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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.

andyhwcinc's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1843) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5431) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap @ Half Acre: Dense, black. Semi-foamy & lightly creamy khaki head sits on top. Kind of chunky, not much lacing left on the glass, though. Roasted barley & toasted oatmeal aroma, chocolate malt with a touch of ashy char, cacao nibs, & coffee ground. Just a faint hint of creamy sweetness buried beneath, but this is a roasty beast. Flavor is actually a bit sweeter. Dark chocolate, mild anise, mild cream. Still has a nice bitter bite from heavily roasted malts & charred barley, but some toasted caramel, milky chocolate, & faint brown sugar notes clean things up a bit. Roasty finish. Not overly sweet, not dry, either. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists moderate-heavy chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, faint vanilla, and faint grape. It’s a dark brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, lighter caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The finish has roasted nuts, light fruit, and a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Tap; Dark brown/black color; Heavy to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, dark chocolate, hops, and some coffee; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12877) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bomber from the brewery, rating from notes. Pours a rich black with a nice tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, some cocoa, touches of nuts and molasses. Flavor is dry and quite english in nature. Earthy, nice rich chocolate and cocoa notes. Touches of baker’s chocolate, some nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, silky texture. Finishes roasty. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. The pour is dark with a little head around the rim. The aroma is all malt, smells yummy. The taste is also a big malt bomb. Thin, but not disappointedly thin. A nice drinking stout that I could drink all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8996) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13459) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Chore to drink. Salty, very dry, like a crappy imperial guiness to me.

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