Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
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Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout

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Guinness Ltd.

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deeply dark brown with a nice, creamy head of tan resting luxuriantly atop. Good lace.
Smell is roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa and interestingly, green apples. Well balanced and more complex than the other Guinness stouts I've had.
Taste is toasty malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, some whiskey in the aftertaste. Really well balanced.
Fairly full bodied, light effervescence. Fairly smooth and creamy as well. Much, much better than "regular" Guinness. I would have this again willingly.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle served in a tulip.

A: Pours a deep black color forming a nice and huge beige head. Fizzing carbonation going up and some lacings left around the glass. Medium retention but the head never disappears completely

S: Good. Roasted malts. Coffee notes. Wood. Ginness hops. Alcohol

T: As the nose, roasted malts, coffee notes, wood notes, dark chocolate notes, earthy hops. A sweet upfront and a roasted bitter (considerable) aftertaste

M: Creamy body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront. Molasses sensation. Aftertaste is dry and bitter

O: Absolutely drinkable. Great beer. Recommended

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A bottle to pint glass

The pour yield a jet black nearly opaque body. Its croundedxwith a whispy light tan head. There is coffee and cocao powder in the nose. The malt is definatly roasted and is pretty nice but not over bearing or bitter. The taste does have some bite between the medium carbonation and body movin into the malt. It carries a big taste without the big characteristics with makes it approachable. A solid brew and about as sessionable as the style permits.

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11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter, pours black with a frothy beige head that leaves good retention and lacing on the glass. Aromas are chocolate, nibs, roasted barley, molasses, and caramel. Tastes are molasses, roasty, sweet, dark chocolate, delicately hopped, yet has a roasty bitterness, lots of fig and date in there as well. Mouth is on the thinner side of medium, but is creamy and smooth. Overall, one of the better foreign stouts out there. Guinness needs to just brew this one, it's by far their best.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 83.7% out of 100 with 2,333 ratings
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