Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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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

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Ratings:
2,394
pDev:
11.82%
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4.33
 
 
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into glass. Dating code on label is 'L7166GF004 20:28'.
Very dark cola colored body, with just a hint of brown highlights when presented to light. Persistent tan head follows body down into glass. Spotty coverage of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and sweeter hops.
Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruit like currants. Somewhat sweetened by hops. Just a smidgen of caramel.
Medium mouth feel. Somewhat dry and chalky. After taste is a little bitter.
A very smooth drinking darker beer. Very good choice for session pub work or paired with savory foods.

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Photo of Boone757
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RettSilas
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simplistic, and bold design. Taste and feel follow suit, pronounced bitter notes on the forward, a proper bite. Enjoyable experience from the top.

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Photo of kinmundy77
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout brewed by Guinness Ltd., with an ABV of 7.50% This Foreign Export Stout pours deep dark brown color with a nice light brown head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. Really digging the look of the brew, the brew has the look of coffee. Now I'm not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up on mild sweetness with hops. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the smooth rich roasted grains and malts. Then a nice smooth roasted hop bitterness at the end. There is alot going on in Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.50% ABV in this brew. This brew would go nice with dinner. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich , Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Guinness Foreign Extra Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Guinness Ltd., Did a super nice job with brew.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1947
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

C'mon, beer lovers, it's Guinness. Good for you. Is it as good as Guinness in an Irish pub? No. We're not in Ireland. If you go there, you have a sense of how it's woven in to Irish life. Can't overestimate this virtue, wherever you travel. But this one, while not quite the same, allows you to dream that you're there.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zopiac
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Compared to regular Extra Stout, it's less bitter, more complex, darker body and head. There's a fullness to the flavor I cannot quite place. Less stark notes of coffee and chocolate. More refined, more mellow. Altogether a much nicer experience.

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Photo of Themorg826
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look- Very dark. Faint lacing of head, quickly subsides.

Smell- Strong aroma of malts, with roasted coffee undertone. No hop profile. Slight molasses scent.

Taste- Sweet sensation, with a stronger than normal aftertaste. Taste of coffee, chocolate, currant

Feel- Light carbonation. very warm beer, with a strong aftertaste

Overall- not unpleasant

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Photo of Jlang2012
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Irish version (not International).
Deepest black color with a very thick head with eternal retention and leaving some laces.
Nice aroma with predominant creamy chocolate notes, also coffee and roasted grains, caramel, dry fruits, grape juice and mild herbal.
Flavor with notes of roasted coffee beans, earthy and herbal hops, licorice, hay, caramel, grapes, faint sourness, cocoa powder, oats, plums, a bit of tobacco and biscuit. Dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted note and a medium bitterness.
Bordering full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% is absent.
Classical Foreign Extra Stout that translates bittersweet. This is so much fun than the regular version and gets fanciful at room temperature. I cannot wait to taste the Nigerian version I have on my fridge.

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Photo of Noelito76
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of porterman66
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Lampro
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good strong stout, with distinct hops bitterness and a well-rounded body. Roasted character played a good role.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The second offering I have pulled out of their 200th anniversary pack, and it did not disappoint...

A beautifully dark, practically black beer - clear, oh so clear it was eye-rubbing unbelievable. The head had nice staying power and lacing all the way down the glass. The smell had a hint of booziness to it, a distinct smell of chocolate with light on hops, heavy on malt. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied, a slight creaminess to it and light on carbonation - just the way I like it. Taste had the chocolaty taste too it, it was certainly malty and I truly enjoyed the hoppy background. Overall I was definitely impressed with this brew - enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,394 ratings