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Guinness Red Harvest Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

291 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 08-21-2013)
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Photo of hreb
2.84/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

14.9 oz can with nitro tab. Served in pint glass. Beer pours a disturbing milk chocolatey brown with a thick tan head, which settles in the normal Guinness bottom to top fashion. Not much in the way of aroma. I wouldn't say this is redder than regular Guinness, but definitely browner. Well ok, held right up to the light it does have a red hue. As expected, the mouthfeel is super creamy and easy drinking. Actually this beer is too easy drinking. I can't tell which there's less of: hops, or malt flavor. I almost want to say this stout is completely un-hopped, but no, there is a hint of bitterness in the middle. I also want to say this is not so much a stout as an otherwise unremarkable English mild ale that happens to be on nitro. Would not drink again.

hreb, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Drew966
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Drew966, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of WhoWeCallMeat
3/5  rDev -3.5%

WhoWeCallMeat, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of RHB33
3/5  rDev -3.5%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of ThaJokerWild
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of osant37
2/5  rDev -35.7%

osant37, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -3.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

440ml nitro can into a snifter

dark red pour on the bottom with a whooshing beige head. quite attractive as per all nitro pours. Smell with a bit of malts.. but very weak. taste has some malts and coffee flavors but a lot of bland nothingness. very "creamy" feel. extremely light bodied and carbonation is mild.

overall it is what it is. not something youd really want to drink but not offensive either. just Meh.

Axnjxn, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of TylerHagler
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

TylerHagler, May 29, 2014
Photo of Std73
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Std73, May 28, 2014
Photo of Jadjunk
3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

"Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival held every year on All Hallows' Eve, celebrates the end of the fall harvest and the coming of winter. On this night, the believers beckon restless spirits from the darkness with bonfires and sweet offerings from the bountiful harvest. Guinness Red Harvest Stout captures the spirit of that night with its alluring blend of lightly roasted barley and subtle sweet Irish malt." Brewed in the style of a Dry Irish Stout. Released as a fall seasonal, available in 14.9 oz. canned 4 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 14.9 oz. can to a Guinness Imperial pint glass. Served above 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a smooth foamy nitrous head of a creamy mocha white complexion over a deep brown body with crimson highlights. Retention is excellent and lacing is light and spotty. 4.5

(Smell) Soft roasted malts with light herbal and spicy hops. Slightly more enjoyable aroma than the standard Guinness Draught. Potency is mild. 3.25

(Taste) Flavor is incredibly mild, perhaps even more so than Draught. Starts and finishes with a muted, soft caramel malt and a touch of dry roast, hop notes are less prevalent here. Very simple and considerably uninteresting, I don't see how this differs much from Draught. 2.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, smooth, thin. Nitro carbonation adds a silky smoothness for a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Body is light+ for the style, light+ overall. Balance is equally sweet to bitter, although neither are remotely profound, as lightness seems to get the upper hand in this beer. Alcohol profile is very low and there are no off-flavors. 3.25

(Overall) This beer gets as good as it gives, and it doesn't give much. It's difficult to draw any significance that Red Harvest brings over Guinness Draught, but perhaps it's even more bland and flavorless than it's year-round counterpart. There can be much more flavorful and enjoyable Dry Irish Stouts to be had out there. 3

Guinness Ltd.'s
Guinness Red Harvest Stout
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Jadjunk, May 11, 2014
Photo of kilobees
3/5  rDev -3.5%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
Photo of WiserBud
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
Photo of Northtexan
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Northtexan, May 06, 2014
Photo of msturek
3/5  rDev -3.5%

msturek, May 03, 2014
Photo of Washu
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Washu, May 02, 2014
Photo of jburris64
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

jburris64, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Lonelyshadow
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Lonelyshadow, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Ohiolager
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Guinness Red Harvest Stout 4pk nitro can's $8.99(OH)

14.9 fl oz nitro can poured into a 17 oz white wine glass. No freshness date anywhere. But i know when I bought this and I let it age for a good reason. First purchased on Aug 18 2013. Aged for 8 months.

pours as dark as Guinness Draught. No surprise there. a Thick tan two finger head that stays around for a while. Gives way to minimal to decent lacing.

the aroma is pretty weak. A nice note of coffee and toasted malts. A weak hint of cherries, and a bitter sweet caramel yet toffee.

The taste is pretty strait forward. A nice toasted/roasted malts, Reminds me of Guinness draught with a light touch of cherries. Age has not really helped this brew at all. tastes like it did that day back in Aug '13. A light creamy note followed by a bitter sweet coffee cherry note.

Mouth feel is light, and kind of watery. Much like that of Guinness Draught. Not too much else here, maybe a slight cherry taste for the aftertaste.

Overall not too much here, compared to Guinness Draught. It does taste a little better due to the cherries, but as a seasonal Guinness it's not worth the hype. Guinness has always been a nice entry stout, nothing more. I will never compare Guinness to "real" Quality stouts.

Ohiolager, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Two-6
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Two-6, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

FLBeerGuy, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -3.5%

jaydoc, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very attractive with the nitro show settling into a tan head and a reddish and brown clear body.
Certainly a smallish beer with a very easy to drink body.
Soft nitro aroma that doesn't hold much other than light malt of a paler version.
If the goal was a lighter drinking version of their usual stout this is it. No roast, but not sweet either. A little dryness on the finish. No distict bitterness (maybe that is what they were looking for).
I don't mind it. Seems like a breakfast beer. Using this a.m. while brewing. It won't interfere at all.

garymuchow, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Twpsyn
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Twpsyn, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of krampert11
4/5  rDev +28.6%

krampert11, Apr 10, 2014
Guinness Red Harvest Stout from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.