Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Foreign Extra StoutGuinness Foreign Extra Stout
BA SCORE
4.06/5
2,342 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,523
Reviews:
860
Ratings:
2,342
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
204
Gots:
334
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Photo of delegeferenda
2.82/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Little in the way of complexity, but solid where it counts - and hard to beat for the price.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Review: Bottle of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, 7.5%ABV

Comes in the well known dark bottle, Guinness Special Extra Stout is a beer with its own unique taste. Can I find the classic Guinness taste in this Foreign Extra version?

Pours the expected pitch black colour with a tan whitish head that didn't last too long, with little lacing.

A very strong aroma of dark cocoa, coffee and roasted malts. The smell is quite strong on the nose.

The taste was powerful. Now I know why in Africa they use the slogan "Guinness gives you power!" It was a very strong tasting stout, with a long bitter aftertaste, that had a bite to it. Overall a good strong stout, tasting of roasted malt with traces of coffee. As you would expect with a Guinness stout the flavours are complex and well balanced, making it one of the worlds richest tasting beers. Still not as good as a pint of the real black stuff beside the Liffey, Dublin town.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

She pours a pure dark black color and leaves the same colored body with a two and a half finger tan foamy head. The head must have lasted at least a good three minutes. What a show I had just watching the intricate bubbles pop out from the sides of the glass into the head while a light foamy lacing appeared as the head dissipated. The smell has a great combination between the chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and barley. The taste has all of the previously mentioned smells in the flavoring combined very nicely. On the palate, she sits a medium on the body with a slight watery feel. It still felt pretty good on the tongue. Overall, an absolutely wonderful version of a foreign/export stout. To the brewers who brought us the style, of course that I would have this again.

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Photo of ordybill
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown with a large tan head.
The aroma is smoky sweet malt. The taste is smoky malt bliss.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aidanb1205
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Way too hoppy for a Guinness.

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Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

33cl bottle

appearance: pours black with a brown head of small bubbles, in this case 2 finger head. Low carbonation. Long lasting retention and great lacing.

smell: bitter cocoa/chocolate, some coffee, dark roasted malts and earthy hops.

taste: same as the smell, really surprised to find out it's a really tasty beer. There's a misterious tropical hop note in there too. No sweetness at all.

mouthfeel: creamy, velvety, alcohol not detected. Great.

overall: it's always nice to confirm the expectations when you read it's a great beer.

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

Photo of VoxRationis
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted into a conical pint.
A: Pours virtually black with a creamy, one inch tan to bronze head and significant Belgian lacing.
S: Dark roasted malt, molasses, smoky like bacon.
T: Dark roasted malt, tobacco, and smoked ham, balanced with a nicely bittering hops.
M: Full bodied, solid effervescence.
O: Top of its class.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabre311
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours black with a dense creamy tan foam head. Smells like black grapes, plum, raisin, black cherry, dried fig, tobacco leaf, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tobacco leaf, black grapes, plum, raisin, black cherry, dried fig, dark roasted malts, dark baking chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice foreign export stout.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.84/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Guinness Draft is awful, Guinness Extra Stout is ok, so I came into this beer not expecting much. But it blew me away. This is what people should be buying instead of the other two. Beautiful dark black color with a tan head. Smells like dark malts. Flavor is what gives this one its huge advantage. Sweetness and bitterness balanced well, chocolate, and coffee. Absolutely delicious stout.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ab39z
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,342 ratings
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