Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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83.7%
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4.06 w/ 2,333 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,501
Reviews:
859
Ratings:
2,333
Liked:
1,953
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.82%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
331
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,333 |  Reviews: 859
Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you like foreign stout but wish it had just a bit more bite then this is the one you've been looking, it's Extra Stout times ten.

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Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hockeypuck
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RodSmith
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tundra335
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RDW
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of delegeferenda
2.82/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Little in the way of complexity, but solid where it counts - and hard to beat for the price.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Review: Bottle of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, 7.5%ABV

Comes in the well known dark bottle, Guinness Special Extra Stout is a beer with its own unique taste. Can I find the classic Guinness taste in this Foreign Extra version?

Pours the expected pitch black colour with a tan whitish head that didn't last too long, with little lacing.

A very strong aroma of dark cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. The smell is quite strong on the nose.

The taste was powerful. Now I know why in Africa they use the slogan "Guinness gives you power!" It was a very strong tasting stout, with a long bitter aftertaste, that had a bite to it. Overall a good strong stout, tasting of roasted malt with traces of coffee. As you would expect with a Guinness stout the flavours are complex and well balanced, making it one of the worlds richest tasting beers. Still not as good as a pint of the real black stuff beside the Liffey, Dublin town.

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

She pours a pure dark black color and leaves the same colored body with a two and a half finger tan foamy head. The head must have lasted at least a good three minutes. What a show I had just watching the intricate bubbles pop out from the sides of the glass into the head while a light foamy lacing appeared as the head dissipated. The smell has a great combination between the chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and barley. The taste has all of the previously mentioned smells in the flavoring combined very nicely. On the palate, she sits a medium on the body with a slight watery feel. It still felt pretty good on the tongue. Overall, an absolutely wonderful version of a foreign/export stout. To the brewers who brought us the style, of course that I would have this again.

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Photo of ordybill
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown with a large tan head.
The aroma is smoky sweet malt. The taste is smoky malt bliss.

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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

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