Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,662
Reviews:
900
Ratings:
2,468
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
386
Trade:
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Photo of CisPiece88
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grapeshops
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidsonte2
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottled 7/25/18

Look- pours dark brown and appears almost black in the glass; nice creamy tan head that recedes to about 1/2 finger and sticks around; tons of spotty lacing

Smell- lightly burnt roasted coffee, a slightly smokey/woody and earthy smell; some some black licorice

Taste- Predominantly burnt roasted coffee along with fairly intense bitterness. There's also slightly sweet chocolate and a light smokey taste that balance the bitterness out

feel- medium-full bodied, lush and creamy; semi-dry finish with strong and lingering bitterness

Overall- really nice stout with complex nose and flavor, and quite a bit of bitterness

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Almost pitch black in color with some cola brown highlights. Topped by a creamy tan head with excellent retention and tons of lacing.
Smells like molasses, star anise, brown sugar, burn sugar, toffee, butterscotch, and dark chocolate.
Tastes like burnt toast, toffee, molasses, black licorice, black coffee, butterscotch, and bitter chocolate. Incredibly roasted, burnt, and bitter, highlighted by sweet buttery notes.
The mouthfeel is medium, creamy, well carbonated, smooth, well rounded, and dry.
This is one incredible old-school stout. This is Guinness on steroids. So delicious!

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Photo of jeneric84
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic classic export stout. Sweetness upfront and balanced with a tad of dryness left on the tongue. Delicate alcohol esters on the nose with bready caramalized dark fruits and a hint of chocolate. Think gooey cocoa bread with dates. Nothing agressive about this one which makes it one of the stronger stouts that is indeed sessionable. Too many American craft brews today that go over board on the aggressive flavors and roasted coffee notes. I don’t want to cellar it for 3 years before I drink it. Anywho this is one stout worthy of a steady rotation.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tp1962
4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M62

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This classic pours a rich
blackish brown with a fantastic head of tan foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin pool, and displays some rather nice drapery
like lacing. Nose of deep roasted malts, chocolate malts, and
earthy notes with a hint of hops. Flavors remind me of why I
used to love this stuff----rich dark chocolate, deep roast balanced
by dark caramel and mild coffee with an aggressive herbal hop
balance on the rear with notes of char. Nice mouth feel; medium
full body, smooth, rich, low carbonation, and a bitter malt and herbal
hop finish that is moderately dry.

Overall, one of the best from Guinness!

Cheers!

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Photo of IronLover
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with deep brownish hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a tall, dense, rocky, beige foam with excellent retention. Medium aromas of sweet malt and lightly roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy smooth feel through the middle with pleasant warmth near the finish. Sweet malt and chocolate flavors followed by lightly roasted malt. Medium, earthy hop bitterness in the middle that maintains to the end. Sweet and chocolatey malt character transitions to roasted and bitter flavors on the back end along with a touch of boozy warmth. Finished with a sweet dark maltiness, boozy warmth and a delayed dryness followee by lingering booziness and charred roasted malt notes. A nice display of dark malt character with a pleasant feel and dry finish. Very tasty.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, dark brown so dense it appears black. The pour produces 1.5 fingers of somewhat lasting, frothy, mocha head that leaves only a hint of surface cap & lace. Aroma is earthy dark malt, pumpernickel crust, fudge brownies, dark semisweet chocolate & molasses notes with hints of dried figs, coffee, thin floral hop tones & a little smoke. Taste is fronted by dry, dusty cocoa, dark semisweet chocolate, roasted/burnt malt, molasses & smoke followed by mid-sip fudge brownie, licorice, coffee, figs & toffee. Finishes sweet & smooth with burnt bread, watery Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, smoke & licorice hints in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with medium carbonation, prickly up front with a smoothness developing at mid-sip & intensifying into the aftertaste, creamy & a little chewy, dry throughout.

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weston64
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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