Guinness – Red Harvest Stout

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Guinness doesn’t have a website up for this beer.  Here is what the can says:

Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival held every year on All Hallows’ Eve, celebrates the end of the fall harvest and the coming of winter.  On this night, the believers beckon restless spirits from the darkness with bonfires and sweet offerings from the bountiful harvest.  Guinness Red Harvest Stout captures the spirit of that night with its alluring blend of lightly roasted barley and subtly sweet Irish malt.

Look

Alec:  It looks nice and red, unlike some other red beers.  It’s a more clear, more red Guinness.  Same head and everything.

Smell

Vince:  It smells like normal Guinness.

Alec:  Yeah plain Guinness.

Taste

Alec:  Man, that’s good!

Vince:  Yeah, I could definitely see this for a holiday meal or something.  That is smooth, that’s smoother than some Pepsi products.

Alec:  Smoother than water!

Vince:  It wouldn’t be hard to down this entire glass in like, a second.

Alec:  This is almost too smooth; it’s not a sit and sip kinda beer.

Vince:  This is the complete opposite spectrum of beers that I normally like, but it’s just so smooth you can’t help but like it.  I’m imagining drinking this with Thanksgiving dinner, and it wouldn’t overpower anything, which would be great.  I’m impressed.  This is really good, I’m kind of upset that it’s almost gone.

Alec:  I know, we both just blasted right through it.  It has the nitro can too so even though we’ve been drinking this for five minutes now my head still looks like I just poured it.

Drinkability

Vince:  It sits good in the stomach too, I don’t feel like I just had an entire glass of Guinness.

Alec:  So we’re going to drink another one of these while we watch Star Wars?

Vince nods.

Alec:  I could drink an entire pack of these I think.

Vince:  I could drink this like water.

Final Thoughts

Vince:  Definitely recommend this. I hope they keep it around for a little while so I can have lots of it.

Alec:  This has to be my new favorite Guinness.  I’d rather drink this than the regular stuff.

Vince:  I’d agree, I’m so impressed.  You don’t get any nasty byproducts.

Alec:  I agree, there’s nothing that stands out too much, but if you want a good easy-to-drink beer, it’s great.

Vince:  Yeah, this is a no-brainer for any meal that you have.  A no-brainer for just sitting around; this is pretty much your jack-of-all-trades beer.  I could have this during a Bar-B-Q and not feel like I’m drinking a Guinness.

Alec:  Guinness, keep it around.

Vince:  Exactly.

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