Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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4.06/5
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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:
#2,799
Reviews:
889
Ratings:
2,425
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corywalston
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monoceros
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out black with a light khaki colored head. Roasted malt bitterness, thinner and creamy mouthfeel. A huge step up in flavor and feel from Guinness Draught. Delicious.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a Guinness! Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival - Atl 3/3/2018

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Dark black with a tan head
S-Slight coffee aroma,
T- dark fruit taste, coffee
F-smooth creamy feel,
overall thick & creamy but the dark fruit turned me off

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Photo of Giggy
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of djamesb
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First experience with Guinness stout was the stuff brewed in Nova Scotia.i bought the six pack to make a slow cooker beef and Guinness stew which was remarkable.so I was stuck with 5 beers I didn't really like so I stuck them in the freezer just til a tiny bit of crystallizing. Drank first one like drinking motor oil ,second one same ,third one ?hey this stuffs not bad and it's got some booze in it . Fourth one ,I like stouts, Fifth one very good . then I tried foreign extra from st James gate Ireland, wow what a difference its Guinness on steroids.then to top it off I made a Black and Tan with 1/2 foreign extra and 1/2 Sierra Nevada pale ale. Wow I wish I could find foreign extra year round an exceptional stout from Ireland.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a find in my local Six pack dollar bin! Didn't really know what to expect since the lady experience I had with Guinness was that watered down thin dry stuff that is on tap at some restaurants where folks think they are drinking a great novelty beer. Anyway, wow I was impressed with the depth of roasted and molasses. Definitely coffee strong too!

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3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More flavor than Guinness Draught. A little hop with good malt and coffee and just a hint of vanilla. Still lighter than most porters and stouts but enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and earthy hops up front along with a touch of spice

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and caramel notes and then picks up the earthy hops and dark fruit. Light spice in there as well (anise and cardamom maybe?). Finishes with lingering roast

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A solid stout with good drinkability. Plenty of flavor. Definitely a step above the draught

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Photo of pianoguy
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle

Pours a solid brown body with a tan head. Great retention and lacing .

Malt forward scent is plums and fresh hay. Nice but not overly prominent .

Taste is sweet with plums/cherries. An interesting finish that's herbal and slightly astringent. A nice little hop bitterness. ....I didn't smell any hops but I can sure taste them on the finish.

Feel is a little thinner then medium

Value(does not affect score) As part of a $14.49 twelve pack at Winco this is an exceptional value

Overall; An interesting version of Guinness with the extra hops

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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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