Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout

Brewed by:
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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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into my Dogfish Head pint glass. Served cool, not cold.

A - deep inky blackness, big head initially, nice small bubbles persist.
S - surprisingly big aroma - hops and a sour milk smell
T - bitter hops, lots of malt, smoky aftertaste.
M - nice bubbles, a little thin
O - Very different than "standard" Guinness. I like it. Almost a Black IPA. I could drink more of this.

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3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma - Surprisingly little aroma. Some light mineral notes but not a lot of nose

Appearance Perfect black with a brown large head that didn't dissipate

Taste - Sharp hop and bitter notes. This had a real surprising punch. Not very smooth at all.

Notes - An interesting stout but nothing special in compariosn to what else is available now. I'll admit this is a poor review I usually do that when I'm indifferent to a beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nicely black, with a huge head of tan bubbles. Thin web of spider-web lace. Impressive.

Nose seems creamy lactic sweet, even mildly astringent somehow. Not great.

Taste is strong, even a little bitter, with flavors of burnt barley and crisp hops present, too. Not your usual Guinness, though it does retain some of the creamy body of the usual Guinness. This is a sturdy, strong, and bitter ale that's unique and well-done. I'll be revisiting in the future.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,320 ratings.
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