Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company
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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
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 05:53:11 | More by MasterSki
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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'.
Serving type: growler
12-17-2012 02:42:17 | More by emerge077
Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.