Guinness Foreign Extra Stout headed to the US October 1!

We just got word that Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is coming to the US. It will be available starting Oct 1! I know what I’m doing friday.

Here is some more info on this awesome news:

GUINNESSĀ® Foreign Extra Stout (FES) is brewed with the highest hop rate of all the GUINNESSĀ® variants. The generous hop additions express fully the beers distinctive character and flavor while also prolonging shelf life in warmer climates, as hops are the best natural preservative for beer. GUINNESS FES is uniquely different from GUINNESS Draught both in taste profile, color and ritual.

  • Taste Profile: Big, full-bodied flavor with enormous complexity and character. Strong, roasted aromas followed by a unique bittersweet taste
  • Appearance: Deep Brown
  • Dispense: Carbonated (GUINNESS Draught nitrogenated)
  • Ingredients: Malt, Roast Barley, Hops, Yeast, Water
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Serve: In a GUINNESS goblet or chilled straight from the bottle; one-part pour at a 45 degree angle
  • Five step ritual: Chill, Release, Pour, Toast, Enjoy

Tasting Notes: The sensation of GUINNESS Foreign Extra Stout astonishes and activates the palate with the taste buds immediately ignited by a deep, rich sweetness of the malted barley. The strong caramel, coffee-like character of the roasted barley and the calm impact of the fragrant hops give an aromatic and sensual effect. The finish is perhaps the most important part of the GUINNESS taste experience ensuring these distinct sensations linger in your mouth longer for you to enjoy.

Suggested Retail Price: 4-pack @ $9.49

History: Brewed for more than two centuries, GUINNESS FES dates back to 1801. Known as West India Porter until the mid nineteenth century, FES was an export beer brewed with extra hops, giving the beer a more intense flavor. The extra hops also acts as a natural preservative for beer, allowing it to survive long journeys overseas.

GUINNESS FES was exported to the U.S. beginning in 1817, but was discontinued in 1920 due to prohibition. The specialty stout will make its return to the U.S. market in October 2010.

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