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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,807 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 103
Gots: 99 | 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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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-21-2012 17:51:17 | More by slowdaddy
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2011 20:15:02 | More by kiki3drt292
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-19-2013 05:05:36 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Small 330ml bottle pours with a thick brownish head, a decent proportion of which hangs around for a while. The nose is roasted malt with a hint of molasses, thankfully without coffee.

This is well carbonated and briefly rather too sweet (unfortunately reminding me of artificial sweeteners) before a much needed bitterness takes over lifting the brew to a higher plane.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 21:54:16 | More by charlatan
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delta490

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out as dark and black as a beer can get. A big pillowy tan head (2+ fingers) lasts througout the beer and leaves volumes of sticky lacing. The aroma is very deep roasted malt, nothing really complex but enjoyable in its simplicity. The taste has a little more depth, with some hints of coffee and some pleasant alcohol esters. It's a little thinner in the style of an Irish Dry Stout but has a pleasant feeling on the palate. A great full-flavored stout that packs a punch.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:14:05 | More by delta490
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2013 04:27:41 | More by paulys55
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-18-2011 01:12:33 | More by LSUPT
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jesus808

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-09-2013 07:57:29 | More by jesus808
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bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 16:27:42 | More by bmoney
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-18-2011 02:38:34 | More by crob3888
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-07-2013 16:12:56 | More by ChicagoNick
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2013 04:13:43 | More by BeerZack
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2013 19:11:27 | More by DWolf
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Asics

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-15-2013 05:59:25 | More by Asics
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J_Dub

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-22-2013 22:39:27 | More by J_Dub
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a completely black color with a thin tan head. Head dissipates fairly quick.
Smell is nice. Not a ton of smell to it, but what I get is a lot of dark roasted malts.
Taste is awesome. I am not sure I would normally like this taste, but I do right now. It is a lot of dark roasted malt taste, but it is taken over by a good alcohol taste. If you like hard alcohol, this is a really good beer.
Medium thickness, but a really nice velvety smoothness to the tongue.
Drinkability is okay. A good beer with a lot of taste, but I personally could not drink more than 3 or 4 of these at a time. It is a really cool beer, the best selling Guinness in the world, so it would be hard to call yourself a beer aficionado without ever having one of these...

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 01:04:25 | More by BDIMike
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malty

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Before: L0244GF001 05:15 Must mean it's fresh? :-)

Poured into my most special stemmed vintage tulip glass ala Whitbread Extra Stout a death black with no edges. Enormous fluffy khaki head stands a settled 2". Looks ominous like the Grand Teton mountains. Fluffy, protruding, unbroken 1/4" wide rings of lace all the way down.

Smells of freshly melted baker's chocolate over straight out of the oven walnut brownies. Lots of leather and a tinge of moist tobacco leaf. Mashed-up Whopper malted milk chocolate candies with a splash of butter milk drizzled over the top. Very rich and lots of depth.

The leather I detected in the nose is masterfully translated into the taste department. The 3-D chocolate smell experience translates into more of a basic, yet solid chocolate note. The bitterness is what really takes center stage. The back labels reads, 'Brewed with extra hops...' So I guess this is the wonderful outcome - good stuff. The buttermilk element makes a cameo appearance in the taste profile as well.

Mouthfeel is a hint past medium bodied with fine, but a low level of carbonation - very English indeed. The bitter/chalky finish lingers nicely with the leathery dark (somewhat burnt) chocolate flavors.

Drinkability is superb. For a 7.5% stout, it drink just fine with no alcohol taste or burn - just a tiny bit of warmth in my chest.

Overall a fantastic stout that I'm glad I tried. With the fantastic selection of local & regional 'big' stouts out there, I doubt I'll be rushing out to buy a 4-pack of this soon, but you never know. The looks on this baby are absolutely picturesque. The acrid/smokey/bitter characteristics are stellar!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:40:19 | More by malty
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-01-2012 22:50:19 | More by agreenman19
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark, dark brown with a 2" beige, dense head that hangs around a while and leaves a thick lace.

Brown sugar, molasses, burnt toast - twangy sour funk....lots to like.

Rich...grainy, earthy malt. Cocoa or un sweet chocolate? Coffee with cream. Boozy. Slight twang in the end. Delicious.

Thick and velvety. Long, lingering finish.

Outstanding...feel like I should have been drinking this for years. Time to play catch up....

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 23:24:48 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a tulip, viscous, thick pour, one finger fades slowly leaving lots of lace, very dark coloring.

s- strong, lots of roasted malts, cocoa, sweet and dark, interesting.

t- dry, bitter coffee, heavy dark chocolate cocoa, burnt biscuit, bone dry, lingering bitterness, interesting - never had a beer quite like this.

m- full for sure.

d- drinkable, very flavorful, not an everyday beer for me, but it's a nice change up from all of the ipas that i drink all the time.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 19:21:16 | More by thecarster1
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-21-2013 15:17:01 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-18-2014 20:34:15 | More by Iamjeff6
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Wayne17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

06-29-2014 00:05:36 | More by Wayne17
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yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2014 23:51:07 | More by yeaprolly
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2014 13:43:05 | More by AMCimpi
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
91 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.