Guinness Red Harvest Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Red Harvest StoutGuinness Red Harvest Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lemke10 on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ebmahoney
3.84/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
3.83/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Mahogany brown in color, with a large, dense, and quite creamy off-white head, and very thick, utterly glass-coating lacing.

Aroma: Moderately roasted malt, light caramel, some nuts, and very slight herbal hops.

Taste: The taste begins with dark caramel, toasted malts, and an undercurrent of nuts, which carries throughout. The dark caramel and toasted nuts persist throughout the taste, and a little bitter cocoa appears along the way. Finishes with a modest note of herbal hop bitterness and lingering roasted malts.

Mouth feel: Very smooth, soft, and pleasant, velvety to the palate.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable, quite nice. Its hard to imagine a more appropriate Halloween (or Samhain) ale.

Presentation: Packaged in a fourteen point nine ounce nitro can with a nitro capsule, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice,

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3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of patch911
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

For a stout, it's not bad at all

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Photo of SierraFlight
2.27/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured from nitro can. Pretty, thick Guinness head with nice cascading fizz. Reddish-brown hue. Some roasted malt aroma, but not much going on. Taste is weak malts and hardly anything else. Entirely forgettable.

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Photo of CutthroatXander
3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great tasting stout, wish it was sold all year long

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2.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.21/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.56/5  rDev +45.7%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.28/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.11/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev +22%

I picked this one up in a singles cooler. It was sitting way back and I figured hey, something bigger than 12 oz...it's a better deal!

Only later did I realize that this beer celebrated demon festivals and druids of the celtic religion. Needless to say I don't want to partake in that so I'm gonna taste it quick and probably get rid of it. Personal choice.

Appearance (4.5) : Pours a very creamy head that, combined with the body actually shows about three different hues of color. The first hue is a dark brown which is the body, then where the body meets the head it's a shade lighter, and finally the head which is a traditional creamy Guinness white cap. Eventually it separates into a dark currant red body and a creamy white cap about 1 finger that stays probably forever. It's probably got about the neatest, most uniform looking cap I've seen. The body is about 90% opaque. The lacing as I drink it is simply world class.

Aroma (3.75) : Smells harvest season-ish. Pumpkin, cranberry, currant, some sweet cinnamon. Anise candy. Perhaps even a little butterscotch. It smells sweet. Bouquet is weak in strength, though.

Taste (3.5) : It's different. It has a sour and lightly tinny ale flavor that goes away pretty quick, but then glides down so smooth. There's hints of oats and wheat as well. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, and overall it is pretty tasteless, but what IS there tastes pretty alright.

Mouthfeel (4) : A+ for this beer. It's a great feel and is signature Guinness creaminess. Almost too creamy, but not quite. Lightly carbonated to keep that in check. It's basically like drinking whole milk with just a little zip. The finish is almost nothing, though.

Overall : (3.82)

(Side Bar - Upon pouring I noticed there was some sort of object in the can. I cut the can open with a knife and carefully peeled back the top to reveal a plastic ball. Upon a quick internet search I realized this was called "a widget", and that's what is responsible for such an exceptional head and retention. Interesting.)

I think this beer is a great tasting offering from Guinness. Why they decided to dedicate it to druids and celtic pagan festivals is beyond me. Sadly I won't be buying this again for personal and religious reasons but I can rate the beer on its own merit that it is worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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1/5  rDev -68.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +18.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.13 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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