August 23, 2012

The Brü Revü – Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

The Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is everything a Guinness should be.  It poured a deep opaque black with a full tan head with great retention.  The aroma was surprisingly weaker than expected from such a foreboding brew but was reminiscent of a regular Guinness.  I have been a fan of Guinness and it has become quite the beer icon over the years.  The Foreign Extra Stout takes those signature Guinness flavors and turns them up to 11.  There are hints of chocolate, sweet malts, and a slight char that leaves a nice bitterness on the palate.  It has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that is heavier than the regular Guinness, but still lighter than expected.  The Foreign Extra Stout is the epitome of Guinness and so good I don’t know if I can ever go back to its lesser sibling.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

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