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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,940 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,940
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 117
Gots: 132 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Whoa. This is really, really good. Better than the usual extra stout. It's rich and earthy and chocolatey. It smells so fantastic. I'm gonna need more of these.

Saisons-of-the-Abyss, Sep 17, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%

330ml bottle purchased in Japan; 5% ABV.

The aroma is very bold and expressive with lots of brown sugar, molasses, prune, raisin, caramel, dark chocolate. The body is virtually black; the light tan head is dense and fluffy. The flavor is not quite as elaborate as the nose—bread crusts, brown sugar sweetness, moderate bitterness, coffee, and a nice peanut shell finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a fairly full body; a little dry in the finish.

I enjoy a Guinness Draft well enough, but given a choice I'd take this Extra Stout any day. The aroma is bold and complex; and the flavor, while not quite as expressive, is still satisfyingly rich with roasted malt in the lead, sweetness in support, and a punctuating bitterness that stops shy of astringent.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.