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

bottled
common

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unknown

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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.


fidelis83's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Clear, dark garnet-tinted brown pour with a 3 finger, super creamy (poured from nitro widget can), beige, slightly pinkish head. Aroma is light toast, roast, coffee and butter. Flavor is sweet malt, light nuttiness, buttery toffee, overripe tree fruit, a little mild roast coffee and some mineral and metallic notes. Palate is thin watery and a little syrupy, with nearly no carbonation and an off dry finish. Not very good similar to Guinness, in several ways, but not nearly as good. They can stop it with the Nitro Widgets any time now.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SODAK14 (294) - 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 (1820) - - 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 (6084) - 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 (59) - - 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 (887) - 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 (1512) - 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 (1472) - 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 (3794) - 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 (1068) - 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 (2137) - 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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