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.

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

Guinness Foreign Extra is a real treat, especially for fans of porters. It pours a super dark brown and black, lots of dark chocolate, toasted malt and some hoppy notes make this a delight sip after sip. A Porter's porter - but too heavy in the mouthfeel.

For the novice: Expect a Stout, with a capital S...for fans of the US nitro version, this might be a shock to the taste buds.

Personally: After reading so much about this, when I was in Jamaica I could not wait to get my hands on this stuff. It did not wish they had it here in the states, but alas I'll just have to keep drinking Storm King instead....

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

Purchased at a liquor store in the Bahamas.
A dark liquid with a brown head and fair retention.
Spicy qualities, pepper, Spiced rum, charcoal.
Different types of bitterness both hops and roasted character. Pepper, clove and a strong dark fruit presence mostly Prune.
Full mouthfeel with good carbonation.
A great beer that I would take over the guinness offered in the states. Much more complex.

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

Can anything from Guinness be bad? The birthplace of stout and that is exactly what you get with the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. This pours an inky black with no penetration when held up to light. It had the creamy, frothy head synonmous with Guinness, which stuck around for the entire ride to the bottom of my pint glass.

The nose is quintessentially Guinness. It's what you expect from a stout. Rich roasted barley with a balance of hoppiness.

The taste is well, let the battle of malts and hops begin. This is a delightful balance and certainly a treat for any Guinness fan. It moves effortlessly from the roasted malts to an enjoyable hoppy bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is not quite as creamy as expected and was more then moderately carbonated. As a fan I prefer the mouthfell of the nitrogen infused Guinness you get on tap. However, this wonderfully balanced brew does not get lost in the CO2. Now if they could get this stout in one of those widget cans they would be on to something.

Overall, this is what I fell in love with about stouts. It's a straight shooter and will give you exactly what you expect in a stout and then some. Don't hesitate going out and expriencing a fine stout. Enjoy!!

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

Poured into a European pint glass. Pours a deep black. Nice tan head and lacing. Dissipated to a pretty thin head.

Aroma is alot stoutier than regular Guinness. But has that classic Guinness twang smell.

Taste is great. Nice and stouty malty at first. Nice bitter chocolate taste. Finishes with a dry bitterness and that classic Guinness twang.

Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. High carb. Especially from nitro Guinness.

Overall a tasty version of Guinness. Will probably buy it again.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout from Guinness Ltd.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,308 ratings.
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