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Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 02-19-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Smells of chocolate and berries, nice aroma. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, dark goodness. Beer is light bodied, decent carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.79. No freshness date on the can.

Poured into an Iron Goat snifter, this was a dark brown color that looked virtually black when held up to light. There was a big, creamy mocha colored head that left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Initially, there was a milky, lactic smell to this beer. There was also a spicy note that reminded me of unsweetened cinnamon. As it warmed, the aroma became more chocolatey and began to reveal the vaunted chipotle peppers. There’s also a somewhat off-putting aroma of something like iron (hopefully, no blood was used in the making of this beer). The cinnamon and chipotle peppers seem to have a problem playing nice – each one gets kind of brash, as if it’s trying to outdo the other.

The taste is of mild, bland chocolate with some cinnamon accents and a very mild pepper flavor. There’s a roasty quality to the malts that remind me more of a porter than a stout. I was expecting more interesting flavor from this, and what there was didn’t meld together terribly well.

The body is a bit watery, and the mouthfeel and carbonation was disappointing for something bragging about being a “Belgian” stout.

An interesting idea on paper, but the reality was underwhelming. I’d like to know how old this was. There’s a reference to “future” releases coming from Maui in 2013 (!), so I have a sneaking suspicion it’s been sitting around for a couple of years. It could have been more bold and flavorful when recently canned, but I think that ship has sailed.

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Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.