Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

The eleventh beer to get reviewed is Guinness' Foreign Extra Stout. I had NEVER heard of this beer so I was pretty sure that a leprechaun was watching over my shoulder & guiding me in my selection, as this is different from their traditional stout. According to their website description,"Foreign Extra Stout is brewed with generous hops and roasted barley for a bittersweet balance & full-flavored, natural bite. Developed over 200 years ago for global export from Ireland, the addition of extra hops ensured this Stout would arrive to its destination in perfect condition."
Of course, we needed to drink Guinness on St. Patrick's Day, the best holiday of the year according to my late mother-in-law, Kathy Charsky, to go along with our slow-cooked corned beef & cabbage meal, so I anticipated picking up a few Guinness, in their fancy cans, for the husband & I, but I eyed these GFES bottles being re-stocked and couldn't resist checking them out. My logic went like this:
  • It was 9:30am in RSVP beverage store, on the morning of March 17th, and they were already getting replaced on the shelf, so either the GFES are very popular or since the store just opened they were simply replacing what needed to be replaced. 
  •  I went with my first thought and scooped up the 4pack of gold capped bottles for us to help celebrate our Irishness!
These bottles also served as an informative resource, telling their reader that the GFES is, "A beer like no other. The most full-flavoured of all.  Singular and striking.  Uniquely satisfying.  Refreshingly crisp.  Always rewarding.  Pure beauty.  Pure GUINNESS." Even better, the ABV is listed as 7.5%!

Taste: A delight mixture of roasted nuts that finishes with a slight tartness but it's not overpowering!

Color: robust brown

Thickness: Light and silky with a pretty caramel tan head of bubbles

Will It Help Me Sleep Better? Best mug in my collection, straight from the Guinness Brewery in Ireland (thank you Emily Ross) says, "My Goodness, My Guinness"--Yes, of course it will help me sleep better, it's Guinness!

Mom Factoid: Urban Mom Legend tells that Guinness helps bring in your milk during pregnancy--how awesome is that?!

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