1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Guinness Red Harvest Stout - Guinness Ltd.

Not Rated.
Guinness Red Harvest StoutGuinness Red Harvest Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

294 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 294
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Guinness Red Harvest Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 294 | Reviews: 76 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of semaj
3/5  rDev -3.5%

semaj, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of dental
3/5  rDev -3.5%

dental, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Auslander
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Auslander, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of RBuckley73
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

RBuckley73, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

TheBigBoy, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nitro can, one of the only beers I feel is valid to have nitro, and can is neat too. It's the end of stout season, so time to kill the remaining stouts as all the IPAs, saisons, and spring ales roll in.

The anticipation as the upside-down waterfall slowly radiates upwards... eventually settling on a huge creamy foamy 1.5 finger rich head that never seems to fade, lots of lacing all over too a thick white frothy completely covered lacing, over a very dark but somewhat clear mahogany dark brown with a nice ruby hue.

Nose has some nitro but not as much as I expected, a mild dark malt, creamy dark malt, as well as some toasty reddish malts, caramel, coppery malt notes, hint of a creamy cocoa like. but not much else, pretty light as expected.

Taste comes on creamy again, lots of nitro again, but this time more malty flavors, candy malt with a little caramel and reddish syrup candy without the syrup, as well as some Belgian-flavored amber malts, almost like a Belgian amber ale underneath, toasty reddish coppery malts, with a hint of a dark malt character, and touch of a creamy chocolate, mild biscuit note too. A hint of bitterness in there, I think more from the dark malts than any actual hops. Finish is sticky and just sticks all over the mouth, drier though, with a little bitterness, more dark malts and creamy flavors lingering.

Mouth is med bod, creamy, but not much for carbonation despite the widget and upside down waterfall.

Overall meh, wasn't expecting much, and that's about what I got. Just a lighter version of regular Guinness with a little toasty reddish malt and caramel coppery malt notes, pretty bland overall.

jlindros, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of nate_lyon
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

nate_lyon, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of tygry
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

tygry, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Gemini6
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Gemini6, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of erialbill
3/5  rDev -3.5%

erialbill, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of jeranbrews
2.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A - good head nice clingy lacing. Dark body but way too high clarity.

S - what smell? Aeresol and left over cereal milk.

T - kind of like a poor man's black and tan. Weaker than regular guineas but similar.

M - too thin. Too watery.

D - a disappointment. I won't be looking for this next fall.

jeranbrews, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Snow81
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Snow81, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

LXIXME, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of kguyty
3/5  rDev -3.5%

kguyty, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of aflies
3/5  rDev -3.5%

aflies, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

grahuba, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Chuck_25
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Chuck_25, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Auraan
3.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured a deep red with a one-finger fluffy off-white head that left abundant lacing. Also poured with a nice nitro-cascade. Quite good looking, the best element of the beer. Scents of toasted malt, some roasted malt and a faint fruitiness. The aroma is quite weak however, and very difficult to pick out anything standout. Not an unpleasant aroma, but nothing amazing. Flavor begins with toasted and roasted malt, bitterness from roasted malt. A bit of grassiness in the middle, alongside some faint caramel. The finish is a bit bitter with some metallic off-flavors. This carries into the aftertaste. The flavor is similar to the typical Guinness flavor, with just a bit more caramel. Its nothing amazing, but its not bad either. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with low carbonation, and a slightly watery feel. About what you'd expect from a nitro Guinness. Overall its not a bad beer, but it doesn't drink like a stout. Its more of a red ale, not what I was expecting. Its still good and I am glad I got to try it.

Auraan, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of onlymurderers
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 25, 2014
Guinness Red Harvest Stout from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.