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Oct 5, 2010 06:48 AM

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout it's gotta be here somewhere.

Anyone seen this on the shelves yet? It's supposed to be available.

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    1. re: tdaaa

      It's a variety of Guinness that until recently was not available in the U.S. It's stronger than the normal Guinness (4.2% vs. 7.5% ABV) and much tastier IMO.

      1. re: tdaaa

        foreign export stouts are generally heavier and have a higher ABV. they're more common in the tropics, which is where they were originally sent off to (not unlike how IPAs were created to ship off to India). I much prefer Dragon and Lion - both of which are readily available here, but they're not really the same thing as Guinness FES.

      2. I would try Liquor World in Porter Square or Cambridge Wine and Spirits at Fresh Pond. It sounds like it is definitely here somewhere, and these two places are two of the better bets for something like this.

        1. I was under the impression that the Guinness that they exported was actually lower in alcohol and google confirms this.

          However, I was unaware of this "foreign extra stout" and google also confirms that it is a different beer altogether. Learn something new every day. Is there a discernible taste difference?

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          1. re: Beachowolfe


            normal guinness is a dry stout. guinness FES is a foreign export stout. they're not at all the same style, so there's obviously going to be a taste difference.