Guinness Foreign extra...

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  1. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    I have to say, this is one of my favorite stouts... It really sets the bar for that roasted barley flavor... and at 7.5% also steps it up a little... I hope to find this more often...
     
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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,833) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    It iS that damn good, imho.
     
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  3. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Aspirant (237) Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    While it is far from my favorite beer, it's definitely 1,000 times better than regular Guinness.
     
  4. JK4Stout

    JK4Stout Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Virginia

    Exactly. I won't say it is the best stout running, but it beats the pants off of our local flavor of Guinness. Now if we could just find someway to fix Newcastle!
     
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  5. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (6,757) Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    It's fantastic. You should look into John Martin Guinness if you want a real treat. I did a side by side tasting of the two and it was heavenly.
     
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  6. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (2,935) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    One of the most underrated stouts IMO. I feel like those who aren't fond of regular Guinness might overlook this one thinking it will be similar. But it's definitely in my top 10 stouts.
     
  7. WhatANicePub

    WhatANicePub Initiate (178) Jul 1, 2009 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I wouldn't drink regular Guinness if you paid me, but Foreign Extra Stout is a very nice beer.
     
  8. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,302) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    has anyone had a very old one? my father in law has one, im thinking of popping it. i bet its 7+ years old
     
  9. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,653) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    Sipping on a FES as we speak; I'd easily call it the best macro beer on the block.

    Easily.
     
  10. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2006 California

    Raul agrees with the praise.
     
  11. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I'd have to try one to really know, but people seem to sing the praises over our Special Export Guinness (Belgium) well over the Foreign Extra. I hate it because of a weird lactic yoghurt taste I get in every single bottle, so it's not an infection. Also: ashy bitterness. So if that's supposed to be better than Foreign Extra... not impressed.

    I'll stick to a Duvel or Westmalle on a basic bar menu here.
     
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  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,702) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Nigerian Guinness is great too.

    Just send me a small good will payment and I'll get some free bottles shipped to you asap.
     
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  13. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (4,040) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    Hey! I have one leftover in my fridge from Christmas. Maybe I'll have it.
     
  14. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Ask for it at a restaurant. When they bring you a regular Guinness, you'll get it for free. Works every time.
     
  15. ghostwalker

    ghostwalker Crusader (757) Sep 3, 2005 Massachusetts
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    I have a few in the cellar that I bought back in 2007. I'll bet they're as good as ever.
     
  16. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,157) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    I wouldn't say it is my favorite stout, but it is a damn good stout. I have one left in my fridge, think I will have it later tonight.
     
  17. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    It is a great beer made by a company that mass produces beer... take note BMC
     
  18. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Foreign Extra is delicious. I don't mind the Black Lager either.
     
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  19. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,911) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It's a wonderful beer and probably the only Guinness product I could see myself buying again in the future.
     
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  20. marquis

    marquis Crusader (707) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Sobering (sorry about the pun!) to realise that Guinness was the biggest brewer in the world at one time producing this beer.Also marketed as West India Porter.Big doesn't have to equal bad - it was changing public taste which brought about the present macro beers.
    It's pointless comparing it with the everyday present Guinness which is designed for drinking in quantity over a prolonged time.
     
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  21. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    ^^^^ this guy gets it
     
  22. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Aspirant (269) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    Dammit! I was hoping to save the Foreign Extra that I have downstairs a little longer, but now it seems that I'll have to have it today to see what all this hype is about.
     
  23. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Turn the lights down, put on Dopethrone and pop that bastard...
     
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  24. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I was @ a BBQ place when the Black Lager came out & was pleasantly surprised @ how much I enjoyed it. Style was it had a better roast to it & not nearly the lager stank of some other black lagers I've had.
     
  25. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Good luck w/the Newcastle, recently had their Werewolf "Blood Red Ale" & found it to be slightly better than the always underwhelming Newcastle itself, neither would I seek out again.
     
  26. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    While I agree that Foreign Extra is really good, I found the black lager to be bland and watery.
     
  27. chimneyjim

    chimneyjim Aspirant (270) Jun 23, 2004 Oregon
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    Does anyone understand the date code on FES bottles? I remember having one a year or so ago with a clearly marked date. Bottles I've seen lately only have an unintelligible code.
     
  28. kaseydad

    kaseydad Savant (929) Nov 23, 2008 California
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    This beer made my cruise to Mexico all the more enjoyable. Was getting bucket o' beers of this and it kept me happy. Very impressed as I am not a huge fan of the original Guinness. The cruise ship also had Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse....which I also happily consumed. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Also smuggled eight Ten Fidy's on board. Ahoy matey.
     
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