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Hearths Ablaze - Half Acre Beer Company

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87
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

AlexFields, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

planbee, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

ubufan2112, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

PopnLoads, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Dactrius, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
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.

KVNBGRY, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

hansgruber, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

CelticAleMan, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jd2391, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KAF, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
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.

MasterSki, Dec 29, 2012
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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'.

emerge077, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

vfalstad, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

anticipation23, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

hermit990, Aug 06, 2013
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hopswap1, Dec 17, 2012
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MaseFace, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Nachos4two, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

sweemzander, Nov 13, 2013
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fatboy91, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Hearths Ablaze from Half Acre Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.