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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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mecummins

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-08-2013 23:54:14 | More by mecummins
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vfalstad

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-16-2012 18:34:01 | More by vfalstad
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

(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.

04-23-2013 16:44:09 | More by rhoadsrage
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Christopher0331

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-03-2013 15:19:44 | More by Christopher0331
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-08-2013 04:23:03 | More by Gonzoillini
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emerge077

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

32 oz. growler, poured into a pint glass.

Thin layer of creamy tan foam, a collar forms around the edges, irregular arcs of lace adhere to the glass as well.

Initial aroma had a note of peanut butter, later becoming roasty with a little bit of blackened malt.

Dry and bitter with a smooth feel, though a bit of a CO2 bite at first. It mellows out nicely as it warms. Nutty aftertaste with a bit of coffee bitterness and unsweetened chocolate. Light bodied, drinks more like a porter almost. Pleasant and drinkable, tasty and suited well to cooler weather when hearths are indeed ablazin'.

12-17-2012 02:42:17 | More by emerge077
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2013 00:36:45 | More by jegross2
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tfidler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-13-2013 04:42:06 | More by tfidler
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-25-2013 05:49:45 | More by hansgruber
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into two pint glasses. Special thanks the HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to the dood for making the trip with me!

A: Pours an appropriately dark, inky black-brown. Two fingers of creamy, light khaki colored foam spings up on top before slowly settling down to a full skim that left a bunch of lace behind.

S: A slight aroma of toasted marshmallow when first poured. This is followed by some dark chocolate, cocoa, and lots of roasted malt. Healthy roast in the smell.

T: See above. The roastiness of the smell get balanced here by more chocolate & cocoa. Pretty standard yet solid.

M: A tad thin when first poured. This chilled for about 4 hours in our beer fridge before we shared the bottle and it was around 52-54 degrees. Perfect temp for me for a stout. I let mine sit for about 20 minutes and it thickened slightly, but still remained a bit on the thin side of the stout spectrum.

O: We liked this and dug the balance between chocolate and roast. I was, however, slightly off-put by the thinness I perceived in my pour. We have another bottle and will re-evaluate at a later date.

12-16-2012 16:40:45 | More by GbVDave
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-25-2013 23:50:43 | More by anticipation23
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hermit990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2013 02:30:31 | More by hermit990
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-02-2013 17:18:10 | More by johunnic
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2013 14:34:22 | More by Thorpe429
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2012 14:50:26 | More by hopswap1
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-10-2013 00:45:28 | More by MaseFace
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-16-2013 00:40:11 | More by Nachos4two
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-13-2013 03:58:15 | More by sweemzander
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Served in a snifter at the tap room.

Finishing things up here with a beer I though I missed out on by not investing in a gift basket. Nice. This stuff pours a dark garnet-tinged black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises toasted biscuit, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a decent sense of cinnamon. The taste brings in more of the same, though a general sense of toasted sourdough pervades, providing a mild bit of bready sourness that detracts a bit, but not enough to make me unhappy in any tangible manner. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice stout, nothing to get excited about, but a more-than-tasty beverage for those cold winter nights in the City.

12-31-2012 18:38:13 | More by TMoney2591
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-12-2013 02:29:35 | More by NeutroMan
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fatboy91

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-28-2012 06:34:41 | More by fatboy91
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MNPikey

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.9%

06-09-2013 03:38:55 | More by MNPikey
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cosmicevan

New York

4.39/5  rDev +14%

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!

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2014 08:39:08 | More by dedbeer
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Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.