I have had Guinness Draught several times, and quite enjoy it, but I also don’t drink too much of any one beer because life is too short. So when I heard that the States were finally getting Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, which has been in other countries for a while now, I wanted to check it out. Beer Advocate has the article on it’s release which was October 1st, but I am just now seeing it in the store.
Foreign Extra Stout
Brewed by: Guinness Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
Style: Foreign/ Export Stout
FES pours a black color with a creamy head. It smells like malts, chocolate and a little hops. It is creamy and full-bodied, and tastes like it smells, but I get more hops on the aftertaste, and it definitely has more hops than the Draught. I really enjoyed this Guinness and glad that it’s here in the states now for our enjoyment. It comes in 4 packs so you don’t have to have a full 6 pack of it either. I would give it a solid A, it is rich and creamy, but very drinkable.