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Aloha B’ak’tun - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

Aloha B’ak’tunAloha B’ak’tun

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BA SCORE
84
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%


Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-06-2013)
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this extra, one more new brewery I can cross off my list of conquests. 12 oz. can.

Pour is black & dare I say, like motor oil...which is one of the most over-used descriptors I can think of (I'll call it 'bitter' later if I can). Moderately carbed. The nose is an ass-spanker: aggressive & forward. Half a Starbucks careens off the surface, backed with a Hershey's Kiss, & a chaste brush of spice. Wow.

Aloha B'ak'tun took me longer to type than a beer with triple the characters. Roast jumps the taste line too & the second impression is that it's drier than salty brine. Fingernail of the Belgian yeast comes through in the middle, subtle, barely detectable, along with mild chocolate, malt sweetness, Spices? I see some over the stove, but I don't taste any. A bit thin. Not anorexic thin, but bony. Easy enough to swig, I guess.

Not a bad beer, but most of the advertised additions are doing a Patrick Swayze (no, not dancing, the other thing) & what you're left with is a dry, rather thin, porter-like experience. Decent enough.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 04:22:54 | More by maximum12
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beertunes

Washington

3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Listed here as a BSDA, listed by the brewer as a Stout. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black color with about 1/4 inch of medium brown head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma led off with a solid roast note that wasn't overpowering. There was a nice malt scent underneath, but nothing that I found to indicative of a "Belgian" aspect. The story was pretty much the same on the tongue, solid roast in front, some malt in the middle, and the roast was a bit sharp and lingered at the back of the palate.

The body was on the thin side for a stout, almost Portery. Drinkability was pretty good, I could see knocking back a few of these. Overall, a nice enough little beer, not exactly what the brewery claims it to be, but probably worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 00:07:19 | More by beertunes
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pants678

California

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black, a nice couple fingers of brown head... that drops to beige.

Smells spicier than it tastes.

There's a sorta sense it gives off as being a Belgian stout, but it sure ain't pronounced. Cinnamon, chipotle, coffee and whatever else is promoted on the back of the can is so subtle. There's nothing wrong with this beer except that the noted additives seem to have no effect or pronouncement. There's a nice sweetness underneath that I'd attribute to yeast and coffee. There's a decent stout here that needs no ingredient promotions.

About what I'd expect without being "Imperial."

Serving type: can

06-11-2013 05:00:19 | More by pants678
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flexabull

California

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can on Kauai.

Pours a deep brown color with a nice tan head that faded away to not much of anything.

Aromas are of bakers chocolate, cocoa, and espresso. Subtle, but still nice.

Taste is of chocolate, light spices, brewed coffee, and cream. Finish has really a real subtle Belgian yeast flavor, and some light chipotle. Nice flavors.

Mouthfeel is good, nice body, with nice carbonation. Soft and not heavy.

Overall, an interesting and tasty stout.

Serving type: can

05-30-2013 03:14:51 | More by flexabull
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mactrail

California

3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego. Dark reddish brown in the tall glass with a beige head that melts away after awhile. Interesting aroma of spice and grain.

The mouthfeel is coarse and a little flat. This seems like a spiced Porter rather than anything Belgian. Finally, a touch of dry yeastiness does creep in, but it seems to evaporate the other flavors rather than add anything to this vaguely unsatisfying concoction. The cinnamon is not too strong, fortunately, and goes well with the sweet maltiness. Flavors of burnt sugar and a bitterish aftertaste with something like scorched mincemeat pie.

Serving type: can

05-02-2013 05:38:10 | More by mactrail
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Two finger, coarse light brown head that dissipated over a few minutes to a thick film and ring around the glass and spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, cinnamon, lightly peppery and quite spicy. Flavor is more subdued, mild toasted malt with hints of smoke, light Mexican chocolate, coffee and light fruit. Finish is very subdued, but as the flavors taper off, the background chipotle becomes detectable, giving an otherwise tame finish a bit of interest. Light to medium bodied, somewhat surprising for the darkness and aroma. A mild dark ale more closely resembling a light Belgian stout crossed with a dry porter. Interesting, but not very assertive.

Serving type: can

04-07-2013 03:29:31 | More by LiquidAmber
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Belgian Stout" should really be a category here on BA.

12oz can picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown over the weekend... Surprised to be the first review here. Poured into my HotD goblet.

1/2" dark brown head dies back very quickly leaving little in the way of a head or a cap... the brew is black.

The nose is pretty full.. dark chocolate, light roast malt, some lesser cinnamon and something that I guess is chipotle.. slightly smokey and possibly chili'eque.

Not much in the way of any thing contributed from any Belgian yeast... a bit of clovey phenols, but I could be confusing that for the cinnamon.. Dark malt/chocolate deliver the main palate punch... cinnamon is fighting to stay afloat, the chipotle has an even more difficult time.. the chili only shows a a minor smokiness.

Body is a medium/light with a light carbonation and a light carbonation... sorta silky on the palate...

Despite my above negatives, this is a pretty decent beer... It just needs more of everything in the aroma and flavor to take it to the next level.

3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 07:00:05 | More by JohnGalt1
Aloha B’ak’tun from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.