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:
2,315
Reviews:
857
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
324
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Jishguy
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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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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Photo of chrisroarshack
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of jar2574
2.64/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Gigantic tan head that stays forever. Jet black beer, can't see through it at all, even when held up to light.

Smells malty, a little sour smell liked mashed grain left to ferment. I'm not particularly fond of the smell - though I don't dislike it that much.

That slight sourness stays through in the taste. It's a slight, but noticeable difference from most stouts. This also isn't as bitter as most stouts. The "roasted" flavor isn't as dominant as I'd expect. It might be that the extra hops are balancing things out more than in other Guinness.

I wouldn't have another. It's unique, can't recall another stout like this, but it's just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Penrodeo
2.67/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of philbertk
2.69/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Guinness & Company--St. James Gate Dublin--Guinness Foreign Extra--Genuine Quality Stout--2010 11.2 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 65 IBU's. (2.25 / 5.0) Big dense lacy rocky rich espresso 3/4" lasting head. Black pour & opaque obsidian jet black color .Sweet roasted dark fruit fig plum raisin mild hop front. Roasted crusty slightly creamy sweet burnt dark fruit toffee body. Sweet mild bitter hop hot hint end. Sampled 3/17/2011. Purchased 4-Pack for $8.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 11/9/2010. Disappointing.

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2.7/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,315 ratings.
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