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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by diesel59, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. diesel59

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    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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    It iS that damn good, imho.
     
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  3. AnotherImperial

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

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    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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    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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    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

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

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    Sipping on a FES as we speak; I'd easily call it the best macro beer on the block.

    Easily.
     
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    Raul agrees with the praise.
     
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    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

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    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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    Hey! I have one leftover in my fridge from Christmas. Maybe I'll have it.
     
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    Ask for it at a restaurant. When they bring you a regular Guinness, you'll get it for free. Works every time.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    It is a great beer made by a company that mass produces beer... take note BMC
     
  18. Stockfan42

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    Foreign Extra is delicious. I don't mind the Black Lager either.
     
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    It's a wonderful beer and probably the only Guinness product I could see myself buying again in the future.
     
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    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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    ^^^^ this guy gets it
     
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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.
     
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    Turn the lights down, put on Dopethrone and pop that bastard...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    While I agree that Foreign Extra is really good, I found the black lager to be bland and watery.
     
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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.
     
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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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