If you noticed there haven’t been a lot of Hangover Thursdays lately. There is a pretty simple reason for that, I just haven’t had much time to go out and drink. I also had such a stockpile of beer in my refrigerator I didn’t need to go searching for anything new. So when I finally went back to my friendly neighborhood liquor store I was pretty surprised to see that Guinness has a fall seasonal on the shelves. The beer I’m talking about is Guinness’ Red Harvest. It’s a pretty ominous sounding title and I’m a sucker for things like that so of course I picked up a four-pack.
Harvest Stout is billed as a smooth and alluring stout. The package I found was a four pack of 14.9oz
cans. The new stout has an ABV of 4.1%
compared to the 4.2% of regular Guinness.
While it pours the same creamy head of a Guinness, Red Harvest looks
much different once everything has settled.
The familiar black is replaced with a dark red. The taste is a bit sweeter than that of a
regular stout, in fact it feels more like someone poured a mixture of a
Guinness and an Irish Red. If you want a
hearty stout, this isn’t the beer you want.
If you want a something along the lines of a Half and Half this isn’t a
bad way to go. I’d rate it as an average
beer. There are better options out
there, but you could do far worse.