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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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keg, seasonal special
This beer celebrates SAMHAIN (saw-wen), and ancient Celtic Festival to mark the end of the fall harvest. Red Harvest Stout uses lightly roasted barley & sweet Irish malt.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (1706) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Can (nitro): deepest ruby body with some slight clarity; beautiful, creamy head that cascades up & takes forever to form then lasts for the entirety of the brew. Aroma is very soft & subtle... barley, lightly toasted with some roast & a little bit of sweet, steel-y caramel. Almost a little fig & anise happening in the back-end, too. Taste is like a lighter version of Guinness Draught...less roast & a little more blanketed, toffee & caramel sweetness. Still a little bit of roasted barley in there, though. Thin body, dry finish. Light metallic notes in the aftertaste. Not bad, but I prefer regular Draught to this.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlovell2 (727) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours black with a ruby tint and a creamy tan head. Nice roasted malt and sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with caramelized sugars. Finish is smooth with a slight citrus bite. Silky smooth mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1342) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a nice dark amber color with white head. Roasted malts on the nose with just a bit of caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very roasty. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 22, 2014
Can @Hard Rock Hotel: a slightly better selection at the complementary bar. Very light body, watery mouthfeel, thin taste. Food Pairing: Cheese Plate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3548) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Can, nitro. Pours a very clear dark reddish brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose has a lot of grains and a slight bit of bread to it, but I donít get much roasting to it. Taste is slightly dry up front, then descends into a moderately sweet finish. Feels super creamy and smooth from the nitro, though just a tad thin. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (977) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Can, deep red nitro pour. Settles with thick nitro head and ruby hued beer. Aroma is watery malts and the flavor is pretty much the same. Not a whole lot going on here. Really bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1978) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Can. Pours a deep black that fades to a little red tone. Same consistency as Guinness. Taste is similar but maybe a little lighter. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
14.7oz can. The aroma is fairly sweet with plenty of toffee character. A little caramel, but mostly toffee. Transparent amber body with a nitrogenated, soft, off-white head. Way too light in color if theyíre going to call this a stout (itís not, itís an Irish Ale). Starts with a bit of a strange metallic character, before some moderately sweet, mineral-like flavors come through in the middle. Some husks and graininess come in late. This is inoffensive enough, but like I said earlier, this is more of an Irish Ale or a Mild Ale than a stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1249) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Can at home. It was in the 50 cent bin at my local ABC. Yes! Nose is sweet caramel malt, a hint of roast. Thatís it. Flavor is similar with sweet notes, a hint of hop, a creamy body, and a lightly roasted flavor. Very drinkable. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morrdt (685) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tall pint can from a four pack bought at the local Harris Teeter in Huntersville, NC. Pours a deep amber with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is also nice with some sweet malts. Flavor is roasted malts with a nice clean palate and drinks easy to the finish. A good seasonal offering from Guinness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer and Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours amber to ruby with a nitro head, aroma of chocolate, nuts and sweetness, flavor of chocolate, nuts, weak with low carbonation, light bodied.


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