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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Jamaica) | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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3.64/5
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40 Ratings
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Jamaica)Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Jamaica)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Jamaica
redstripebeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by markaberrant on 04-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,581
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
40
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goodonya
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Uniquely brewed in Jamaica.

A - Pours black body with 2 fingers of thick, lasting mocha head, solid retention and sheet lacing.

S - Roasted cocoa, dark chocolate, prunes, grapes, with a bitter espresso end note.

T - Much like the smell, with the roasted chocolate and cocoa dominating, over a prune body, and the bitter coffee on the finish.

M -More than traditional Guinness, alcohol, bitter char, and more carbonation and a pleasant prickly finish.

O - Loved it. The only beer to drink in Caribe. (in my case Utila, Honduras, goes so well with the food here at Utopia - one of the best in the world - owner- operated dive resorts.) Must try Utopia Village. Must try Foreign Extra.

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4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As good as Dragon Stout and a tad more funky in the notes on the finish. Great find at a bar that really only sold Red Stripe in Montego Bay. Wish we could get this in Vancouver

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Young_John
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Carbonation was different than conventional Guinness and if that were the greatest difference is have liked it more. Wanted to like it but just couldn't. Was expecting a heartier version of Guinness extra stout, but was disappointed by this altogether different kind of stout that was hoppy, bitter and sort of burnt.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of angelmonster
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black body with chestnut colored highlights. Head is 1/2 inch and coffee colored. Head retention was good and lacing was above average.

Smells are very underwhelming at first but the dominant ones are of figs, dates, and oddly burnt plastic. As beer warms more fruit is detected as well as some alcohol.

Taste is pretty fruity for a stout, has lots of characteristics of a foreign stout. Lots of dried figs/dates/prunes. Charred caramel and chocolate malts are also present. For 6.5 abv, the alcohol is definitely present

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated. Head had some presence in the texture.

Overall this beer was alright, about average for the style. No glaring flaws to the beer just nothing out of the ordinary. Glad I tried it though.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Time N Place in Falmouth, Jamaica. Reviewed from notes.

A - Nice, black beer here. Good looking mocha head. Excellent lacing.

S - Touches of baker's chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee.

T - Roasted malt dominates the flavor, before being subdued a touch by sweet chocolate and coffee notes. Finishes clean with a hint of hop bit.

M - Rather full bodied, heavier on carbonation.

Overall - I'll be honest, I was spending the day on a beach in Jamaica and didn't want to pound Red Stripe. I was very happy for Guinness FES that day. Is it a spectacular beer? No. But it's solid, it gave me what I was looking for, and it's much better than some of the other American Guinness iterations. Good for a long session of drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Piason
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with some lactose notes are quite interesting and different then the aroma of the regular version. Taste is also dominated by loads of black chocolate notes with some sweet undertones with lactose notes. Body is thinner then I would have expected with some good carbonation. Enjoyable in the sense that there is not much else to drink that is somewhat interesting in Kenya.

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Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Jamaica) from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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