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:
#5,201
Reviews:
894
Ratings:
2,446
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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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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Photo of Dalkri
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of not_jerry_brown
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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Photo of Sanchezz4387
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First tried a pint of this in dublin. I saw the beer descriptipm on the label of the pump state this had a taste of chocolate and toffee. My wife thought that sounded delicious and made me order a pint.....i ordered regular draft Guinness.

The pint was almost black with a foamy light brown head. This stuff tastes like liquid caramel.....it is absolutely beautiful, after one sip my wife changed to cider and I drank 4 more pints

Unbeknownst to me, this stuff in UK and IRE ranges from 6% and 7.5% and it absolutely floored me.

My take away thopughts and feelings.

If a bar sold this id buy it immediately. The sweet and bitter taste is almost perfection to me. Some people prefer dull bitter but i find the sweet bitterness perfect.

I've had the West Indies version which is 6% but for some reason the flavour isn't as prominent as the foreign extra stout. Try it......love it.....you will not be disappointed

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

Photo of ClemTheBeerMan
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Found this in a variety pack last February while traveling out of state and thought why not. Pours your typical Guinness black color with a frothy creamy tan head that lasts for days. Can see the carbonation and a ruby hue along the bottom edge of glass. Smell is sweet and roasted notes. Initial taste is sweet as well, but well balanced with a roasted coffee finish. The feel is solid and hides the bumped up abv quite well. Overall it's a great brew and I got to try the Jamaican version as well, both r my definition of what a stout should be, nothing over the top, just a great brew!

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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

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