Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #10
Ranked #8,022
4.06 | pDev: 11.58%
Aug 05, 2023
Jan 30, 2001
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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Reviewed by mhhsvt from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This is most likely the best alcoholic beverage l have ever had!
It a jet black Guinness stout nitro on steroids with a creamy frothy head and lacing that lasts.
The aroma is of coffee, dark chocolate raisins figs.
The taste same as above but much better, as the brew warms up.
The feel is very unique and of the highest quality with a slightly bitter sweet and just a tad of a boozy finish!
Overall the best beer l have ever had!!!
Aug 05, 2023
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Rated by Davidstan from Alabama

4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Best stout out there. Hits all the right notes with coffee chocolate flavor taste thruout. Well done but now put it in a 12 oz bottle.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by BMurphy17025

4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Huge fan of Guinness, but the foreign extra stout takes it over the top. Great pour with a great taste, not to bitter in my opinion. My go to Guinness
Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by QuintusHorace from California

Jun 21, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Golden32 from Alabama

Apr 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours nearly black with a thick brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Both of those on the taste but I'm getting some unappealing metallic notes that detract from the roast and bitterness. Fairly thick feel.
Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by travis1108 from Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
My first impression was hopped up Guinness on Molasses but by the second sip the syrupy sweetness was thankfully muted. Nice med-thick mouthfeel. I'm with other reviewers on the smell...not much there but that never matters to me anyways. Kind of a roller coaster here. First drink I had it scored lower. Second drink I scored it a little higher. By the end of the glass I'd settled for something in between. Think I still prefer regular old extra stout.
Then again maybe I shouldn't have drank this one after having a milkshake
Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Deep brown stout brings a big foamy head to the top of the glass and laces down nicely.
Smell - not much really. Coffee, cocoa, dark malt - but muted.
Tastes like a hopped up and muscled out Guinness. The expressive malt holds together a balance of dark roast coffee, European hops, chocolate, a little stone fruit. It finishes clean, some spent coffee grounds remain, then the hop note brings a fine bitterness.
Mouth is thin to medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall, a beautiful beer.
Apr 02, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Mar 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured stout black into my pub pint glass and sported a 2” light brown head which left sheets of lacing all the way down.
Still not getting aromas. Stupid Covid.
The taste is all they describe- hefty malt bill and copious amounts of balancing hops for a typical Guinness edge.
Feel is almost creamy even though it’s not nitro or anything other than the 12 ounce bottle.
A little higher ABV than the original but for the additional flavor it is definitely worth it.
Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 33cL bottled on August 18, 2022 If I'm reading the date code correctly.

On the pour a massive khaki brown 5 finger head formed that nearly overflowed my Spiegelau stout glass. Over a few minutes the head becomes rocky and fizzy while losing a few fingers, but lacing is left before I even drink. Body is essentially black with barely any red coming through when held up to light.

Aroma is dark chocolate and molasses right up frong. Definitely a bit more sweet, syrupy and figgy than Guinness extra stout. Brown sugar and a touch of vanilla lead into a bitter earthy aned very slightly fruity hop aroma. Perhaps some slight oxidation that brings a funk I don't especially love.

Taste is sweet with the dark chocolate flavor very present, but a roast coffee flavor is also present right up front. The herbal molasses sweetness is toned back a bit, for the bitterness to show up and balance thing out a bit. The figgy molasses note is still present, but more subtle and shows up for the finish. Hops are present, but largely dominated by the big roasty malts, they are herbal with a light floral note, but all European hops, so it's nothing like an American craft stout. Very big flavors.

Feel is surprisingly attenuated and dry. Not like drinking motor oil like with some BA imperials. Still a very big feeling beer, but very quaffable. Despite the overall dryness there is a slight slick feeling, likely from the malt, in the finish.

Overall this would be a beer for dark chocolate lovers, the bitterness and intensity are reminiscent of a very dark chocolate almond toffee. Sweet and luscious, but bitter at the same time, with a very smooth dryness.
Mar 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Year-Round Release - 4 pack
11.2 oz. bottle dated 2252 (9/9/22) - 7.5% ABV / ? IBU
Brewed and bottled in St. James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
Poured into a Bell's branded tulip snifter glass

Look - Pours a thick and dense mocha colored head that leaves lacing. Pitch black appearance.
Smell - The scent is strong chocolate and coffee with roasted malt in the background. Picking up some dark fruit as it warms.
Taste - The taste follows the nose with coffee and chocolate upfront, then the maltiness lingers in the aftertaste. There's also a slight bitterness on the tail end. As the beer warms, the roasted malt, as well as maybe some dark fruit, seems to take over and dominate the palate.
Feel - Medium bodied with a semi-smooth mouthfeel and finishes dry.
Overall - The initial coffee and chocolate flavors are very good, but the roasted malt seems to dominate overall, and that brings this down a notch.
Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Gigantic head, looks like a thick dark glass of something chocolately. head retention for its entirety. Had this many a times as well, slight change in logo it seems since the last time i tasted it. This is almost a perfect beer, and the strength it's at doesn't hold it down in terms of session-ability. Very complex, roasted flavors, sweet flavors, even a salty character to balance the whole thing out. well rounded. easily drink the 4.
Feb 24, 2023
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Rated by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
from yesterday. Strong tasting dark beer, very roasty and bitter with a dark chocolate note.
Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Quite typical for a Guinness. Leaves as slightly bitter aftertaste but easy to drink. Some what watery on the feel. Too many options out there for me to be seeking this one again.
Jan 13, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark brown, robust 2" tan head with excellent lacing and retention. Nose is dark chocolate, cocoa, barley, chocolate, grassy hop; barley becomes more prominent as it warms. Taste is milk chocolate, deep roasted barley, mild bitterness. Finishes with more roasted barley. Feel has moderate chew but enough carbonation to thin things out. Very solid.
Dec 04, 2022
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