Guinness Red Harvest Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Red Harvest StoutGuinness Red Harvest Stout

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Lemke10 on 08-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Sweffin
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured the typical Guinness hue with maybe a touch more amber along the edges with the typical Guinness setup.

The smell offered very little - perhaps a faint caramel malt.

The taste consisted of light roasted malts and a sweetness not present on the normal offering.

The mouthfeel was smooth as usual.

Overall a sweeter and less flavorful version of the standard draught.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From the widget can L3187GE001-19:58. Sampled on October 3, 2013.

It pours a reddish brown color with moderate clarity and a long-lasting nitro-powered silky tan head. Loads of nitro-powered lacing.

The aroma says "Guinness" right away with their house yeast, roasted barley malts, and sugar sweetness.

I found the body to be thin and watery and that was a disappointment.

But the flavor did give it another solid punch with its roasted malts, molasses sweetness, and a low to moderate bitterness on the end. It also ended very smooth. It was quite easy to quaff probably more due to its thin body than anything else. There is a slight distinction from their regular Guinness stout but it is modest.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Kind of strange to open a Guinness Nitro can and not seeing the pitch black Stout. Pretty brown it is with reddish highlights. The usual smooth and creamy looking head of foam.

The smell I'm getting is not unlike a Guinness Stout. Light aroma of roasted malt and nothing else.

Roasted malt in the taste too but there's more. The subtle sweetness mentioned on the can is there but I don't think it is an asset to the overall taste. I call it a distracting displeasure and makes the brew, for me, much less drinkable than the Draught Stout. Same creaminess in the mouthfeel, obviously, but bottom line, I do not see the NEED for this beer to even exist. End of my story.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark reddish hue with a nitrogen induced cascading effect. An inch of dense, creamy, off-white foam emerges and lasts the duration of the drinking experience.

Aroma of toasted malts and a leafy, perfumey floral hop. Has a bit more hop fragrance than the standard Guinness, perhaps earning the term Harvest Stout from a higher percentage of trademark hops.

In the taste, roasted malt, giving off faint coffee and molasses notes, however faint. Hops are secondary in the flavor, mild, earthy and tea like is the story there. Just a touch of hoppy acidity is present as a tip of the tongue bitterness. Has the soul of Guinness with just a slightly different malt/hop ratio.

The feel of this beer is light bodied, smooth and creamy. The carbonation is low and the brew is a bit watery. Similar to regular Guinness but perhaps thinner.

Overall, this is a decent brew, and very much in the same vein as standard Guinness. I thought the hops stood out just a bit more and the brew is a bit lighter, both in body and feel. Not a bad mild or dry stout.

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Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

New Guinness is always something I look forward to.

Guinness always does well in the looks department and this one is no exception.

Clear light brown to Ruby red concoction with a tall white never dying head. Held up to the light this is decidedly Ruby in color.

Smells lightly malty with a mineral water and herbs scent to it. Roasted grain and a mealy scent. Green spice scent that I ID as cardamom.

Starts out malty with a slight sweetness and a little smoke. Toasted grain and some caramel flavor. Mineral water and a slight chocolate flavor. Bitterness is mild. That being said this is lightly flavored like most UK ales.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a mild and inoffensive ale from Guinness.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cjgator3
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

14.9 ounce nitro-can. Served in a Guinness glass, the beer pours a clear ruby red color with about an inch off-white creamy head that lasts a very, very long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt and some light fruitiness. It tastes like roasted malt, light fruit, coffee and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's slick but also light and thin at the same time. It's smooth and easy enough to drink. However, I like regular Guinness a lot better. Other than the appearance, I think it's an average brew for the most part. I'll finish the 4 pack, but I wouldn't buy this again. $7.49 a 4-pack.

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Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of weeare138
3.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appears a dark crimson toned red with some opaque edges. When held to the light, you can see through the glass. A large head of beige fluff never goes away and leaves scattered lacing stuck around the glass.
Smell is of fruity esters, fresh bread, caramel,a touch of roast, and cocoa, and cream.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with vanilla, and caramel coming to mind atop a fruity, doughy base.
Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, with a lighter finish that refreshes the tastebuds, and leaves me thirsting for my next sip.
I love the Samhain reference on the can. Cool stuff that I would get more of during the Autumn months.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of PEIhop
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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 Axnjxn
2.92/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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