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Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company

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86
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

KAF, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

The_Drunken_Sniper, May 28, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

KVNBGRY, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sbxx, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ubufan2112, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

oldvines, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jschott75, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dedbeer, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

olafphysics, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thorpe429, Dec 31, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +13%
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!!!

312HopBomb, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

anticipation23, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

CesarLopes, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

sweemzander, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NeutroMan, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jegross2, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

briiguy, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Farnswurth, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Christopher0331, Oct 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Dactrius, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mecummins, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

planbee, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hermit990, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bcm75, Jun 14, 2013
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Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.