Guinness Red Harvest Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Red Harvest StoutGuinness Red Harvest Stout
310 Ratings
Guinness Red Harvest StoutGuinness Red Harvest Stout

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

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.

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from nitro can into a Guinness pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a reddish tinted cola color with tons of cream colored carbonation/nitro bubbles suspended within. The bubbles can be seen cascading up through the brew, producing that wonderful look of nitro tap brew. As the carbonation/nitro streams up through the brew, it produces a wonderfully thick and creamy looking cream colored head that has a fantastic level of retention. The head very slowly fades leaving a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather light overall and consists of some caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Along with these smells are some notes of grain and a little bit of a cocoa and fruit smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a creamy roasted malt flavor and a bit of a light fruit sweetness. As the flavor moves on the sweetness initially fades with some more toasted malt flavors coming to the tongue. Flavors of toast and a bit of coffee come to the tongue more toward the end, combining with a very light resurgence of sweetness to produce and overall dry and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation/nitro level that is slightly lower. Both are what would be expected for a nitro driven brew and make for a nice creamy and smooth feel.

Overall – A decent stout, but doesn't live up to the original. It’s a bit sweeter and a bit less roasted. Still it is rather nice, none the less, and very easy drinking.

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Photo of Wrex68
3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.69/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More of a cola brown hue once the cascading effect settles out in my nonic pint glass. One inch thicket of cream head, great looking low alcohol option brand new to local grocery stores. Aroma has some perceived sweetness from the malty nose, typically Guinness has a dark roasted malt with herbal approach this is upfront with a nice bready sweet maltiness. A bit of slight fruitiness almost a tart sour mash quality about it as well. Flavor imagine a lighter Guinness, herbal mint minimal earthy hop profile with a creamy bready malt sweetness complemented by the dark roasts that make up the back bone of this beer. You have to dig down to perceive flavors here it's really light on the palate, the nitro can provides a very airy light feel giving it much less body than your average harvest stout. Overall I can deal with a new option to try, I'm also seeing all of these seasonal options from New Castle I guess they are following our trends on the other side of the pond.

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Photo of Gww1864
3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Mikecap
3.17/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured a deep brownish color with three fingers of nice foamy khaki head. Looks like your typical Guinness, and definitely the best part of this beer.

Aroma: Light roastiness, some chocolate and hints of coffee, again typical Guinness.

Taste: Slight bitterness up front, with some creamy notes, touches of chocolate and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied for a stout, some creaminess with low bitterness. Easy drinking but I'd love to see more body and texture.

Overall: Eh, it really isn't bad, not something I want to drink all of the time, but a decent session stout, have to credit the brewers there.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of barnzy78
3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - deep mahogany with a ruby tinge when held to a light. Huge creamy, cascading ivory head holds excellent retention
S - sweet malt, roasted barley, cream - all pretty minimal
T - familiar Guinness stout flavors here with roasted barley, sweet malt, faint chocolate and caramel; sweeter than their usual stout, but it seems like less flavor
M - extra smooth and creamy, but rather watery; finishes semi-dry with a faint lingering roastiness, very very easy to drink
O - I like it, but I prefer their stouts over this one. Nice to try something different from this brewer but it seems a bit gimmicky

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Photo of Billolick
3.56/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

14.9 oz. can with a nitro widget inside.

No freshness/canning date/consume by info.

Pours very dark amber with a reddish hue. Typical Guinness/nitro pour with the cascades of tiny bubbles flowing upwards to form a solid, lasting and creamy khaki cap. Leaves real nice looking and copious tiny bubble sheeting all up and down the glass. Nice looking beer. Actually the look is the highlight of this beer...and thats not really a good thing...

Nose is faintly of milk chocolate and some sweet malts.

This beer is quite thin, to the point of being watery

Flavor is equally restrained. More mild chocolate, and some mild minerally notes and again some sweet malts.

Uninspiring in its super thin body and super subtle flavor notes.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Larence
3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

It is as it says..on the can.
Alluring blend of lightly roasted barley and subtly sweet Irish malt.
It's very very smooth, malty and goes down smoother than any beer or ale
that I've ever drank. There is not a hell of a lot of taste however.
After all is said and done, I just finished a can since "review" began..goin back for more, and more...

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep ruby color with a fingers worth of the usual Guinness nitro head that sticks around for the entirety of the beer

S: Some roasted malts and sweetness. Not much else

T: Starts off with a bit of roastiness followed by a light sweetness that lingers on well into the finish. Maybe some dark chocolate as well, but that's about it

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Pretty much the same as usual Guinness with a bit of extra sweetness that washes over any complexities it might have. I quite like it (more because I'm particularly fond of sweet beers) and enjoy a regular Guinness from time to time. It's also interesting to see a red stout. I'd drink it again

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Photo of thecheapies
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A translucent purple-red stout with clarity. Still it's crowned with a creamy block of nitro head from the can widget. Cascaded beautifully. I always dig this look.

Sweet Irish malt is very noticeable right off the bat. Roastiness is still very subdued. Mild and not pronounced, for a stout. The sweeter grain malt blankets the usually boring, halfway-mineral notes of a standard Guinness Draught nitro-can beer's malt offerings.

Tastes uniquely bland. Malty muck with a subtle Irish Red character. Lightly-sweetened by this new grain malt, but lacks toast. Malt roast is somewhat dry, still, but the finish seems powdery. The body is still milky, but not creamy like Guinness Irish Dry Stout on nitro. Carbonation is micro fine and low. Fell short of what it could've been.

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Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Guinness Red Harvest Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 310 ratings
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