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Guinness

Guinness
Foreign Extra Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 7.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Foreign/Export Stout

Guinness
Foreign Extra Stout

Category: Foreign/Export Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 7.5%
Brown black color. Nutty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and dark chocolate vanilla cake with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish manifesting impressions of strong coffee and toasted meringue finish. A rich, satisfying export stout with great roasted malt flavors and a long finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts and dark chocolate vanilla cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of strong coffee and toasted meringue
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own, with food and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Hanger Steak, Lamb Vindaloo, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, satisfying export stout with great roasted malt flavors and a long finish.

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Foreign-Export Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Foreign stouts are dark brown to black in color and are strong in alcohol ranging from 5.5-9%. Assertive flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate provide the majority of the character of this style, with many versions also featuring medium-to-high hop bitterness. Foreign, or export, stouts were first brewed as a higher gravity version of sweet or dry stouts. These beers were first brewed to withstand export to tropical markets, but today may be found nearly everywhere. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lion Stout, ABC Extra Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

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