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Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.03%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Clocking in at a pleasant 6.5% ABV, Hearths Ablaze is a stout brewed to be enjoyed while basking in the warmth of your fireplace. Hoisted up by roasted-chocolate aroma, jet black in color, silky smooth in taste and feel, this is a straight-forward stout built for wintertime accompaniment.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-11-2012)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2013 03:53:00 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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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

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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

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Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.