Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.
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Reviews by atigerlife:
2.99/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
I'll start by saying I'm a huge fan of MBC. With that out of the way...this seasonal offering was not up to standard.
Pours black with a two-finger light brown he3ad that dissipates rather quickly.
Aroma of roasted malts, pepper, clove. Some other stuff going on here that I can't quite figure out.
Taste is roasted malts, clove, cinnamon and chocolate. There is also a certain mustiness that is not particular attractive.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly lifeless.
Overall, I'm underwhelmed. Not a particularly focused brew. Better luck next time MBC....
Serving type: can
03-04-2013 02:30:11 | More by atigerlife
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3.28/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can poured into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pitch black pour. Creamy beige head takes its time,but eventually settles to a thin cap. A delicate ring of lacing circles the glass.
S: Semi sweet dark chocolate, smoke and soot, faint whiffs of black pepper, dried chilis, and cinnamon. Not much 'pop' on the nose.
T: Smoke and soot up front. Bakers chocolate. Faint cinnamon. Flash of clove and some oily hops. The chipotle contribution is very downplayed, just the slightest hint of peppery warmth on the back end. Cola. Touch of candidate sugar fruitiness. Dry chocolatey and sooty finish with the slightest hint of chipotle heat.
M: Rather thin and light. Slight creaminess, but it lands on the watery side. Gentle scrubbing carbonation.
O: About as complex as a doorknob. Adjunct contributions are weak and uninspired, yeast character is seriously lacking, and the body is too thin and watery. A lot of bells and whistles on paper, but in the end this is an exceedingly average beer. Maui needs to go bigger and bolder all around with this one.
Serving type: can
02-04-2014 04:36:51 | More by ryan1788a5
Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.