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Old 10-20-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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Like the title says, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is now available in the US. This 7.5% ABV beer is completely unlike their draft. Molasses, licorice, roasted barley, and sweet malt are backed by a strong bitterness. Smooth, yet with a decent bite. Definitely try this stuff if you can find it.

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:50 AM   #2
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Yes, this is quite awesome! I tried it for the first time while I was in Sweden about 7 years ago. They only sold it in bombers at the vinmonopolet. Imagine my disappointment when I could not find it in the US! I was very excited about it's introduction to the US so I bought some last weekend at the local brew shop....scored a 4-pack of 11.2 oz for maybe $9 or so. It's my favorite of all the Guinness incarnations...

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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Thats great I've been wanting to try it for a while. I wonder how close it is to their Guinness Extra Stout.

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Old 10-20-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
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Looks like I'm driving out to Total Wine this week.

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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This stuff is awesome, I killed about a case of it this summer on our week vacation in St. Maarten... it takes everything abotu Guinness and takes it up about 4 notches. Roasty, sweet, and a surprising bitter bite... it is destructively refreshing on a hot day, believe it or not. I never thought I'd think of an Extra Stout as a "lawnmower beer", but this is it...

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:40 AM   #6
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has anyone seen this in Michigan yet?

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It's in the Western Washington bottle shops. Is it available in kegs anywhere? I'd like to try it on draught or even nitro.

Definitely tastes nice.

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The only Guiness Extra we get here is brewed in Nigeria using Sorghum
I recently found some of the real deal - very nice beer. Im not sure why Guiness comprimises their beer using Sorghum.

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Thats great I've been wanting to try it for a while. I wonder how close it is to their Guinness Extra Stout.

Primary- Wet Hop Citra Pale Ale
Primary- Zeus IPA
Kegged- Sorachi Ace Pilsner
Kegged- 10 Gal Black IPA
Bottled- Berliner Weisse
Next batches- 10 Gal Oatmeal Stout, Kolsch
Extra is the bottle strength version of draught eg slightly stronger and more carbonation. Export is substantially different.
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Guiness Island Stout is where it's really at.

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