Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa) | Guinness Nigeria PLC

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa)Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Africa)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Nigeria PLC
Nigeria
nigeriabusinessinfo.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Naerhu on 04-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
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12
Gots:
5
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Photo of sephyrott
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tan head. Black color.

This version is much bitter than normal Guinness. The 7.5% makes it a litter tougher to drink easily. Roasted. Chocolaty. Malty with some sweetness.

Due to the bitterness and the higher abv, I didn't really enjoy this one.

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Photo of LongHaulCrawler
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hiubeer_griffin
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Super Strong feel to coal very good !! i want to go to Irish !!!

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Photo of dingusrev
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black colour with dark beige head and good lacing. Head goes down but foam stays on top. This smells of milky coffee with and tobacco aroma making a surprise appearance. The taste on this stout is very surprising and complex. I detect dark bitter chocolate, tobacco, roasted malts, red berries, vinous notes and milky sweetness. Really interesting and changes with each sip.

What a great beer! Very different to the regular (brewed in Ireland) FES. Much more unusual than the regular with more tartness perhaps due to being made with sorghum. A really unique and tasty beer that should be tried by any stout fan. It could be a bit "love it or hate it" as it has some weird tastes. I'm in the "love it" camp.

I would rate this 94 out 100.

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Photo of vvlebedev
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

325ml bottle poured into wine glass 31/3/14 from notes

A dark cola liquid with a well sustained finger of mocha foam that leaves two pencil thin rings of lace

S molasses, licorice, chocolate milk, cold coffee, lots of sweet toffee and some raisins, smells pretty good much to my surprise

T sweet chocolate and char, just a faint hint of booze and the coffee's burnt in the mouth

M a little thin for the color but the bubbles cream it up quickly, gritty after the fact with char lingering for ages

O much better then I expected, intense dark roast and it sinks like a ship, well rounded stuff

I didn't expect much from Nigerian Guinness but much to my surprise it's a solid brew, not a bad way to get a country tic.

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Photo of endless1408
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with a large dark tan head.
Aroma of cola syrup, very sweet smelling. Some dark chocolate liqueur and softer roasted malt. Pretty wierd.
The sweetness carries through as a flavour, presumably that's the sorghum. Some bitter roast a bit later but the sweetness is overpowering. A fair bit of booze in the finish.
Could use more carbonation.

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Photo of MatthewD4
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of tzunoi
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dasunder
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of flyingpig
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

325ml bottle, The Cave, Glasgow (£2.50):
Deep ruby colour that borders on black and is topped with a centimetre tall, creamy head that is a light brown colour and eventually turns into a foamy lacing on top.

Darker, milky chocolate and some coffee with a huge amount of sweetness and some roasted malts, none of which seemed as strong as they were with the Irish version of this beer other than the sweet sugars. There is some darker fruits too.

Milky chocolate to begin along with some darker, roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Again the sweetness of the beer outshines most of the rest and there is some plums, raisins and various other darker fruits.

Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel that has a lot of sweetness and some grain coming through. There is a touch of alcohol grain in the middle and some bitterness to go with the mainly sweet feel.

Seemed completely different the Irish version although that may be because I've only tried the Irish version once. Very sweet, surprisingly so and lighter than expected with regards to the roasted malt and coffee flavours. Hidden alcohol content in this one.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 325ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up as a 4-pack from a Tesco in Sheffield a while back. I've been looking forward to trying the Nigerian version of FES and comparing it to the Irish original. This is imported from Nigeria - the bottle looks like it's been reused for decades.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep reddish-brown hue that appears black unless held to the light. Yields a large head of creamy light-brown foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. A rich aroma of sweet, fruity malt with notes of prunes, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel/molasses, mild roasted malt, faint chocolate and stewed hops. A faint vinous hint lingers in the background, almost like a dash of Flanders red. Complex and delicious.

Tastes of sweet dark malt with a fruity character and a dry finish. Notes of prunes, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, roasted malt, faint burnt grain, a hint of ash, stewed hops and mild smokiness. There is a subtle sourness in the background, accompanied by a slight harshness. A dry, malty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, with tingly carbonation and a creamy body. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter roasted grain and sweet, fruity malt.

Impressive, though I don't like it as much as the Irish FES. I guess I prefer the drier, roastier character of the regular version. Nonetheless, this is a top notch brew and probably among the best if you find yourself anywhere in Africa. The aroma is lovely - rich and fruity with a superb complexity. The flavour is good but not as well rounded as the aroma; some faint off-notes lurk in the background. The slight sour hint is interesting but not unwelcome. A highly drinkable beer that packs a punch - worthy of sampling if strong stouts are your thing. Grab one if you see it.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A: A huge, frothy milk-chocolate head that slowly settles over a deep black body.

S: Very fruity - sweet, fermented red grapes.

T: ?!! Taste is completely unexpected. Incredibly intense jumble of flavours - toasted barley, molasses, sour grapes, coffee, iron - an underlying peaty, smokiness. Reminiscent of the Irish Foreign Extra but with added grapes and 10 times more flavour.

M: Clingy and sticky - not that appealing.

It's an immensely flavourful stout, but definitely an acquired taste - the tartness is interesting but somehow out of place, as though someone has added a shot of flanders red ale to a guinness. I think I could warm to this simply because of the sheer abundance of flavours and glorious peaty aftertaste, but for someone who doesn't like sours, the fermented grape taste is definitely offputting.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.63 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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