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:
#5,385
Reviews:
894
Ratings:
2,454
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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Photo of Mustela_Man
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of jbclib7285
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

Photo of bmaslakov
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An alternative take on Guinness classic. The beer pours pitch black with an abundant brown foam and nice lacing on the glass. Smell is rye crust, dump straw and citrus. Taste is more bitter compared to Guinness classic, more powerful, and possibly a bit less nuanced. Mainly barley and burnt caramel. Solid and creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated. An exceptional beer, looks amazing, tastes great, definitely worth returning to.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carmack
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RockyM72
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmitC
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMakowski
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 Oz Bottle poured into a glass
Look - Dark Brown almost black with a huge tan head of foam slow to fade and high level of lacing
Smell - a lot of chocolate as expected, a little coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Oh man this smells really fresh.
Taste - Rich flavors of cocoa bean, smoky coffee bean, toasted malt, sweet caramel, and a hint of bitterness in the finish (not much). Extremely enjoyable, very little carbonation which i love. I got the 200th Anniversary pack for $12 and so a buck per bottle is excellent value.
Overall this beer is just tremendous, i can't find fault with it, give it a grade of A

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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a strong but still pleasant, and sweet, smell. Toffee, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Very bitter flavor that transcends the noticeable hoppiness. Pretty sweet. Caramel present in taste, but overshadowed by the bitter, burnt roastiness. A little licorice. It's not an easy drink but it's neat enough.

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,454 ratings