Relaunched in the U.S. on October 1, 2010, this Guinness export first reached our shores back in 1817 when it was known as West India Porter.
Brewed with more hops than domestic Guinness, this version was intended to last longer in warm climates and so survive the lengthy sea journey abroad, since hops act as a vital preservative. Moreover, it has the happy effect of enhancing the beer's flavor and aroma. The Foreign Extra Stout is Guinness' strongest beer at 7.5 percent alcohol by volume. With a dark color that belies its rich, chocolaty taste, this stout goes down smoother than Guinness Draught, and with less bitterness.