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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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 (2042) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SODAK14 (286) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Funny, I looked at most recent reviews and slowrunner77 has pretty much the same views as me. Not a big Guinness fan and really donít think this one is that good. Oh well, Iím hoping for a beer from Guinness that is more pleasing to my palate...Guinness Blonde, which I will try soon!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - SEP 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-14-13- 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė A decent stout, but doesnít live up to the original. Itís a bit sweeter and a bit less roasted. Still it is rather nice, none the less, and very easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"I didnít read the can and donít get the point of this beer. As I am less a fan of the original Guinness, draft, etc... And this seems like a slightly lighter in color and roast version of the regular beer. Nice malt backbone, smooth but watery, like a nitro amber stout hybrid. Once will be enough for me."

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
RevBFG (57) - - AUG 27, 2014
Not a stout. Don't believe the label, it is an Irish Red Ale and a particularly bland one. Not happy with this at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlovell2 (833) - 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 (1421) - 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 (1467) - 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 (3696) - 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 (1038) - 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 (2059) - 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


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