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Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company

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86
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle picked up in chicago suburbs when i was there not all that long ago. enjoyed from my half acre snifter.

a - poured a bold, yet watery black. shined like silk. thin to no head leaving small bubble pools and a ring on the surface of the beer.

s - nice cocoa smell...some big coffee roast. bittery bakers chocolate. some nuttiness.

t - big roast. some coffee crossed with chocolate. great stout to warm up with next to a fire. very VERY solid.

m - medium bodied, great feel. bold and roasty.

o - overall, a really nice big robust american stout. great roast, nice chocolate and coffee. i'm surprised the ratings aren't better for this. for an american stout, this puppy kills!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:14:34 | More by cosmicevan
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-28-2014 22:07:14 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not sure if it was shaken up, or frozen, or heated up, but this was flat, and almost scent less/tasteless. Received as an extra in a trade. Thanks Chris!

Ap - Deep brown, with a lighter brown around the edges. The head looked like flat, work out khaki foam. It settled to a tiny ring and left some spotty lace.

Ar - Not a whole lot going on. From what I can gather, it seems like raisinettes with a hint of char.

T - Ugh... Boring. Odd raisinettes flavor again. No noticeable off-flavors. It just tastes, off. This reminds me of someone's first attempt at a big brown ale homebrew.

M - Flat. Almost no alcohol, or carbonation. This is not good.

O - I would like to try this on draught. I hope it's just the bottle. This is one of those beers that have a great label, but... I hope this is a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 01:06:26 | More by KVNBGRY
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-10-2014 21:02:37 | More by gmendez1122
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
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
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Wisconsin

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Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.