Red Howes | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black in color with a creamy biege head, Red Howes is a stout brewed with 2-Row barley, a blend of roasted malts and 3,000lbs of local cranberries, both Red Howes and Early Black varieties. The finished beer has cocoa, coffee and berries in the aroma and flavors of dried fruit and bitter chocolate with a slight tartness and a dry, lingering finish.

Added by hopley on 02-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by RandomExile:
Photo of RandomExile
2.39/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: dark brown to black; full, fine cocoa head; checkered webs of lacing
S: cocoa, coffee, malt, farmyard, hints of berry
T: cocoa/coffee, charred wood, berries, medicine
M: medium-bodied, coating, dryish
O: the farmyard elements reminded me of hay and compost and vomit, while the medicinal notes reminded me why children fight so fiercely against their doses.

12oz/snifter/Victoria Gastro Pub

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Photo of Abstract_Alegebra
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap into 10oz snifter at beer run in cville. Eyes are like looking into deep space with a light collar on the head with a few sirrus cloud micro bubbles inside. Nose is malts, subtle coco and coffee characterized by smoked peat. Taste is malt, subtle coffee/dark chocolate up front with a bit of a smoked feature as present in the nose, which as others have mentioned, decays to an interesting berry tartness. Overall, interesting take on the unique fruit stout, and I would recommend to people interested in stouts as i am. Otherwise, prob aren't missing too much passing this one up.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at blind tiger in an 8 oz tulip- very dark, nice finger and a half of mocha colored head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is nice and intriguing- roasted malts, vaguely smoky and a hint of cranberry.

Tastes great- rich roasted malt profile, certainly has some bitterness to it, and a very nice light cranberry flavor. Not intrusive but it's definitely there. Lovely.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium full bodied and decent carbonation. A little bit cloying but it is a stout. Really tastes great but leaves something to be desired in other aspects.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out like a stout but then you can taste hints of cranberries—the berries become a little stronger and linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste nearly as strong or full-bodied as other Russian Imperial Stouts, but the cranberries make the taste unique. It is very easy to drink.

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Photo of salthemonster
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Red Howes from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 145 ratings