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%
 
 
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198
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324
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Photo of BierRunner
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review warning, I am tasting this at Guiness in St. James Gate (so discount what I say). Wonderful inky black color, a nose of coffee and chocolate, and a mouth filling flavor that follows the nose and lasts a good twenty seconds. The extra hops (designed in 1801 to help the beer travel without spoiling) brings a gentle bitterness that is more pronounced than Guinness Draft. A fine example of a stout.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Macamah
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Noooddle
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of polloenfuego
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: rich toasted malt, slight fruit and spiced licorice notes with gentle hop in background. Dry toasted aroma.
Black and opaque, with a dark creamy head.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" and listed in the "1001"

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of YJY
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - black with a big tan foamy head and thick lacing
A - chocolate, light roasted malt and a a slight funk I can't quit place
T - nose plus some dark fruit flavor and a little boozines
F - very nice finish, medium to full body, chocolate but not too sweet

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Always I have been a fan of draft Guinness, for me the best commercial beer out there. I am drinking this right after a draft one. For some reason, I have never tried this. Looking forward..! Though the Nigerian one I did once.

More of an airy head, more like a Belgian Chimay Bleu. Not quite as arty perfect looking as Guinness draft.

Aroma is very faint, not getting a huge amount, except usual Guinness. Which is pleasant, and complex.

For just 7.5% it tastes very strong of alcohol. A Chimay Bleu is much smoother and tastes less strong, even though it is much stronger.

It says to serve chilled, let this warm up..! It improves immensely. Maybe around 20 minutes outside the fridge is best. The resulting flavours are complex, christmassy and chocolatey.

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Photo of DarthVorador
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with fluffy three finger light tan head which persists and leaves a thick lacing.

Smells of bitter dark chocolate, licorice and roasty malts

Taste also has chocolate and licorice, and maybe even a rootbeer-like finish. There's probably a more descriptive flavor, but that's what it reminds me of. Also, the bitterness that was very present early on is fading as the beer warms.

Feel is medium body, well carbonated, and relatively crisp for a stout.

Overall, this is an easy drinking stout with some interesting flavor notes. Its different than their flagship stout, but at nearly double the abv and with loads more hops, it should be.

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Photo of zzachm18
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is the Guinness that is darker than the other Guinness, can hang with most craft stout appearances, even exceed it when its on tap. Aroma smells like that brown and black patent malt Guinness relatively light roasting.

Taste chewy, alcohol restrained. Hops out of the way. Bitterness held in check. Combines a smooth yet dry ride. Not as dry as the Irish Dry stout version. Decent price. Decent beer.

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