. It lets you know that it is a Guinness beer on the finish that is for sure. I also get some black licorice and anise on it. It seems to change every time I drink it. Hmm. Nice and complex and I cannot detect alcohol on this one at all.

M - Nice full bodied, smooth and lightly carbonated. A bit creamy as well.

O - Very nice beer for anyone who enjoys the regular Guinness but wants to try something on a whole new level. This beer is a great Stout that everyone should give a try at least once. A proper beer for a beer enthusiast. Cheers!

09-23-2012 03:59:53 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-22-2012 22:57:19 | More by MickeyMonk
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

09-22-2012 21:43:34 | More by ChristopherA
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Greywulfken

New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%

A: you knew this was gonna be pitch black beer with a huge head of dark foam; drapes of lace persist

S: all I really pick up are roasted malt aromas; there's some subtle bitter cocoa, espresso

T: dry and tangy bitter roasted malt beer; deep earthy tones; distant alcohol flavors. There is a back-taste of molasses/dark sugar, but it is just a flash across the palate. In some regards, this beer is like a super-dense creamy black ale. I tend to want a bit more sweetness than this provides, but part of this taste is just part of the style.

M: dense but sharply bitter on the tongue, roasted bitter dark chalk aftertaste

O: Guinness was what I drank whenI was unfamiliar with craft beer, but wanted to seem more sophisticated than everyone else who was drinking Bud; turns out regular Guinness is not that great a beer. Fortunately, there is the Foreign Export/Stout version(s), and it is a face-saver for the most well-known brewery in Dublin. While there are plenty of better stouts, the Guinness Foreign Extra is a good Irish dry stout. If you like craft beer and you've had the (regular) version of the beer, then you must seek this out and have one. It's an important representative in the House of Stouts, and a good beer to be familiar with.

09-22-2012 16:02:20 | More by Greywulfken
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-21-2012 01:11:18 | More by humanenigma
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-20-2012 02:39:53 | More by Kremlock
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-15-2012 05:26:18 | More by jacobdensford
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,851 ratings.