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:
2,308
Reviews:
855
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
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look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.53/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Let me assure you, the Foreign Extra that you're tasting in the States is a marketing ploy, not the stuff experienced in original markets. I spend about 1/3 my year in Ghana, and while the stuff is widely available, almost nobody drinks it. It is not Guinness like, it is not stout like, it is pretty dang nasty. If you want a Guinness like beer you get a Castle (Milk Stout).

The stuff in the States may be fine, and that is one thing. But to say Foreign Extra is 'finally' available in NA is another, because the NA stuff is NOT the Foreign Extra most markets get (thankfully).

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1.8/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours jet black with a light chocolate brown head. In the aroma, a light roast. In the taste, a small roast and a small bite. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry small roast in the aftertaste. Eh! Lack of flavor and aroma, honestly, nothing exciting at all.

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2.43/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- This brew pours a solid black body with absolutely no light shining through. Creamy off-white head with decent lacing along the glass.

S- Smells of vanilla, caramel malts, roasted coffee, and hints of chocolate. There is also a smell of earthy hops present. Not quite expected for the style.

T- Begins with the roasted coffee/chocolate characters and quickly changes into tangy, hoppy, sour mess. The sour is quite overbearing.

M- Quite pleasant. Very creamy and full. Very dry.

This is a quality brew, just not to my personal taste.

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