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Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-13-2013 18:36:16 | More by AlexFields
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planbee

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-17-2013 02:38:55 | More by planbee
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

02-23-2014 21:02:29 | More by ubufan2112
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-17-2012 04:15:41 | More by PopnLoads
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

09-13-2013 00:08:51 | More by Dactrius
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-11-2013 21:18:26 | More by spycow
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-08-2013 20:19:46 | More by CelticAleMan
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-18-2013 18:44:54 | More by Jd2391
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

On-tap at Half Acre. Served in a 5oz taster glass.

A - Tan foam with a thin cap, thicker collar, and a few specks of lace. Dark brown body with some ruby-brown glints to it.

S - Molasses-heavy, with dark breads, baker's chocolate, a touch of caramel, and a bit of roast that comes out as the beer warms up.

T - The taste is definitely on the liquid dark and toasty bread side of things, with fairly low roast and sweetness. Some baker's chocolate, anise, and a hint of molasses.

M - Very chewy, with good heft for only 6.5%. Fairly dry and roasty texture even if it didn't manifest that much in the flavor. No alcohol presence and moderate carbonation.

D - Solid beer, but nothing super crazy. I could have used a bit more chocolate and roast, but this is a pretty solid straight-up stout.

12-29-2012 05:53:11 | More by MasterSki
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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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vfalstad

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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fatboy91

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2012 15:44:28 | More by thewimperoo
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Texas

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

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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