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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,813 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 104
Gots: 100 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001)
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Dino1968


4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-03-2012 16:37:35 | More by Dino1968
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Bpvarona


4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-02-2012 12:27:14 | More by Bpvarona
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2012 01:09:56 | More by demgoth
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sweet notes is pretty good. Taste is a nice mix between some solid roasted malt with dry notes and some light sweet undertones. Body has somewhat of a creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This is definitely a step-up from the regular Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 15:50:07 | More by Phyl21ca
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Sokrayt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2012 19:07:00 | More by Sokrayt
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mrfreakybig

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

This is, without question, one of the best beers I’ve ever had. The only part about it that was less than fantastic was the bottle was only 11.2 oz. It pours a deep dark, opaque brown, nearly black. Smells roasty, almost, but not quite like coffee. It’s hoppy, and strong, smooth on the tongue. I can’t say enough. This is truly a special beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 13:59:41 | More by mrfreakybig
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wells9uk

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2012 01:52:09 | More by wells9uk
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 Oz bottle poured into a SA pint glass

A- Pours black with clear red around the edges. A tall brown, tan thick head with good retention.

S- A big bitter roastyness up front. Some hoppyness. A bit of chocolate and toffee. A sweet milkiness like in a milk stout.

T- I get a bit of roastedness up front that leaves behind a roasty/smokey aftertaste. There is a bitterness to this beer that I cant quite put my finger on. There is some fruity qualities that believe it or not, remind me of banana bread. A very roasty beverage.

M- Goes down pretty smooth and creamy. It leaves behind a dry roasted aftertaste.

O- This is pretty good, much better then the watery stuff we get here in the US. I also dont think my bottle was that fresh so I was somewhat optimistic in my rating.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:22:26 | More by TwelveOunces
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-22-2012 17:53:18 | More by ZachRusk
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CN1234

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-22-2012 01:15:08 | More by CN1234
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cuy50

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2012 23:14:55 | More by cuy50
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The_1084


4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-19-2012 01:30:09 | More by The_1084
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dubmax

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2012 01:25:12 | More by dubmax
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Wheelz


3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-18-2012 00:50:22 | More by Wheelz
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-17-2012 01:02:25 | More by PaulMc
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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2012 13:49:56 | More by fatbatcat
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-15-2012 00:24:15 | More by Ljoreilly
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-14-2012 05:00:31 | More by ssjkyle
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2012 02:15:03 | More by thebouch01
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate brown with two fingers of frothy tan head. The head has good retention and there are thick lace rings on the glass as this baby goes down.

There is some roast in the nose, but a touch of sweet wine is present as well. Roasted malt is the basis of the flavor profile and there is a pleasing roasted bitterness on the finish.

The body is a tad thin, but this is by far the best version of Guinness that is available.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 04:38:26 | More by 57md
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been looking for this beer for a very long time and finally found one here in the US. Bought this four pack in Key West of all places.

Pours from the bottle pitch black, much darker than the traditional Guinness stout. Topped with a rather dark, mocha colored creamy head. Lacing abounds and the retention is great as well.

Aroma is quite roasty with dark fruit undertones. Not a whole lot of coffee but there is a touch of light coffee thrown in the mix.

Nice flavor. More of the robust roastiness with some burnt charcoal (as opposed to unburnt) and burnt wood. Overall, a burnt taste that is neither offensive nor overly distasteful. There is a bit of acridness to this one that really tweaks on the taste buds. Starts out smooth and silky and finishes like sucking on aspirin; very long finish.

I havent had many FES but this one was a treat. I think I like this better than the original. A very nice, different beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 19:25:11 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Jason_Quad


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-09-2012 20:55:32 | More by Jason_Quad
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2012 14:03:35 | More by Stinger80OH
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Bryfind

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-06-2012 19:40:06 | More by Bryfind
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JohnG1975


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2012 18:44:20 | More by JohnG1975
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,813 ratings.