Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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
Ratings:
2,313
Reviews:
856
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
323
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ADG2995
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aidanb1205
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Way too hoppy for a Guinness.

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Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

33cl bottle

appearance: pours black with a brown head of small bubbles, in this case 2 finger head. Low carbonation. Long lasting retention and great lacing.

smell: bitter cocoa/chocolate, some coffee, dark roasted malts and earthy hops.

taste: same as the smell, really surprised to find out it's a really tasty beer. There's a misterious tropical hop note in there too. No sweetness at all.

mouthfeel: creamy, velvety, alcohol not detected. Great.

overall: it's always nice to confirm the expectations when you read it's a great beer.

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Photo of wiescins
2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of VoxRationis
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted into a conical pint.
A: Pours virtually black with a creamy, one inch tan to bronze head and significant Belgian lacing.
S: Dark roasted malt, molasses, smoky like bacon.
T: Dark roasted malt, tobacco, and smoked ham, balanced with a nicely bittering hops.
M: Full bodied, solid effervescence.
O: Top of its class.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sabre311
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours black with a dense creamy tan foam head. Smells like black grapes, plum, raisin, black cherry, dried fig, tobacco leaf, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tobacco leaf, black grapes, plum, raisin, black cherry, dried fig, dark roasted malts, dark baking chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice foreign export stout.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.84/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mmorris15
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Guinness Draft is awful, Guinness Extra Stout is ok, so I came into this beer not expecting much. But it blew me away. This is what people should be buying instead of the other two. Beautiful dark black color with a tan head. Smells like dark malts. Flavor is what gives this one its huge advantage. Sweetness and bitterness balanced well, chocolate, and coffee. Absolutely delicious stout.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ab39z
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Miami66
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer smells like light roast, dark sugars leaning towards molasses, some alcohol and a hint of tart. There are chocolate and coffee aromas in the background. The beer fills the glass deep dark brown under a 2.5" medium to dark tan colored foam collar with good retention. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, a trace of coffee, fruit, and a mild sweetness. Sweet malt and fruit flavor linger balanced by a mild roast and hop bitterness. The body is medium full and the carbonation is medium to medium low but very creamy and soft. The Foreign Extra Stout has a nice balance of roast and sweetness with a gentle assist from some hop bitterness.

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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