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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,844 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,844
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 109
Gots: 109 | 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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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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ChristopherA


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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humanenigma

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-21-2012 01:11:18 | More by humanenigma
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-17-2012 20:03:36 | More by NilocRellim
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jacobdensford

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-15-2012 05:26:18 | More by jacobdensford
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-14-2012 02:31:49 | More by grumpygerman
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2012 01:59:03 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-12-2012 03:12:33 | More by gigoat
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stewart124

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

2011 bottle

Pours deep black with reddish hues. Tan head and lacing.

Currents and roasted malts in the nose. Some toffee hints.

Smooth with some warming from the 7.5% alcohol. Noticeable bitterness that blends well with a healthy dose of roasted malts and what seems a dark caramel note. Some prune and currents come through. Chewy malt character and a bigger than average malt bill becomes noticeable.

Very dry finish. The finishes with some acrid notes and a spicy noble bitterness that lingers along with that dark caramel note. This example seems to set the bar for foreign extra stout.

09-12-2012 00:54:12 | More by stewart124
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-10-2012 23:45:43 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-08-2012 12:35:25 | More by vicsju1991
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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

California

4.83/5  rDev +18.7%

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!

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

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

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!
Cheers!

09-05-2012 04:49:18 | More by pschul4
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.