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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, licorice, notes of chocolate, and some earthy hops. Light coffee, hints of fruit, and some sweet toast. The flavor is mildly sweet with notes of toast, dark fruit, and licorice. Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt, and coffee. A touch of bitterness and somewhat dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet toasted flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
A clear dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate with nice grassy hops. In mouth, good nutty caramel malt with smooth chocolate malt, coffee, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Chore to drink. Salty, very dry, like a crappy imperial guiness to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Mostly clear very dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Roasty malt, molasses in the nose. Some earthy hop. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish, light chewiness. Nice moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Really solid stout. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the taproom. Pours a clear very dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor has dark chocolate throughout with roasted malts and dark grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate, milk powder, roast, leaves, earth, and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Just a well-done stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7454) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy notes, char, a subtle char and wood. Pretty straight forward stout with some decent finishing touches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks Tmoney99). Looks good; a dark and fairly opaque cola with light beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and roast with a touch of chocolate. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Pours a very deep brown nearly opaque with a small but lasting tan head. The aroma is standard stoutie stuff of roast, chocolate, walnut, tobacco, leather, prune and plums along with a touch of dark wheat bread and herbal hops. The taste is malty and sweet up front but a fair amount of coffee and hop bitterness for balance. Earthy and a bit plastic-y as well. The mouth feel is smooth and ashy. A good stout, nothing more and nothing lass.

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