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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Half Acre. Sweet! Pours black with a tan head. The nose is super nutty and roasty, cocoa and grain. No hops. On tasting, moderately bitter with more of that full nutty notes. Chocolate and roast. Drying finish overall. Pretty excellent stout here!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1296) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bomber from Evanston 1st liquors thanks to beermenus. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head and no lacing. Aroma has cocoa, caramel, light molasses and chocolate liquour. Taste is of sweet caramel, some bakers chocolate with some malty roast and some salty licorice. Smooth and slightly syrupy. Finishes sweetly bitter with some linger. Another solid Half Acre dark brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at the tap room. Pours a dark black brown with a beige head. Nice roasty and nutty nose. Simple but solid. Creamy yet high on that harsh black patent malt with an under note of peanut butter. Strong bitter flavors. But it becomes watery fast. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at the source. Nice surprise... Pours a mostly opaque deeper cola hue with reddish edges allowing some light to penetrate through. A wispy thin film of light beige head rests atop... Aroma of medium roast and chocolate notes with a bit of a grain backing. Solid and just what the description calls for... Flavors are more of the same: drinkable roast and chocolate malts. Light prickly carbonation with a medium body. Solid

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Dechutes snifter. A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown highlights around the edges. A tan head recedes to a thin cap and collar of foam. Sticky, soapy lace is left down the glass. S: Roasty and sweet up front. There are some light dark fruits and some bitter backer chocolate. T: More dark and roasty than the nose would suggest. Sweet, creamy malts. Bitter bakers chocolate with just a faint hint of coffee. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry on the finish. Easily drinkable. O: Not going to knock your socks off with flavor, but itís a really easy drinking stout (almost porter-like). Iíd recommend if lower ABV stouts tickle your fancy. Serving type: bottle

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is rich, dark and milky chocolates with a good amount of roasts and a bit of a grainy nuttiness. Flavor is similar. Rich, nutty chocolates with a solid roast backing. A bit grainy with a touch of creamy vanilla. Finishes dry with plenty of rich chocolates and a balanced roast. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a straightforward, but very enjoyable stout. Rich chocolates and a balanced roast backing in a smooth, easy drinking body. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep blackish body, decent haze as the edges get a firm glowing ruby copper glow. Light shows on bottom and edges. A brownish small head sits atop, ring thicker and laces ok. Aromas are gentle cocoa, darker malts, and toast. Dryness, some bigger toffee, toast, and dryness. A gentle roasty quality with mellow dusting of bakers chocolate. Initial is medium bodied, a bit bigger, offering firm silky dark malts, cocoa and toffee. Toast, roast is mellow yet grows slowly. Kiss of dryness, dark cocoa hit the nostrils. Mellow yet inviting. Initial is thicker, toffee and biscuits, black malt and bready toast. Some sweetness, big of chocolate mixing sweet and darker elements, dryness, gentle spice. Middle shows some bread, gentle dryness, black malts and gentle roast, coffee grounds are subtle. More cocoa and biscuits, gentle roasty earth and fuller dark malt feel without getting too sticky. Backend shows a gentle spice, dryness, earth. Lingering cocoa, faint dash of dark fruit dances in at times but never gets in away for a person that doesnít generally like it. Silky elements, goes down smooth. Lingering cocoa, mellow roast and dryness into the finish. Well integrated, good flavors are firm, yet quite quaffable. Enjoyed. Itís not complex, but itís an enjoyable winter offering that you could drink a good deal of. A well constructed stout, giving odes to all elements and remaining lighter and dry through the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Enjoyed a 5oz sampler at the Half Acre Taproom in Chicago, IL after being kicked out for a Downton Abbey watching party. Appearance is a dark cola brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, not much lactose, more of a roasted oatmeal stout. Taste is pretty smooth with a light bitterness, mostly chocolate, taste is pretty good. Nothing outstanding. Just good and solid.


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