St. Patrick's Week Beer Review: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

Because you KNEW we weren't getting through this week without a Guinness product.

The Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is pitch black with a bit of tan head, and has a fair amount of body. The first taste is a big sweet note of dark chocolate, combined with some breadiness. Towards the end I get a whole lot of maltiness, roasty and smoky notes, along with maybe just a slight touch of alcohol at the very end. I find this Guinness to have lots more flavor and be much more complex than the standard Guinness Draught Stout, which can be a little bit limited, flavor-wise. While not traditional, this is a nice alternative.