Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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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

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2,343
pDev:
11.82%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark cola brown color, almost black, with a 1 finger creamy dark tan head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts and cocoa with just a hint of rubbing alcohol.

Taste: Toasted bread up front followed by mildly sweet notes of cocoa and toffee in the middle before a punch of bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is quite bitter and lingers. The alcohol is well-hidden. This is not your normal Guinness...and I like it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could knock back a few of these on a cold evening.

Overall: Very good beer overall. I've never been too impressed by Guinness before, but this one is a good stout. I would recommend checking it out.

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Serving: 12oz bottle poured into a Sam Smith’s nonic pint glass

A: Dark brown on the pour; mahogany highlights flicker through the edges of the pint glass; decent head – khaki colored, two fingers in depth, and retention is solid.

S: Much amplified over the original Guinness Draught, or even the Extra Stout for that matter; huge roasted maltiness plays up bursts of fresh coffee grounds, charred toast, bittersweet dark chocolate, powdered cocoa, and an earthy, smoky note (charcoal?)

T: Roasted flavors dominate throughout, beginning with burnt flavors – like a slice of burnt toast, with that charred edge crumbling off – before the sharpness of the char is eases off, leaving flavors of fresh black coffee and roasted barley; the middle sees a moderating sweetness push through, with powdered cocoa, caramel and a flash of dark fruit working to soften the acrid coffee bite; finish introduces a mellower, earthy/nutty note that dries out alongside the long-lingering canvas of roasted flavor.

M: Slightly more than medium-bodied; good carbonation remains balanced throughout, supporting the transitioning from roasted bitterness to smooth sweetness to the drying finish.

O: A nice change of pace from the traditional Guinness Draught; this beer is more brooding, more complex in its roasted characteristics, and much more potent at 7.5% ABV, yet still retains that smooth, easy-to-drink status that Guinness is renowned for.

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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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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,343 ratings
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