Guinness Foreign Extra Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
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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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#2,843
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
2,426
pDev:
11.82%
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4.33
 
 
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330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/29/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, herbal, floral, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, herbal, floral, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, molasses, herbal, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hops; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent foreign stout. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roast malt and earthy hops flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,426 ratings