Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.34/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This stout is not black but rather a deep dark garnet hue held against bright light. Slight head with some nice lacing.
One sniff reveals sweet chocolate and some coffee with aromatic roasted malt.
The taste is smooth, creamy and velvety. A nice dark chocolate flavor with some coffee and slight roast with none of the bitter roast of some stouts. Just the right amount of malty sweetness that finishes with a slight earthy hop bitterness.
This has a light body for a stout which makes for a drinkable beer. Light carbonation with fine bubbles for a smooth texture.
I really appreciate this stout. Full of flavor without being heavy. Tastes more choco forward than last year's version which is good! Cheers and Merry Christmas to the staff at HA!!!
Serving type: growler
12-26-2013 00:05:50 | More by 312HopBomb
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a jet black body and a rigorous pour only produces a bubbly mesh of light tan for a short bit. There are a few microbubbles that glide to the surface.
S- The slightly sweet dry roasted malt has a dark chocolate nougat note and a finish with just a touch of soy sauce but it is very pleasant.
T- The roasted black malt is slightly dry and fresh with a black roasted graham flavor in there and a dark roasted cola flavor in the finish. A touch of sweetness compliments the gentle roasted barley flavor that lingers.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a nice tight fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- This is a nice tasty stout with some dry stout character and some milk stout character. It also has many subtle layers of flavor that leave me wanting another sip.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 16:44:09 | More by rhoadsrage
Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.