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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
77 84 68 3 20 22
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout by Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout
7.50 % ABV


 
Review by Stu on 10/21/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 16 5 8 0
Fresh off the truck, plane, railcar or whatever the fuck, it's here as of today.
9.99 a four pack
7.5% ABV
11.2 fluid ounces

Dark pour, tan, thick tiny bubbled froth head.
Lactose roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, slight sweetness with hints dark cherry fills the nose.
Sips heavy with big astringent roasty malts but abruptly changes to dry molasses/brown sugar sweetness then ends with subtle heat combined with a hint of a chocolate brownie with a rum cherry on top.
Extremely easy drinking because a 4 pack is down in about an hour and a half.
I can see this beer making an appearance once a week during the winter. Hearty, warming and satisfying.

FG

Served In: Tulip

Review by Surly Duff on 08/18/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2007
Brought back by a friend from Ireland. Bottled 05/05/07.

Pours a deep brownish black with a thick foamy deep brown head. The foam settles slowly and leaves a good bit of lacing stuck to the walls of the glass. A nice collar of foam remains around the edge of the glass once the foam settles.

The aroma of wood and whiskey is big up front. Very strange and not something I ever expected (nor have smelt when I've had this beer fresh previously). The signature Guinness sourness is there but even bigger then normal. Roasty malt with a light note of chocolate comes through under all that.

Smooth malt with a touch of a light prickly carbonation on the tongue. Lots of roasted malt with a light dry sweetness. Chocolate and light coffee come through. Roasted and a bit of charred bitterness in the aftertaste along with a stronger version of the normal Guinness sourness.

Didn't know what to expect going into this one. 3 years on a 7.5% beer can be hit or miss. This one was a hit for sure. I only wish we got this Guinness in the US rather then the light 4% brew we do.

Served In: Snifter

Review by seaoflament on 04/12/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 14 3 7 2008
This beer comes straight from Ireland, thanks to jspruit for trading me a few. Had been curious for some time to see how the version in Ireland differs from the version we get here in the states. Mostly though, I will review this as just another stout.

Pours dark, like any stout should, and a good inch and a half of soft, billowy foam forms. Very good retention of course, some lacing as well.

The smell of Guinness is there (a tangy yeast aroma) but this one has a bitter kick to it and clearer aromas of chocolate, toffee, and cocoa. A bit of chocolate milk as it warms up. A touch of vanilla and lactose sweetness is there too.

Hop bitterness up front with bitter chocolate and a roasted finish. Bitter and dry on the finish with a nutty aftertaste. Don’t have too much to say about this one, it’s just ok. The bitterness seems to tone down as it warms up but I didn’t even pour this one cold so it might just be my palate getting use to it.

Mouth-feel is semi-dry with a slight cookie dough after taste and roasted bitterness.

Not a big fan of this one but there’s more going on here than on the stuff we get that’s for sure.

Served In: Goblet

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