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:
2,307
Reviews:
855
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
321
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a nice caramel head that laces well.
Smells of coffee notes and chocolate.
Tastes strongly of roasted coffee and finishes with some chocolate, bitter, but finishes slightly sweet.
A medium amount of carbonation, and one that tickles your gums.
A nice beer overall, and quite enjoyable!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with jspruit, thanks for the opportunity.
The beer pours a solid black with a slight dark ruby highlight on the edges. I might have poured to quickly, but this thing had a full 2+ inches of head and I had to swallow the last little bit out of the bottle. The head faded slowly to a thin layer on the surface of the beer and laced all the way down the glass. Smells of chocolate and an almost wine like soury fruity funk in there. Taste is a soured chocolate with a slight alcohol sting. Definitely has that signature Guinness sourness to it. Creamy and smooth to drink, I wish I had let it warm a bit more. Very nice stout, I wish I could get it more easily!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from a bottle into an Irish pub style (real) pint glass, in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 15th, 2010. Pours a VERY dark ruby with a brilliant display of downward bubbles. Creamy head with excellent retention. Appears clear, alive, and very inviting, though it's too dark to see through.

Smell: Smells of roasted barley and biscuity hops. A scent of moderate strength. My nose is broken so it's difficult to detect flavours.

Taste: A dash of cream and then a perfect balance of slightly roasted barley and a note of hops, with a cool, refreshing finish. A well balanced, perfect body, though the finish is a bit wetter than I like in a stout. There is a very faint note of coffee and maybe caramel, though these flavours are very toned down in comparison to Guinness Draught. Very well built, a stout done right like only Arthur can.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation but not overdone. What's amazing about this beer is how good its body plays on the palate despite its 7.5% abv. Good thickness. Great body. Near perfect smoothness and wetness for the style. Just a touch too smooth and wet; I'd like a biteen more coarseness and dryness.

Drinkability: I'm going to go broke here in Ireland buying this over and over, but I'm going to be happy while I do it. An amazing beer in my favourite beer style. Hides its high ABV impeccably well. Very drinkable. An incredible beer.

Had to revise this review and tone it down following changes to the review weights. After a revisit, I reduced its score to accurately reflect its quality.

High B+

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,307 ratings.
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