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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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4.06/5
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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:
#2,581
Reviews:
864
Ratings:
2,353
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head on this brew is three fingers thick and tan, with solid lacing, and a black body.

I smell rich roasted malts with a generous amount of hops as labeling implies, but not black IPA amounts.

The depth of the roasted malts gets very nicely balanced by those hops. Also present are notes of toffee, black licorice, and fresh pipe tobacco.

Slightly heavier than medium mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd. gets an overall 4.5. So far my favorite of this variety pack.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaycase
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 15 June 2017. From the 200th Anniversary Mix Pack.

Pours a very dark brown. Thick, frothy khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses & subtle coffee. Taste follows the same for the most part - dark roasted malts with cocoa and slight coffee. Mid way some hop bitterness comes through. A creamy, full mouthfeel which finishes a touch dry. This is a well made stout. One I wish was more readily available in the States. Highly recommended.

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3.19/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks as you'd expect, though the barm is not very full. Aroma has the classic dry Irish with just a pinch more roasted malt. Taste is certainly fuller than regular Guinness but is still smooth & cajoling. Medium roasted malt, faint chocolate, pings of hop bitterness towards the backend and finish. Finish is a bit weird cause you got the hops and the dry Irish flavor & that combo is a little plasticy. Perhaps could have folded the hops in better, but otherwise a solid shelf stout.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

From the bottle, it pours a solid dark brown color with a robust head. The head hangs around a bit. Lacing. Burnt malt and sweetish scent in the nose. Pleasant burnt malt flavor. Yum!

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3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Grupatre
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MichaelRabdau
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of DragonsMilk
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the beer that regular Guinness stout should be and there wouldn't be any reason for all those goofy variations that are drinkable but not enjoyable, proof that big brewers CAN produce really good stuff. If this was a rating based on the Guinness beer line up alone it would receive 5's all around.

Ive had this twice, once in a sixpack (purchased online) and it was quite hoppy and this time around from the Brewery Collection variety pack of draught and porters(purchased in store), not so hoppy but really good all the same.

I would like to see this readily available on its own and I would buy it all the time but Ive only seen it locally in the brewers collection.

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3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kessa
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,353 ratings
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