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Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by soulgrowl:
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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Piano key black. Nice tall head, dark latte foam in color and consistency, but it doesn't last. Smells irony (like Guinness), dominated by caramel and chocolate, with the faintest waft of cinnamon. Kinda like the cinnamon brownies I make. Kinda. There's a hint of walnut here that I really dig, and a bit of brown sugar. Nice.

For a beer that lists cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate as ingredients, this doesn't taste much like cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate. There's a vague cola-like cinnamon spice note, even vaguer smokiness, and somehow less chocolate than an ordinary stout. Mostly this tastes like liquorice – molasses, dates, cola, anise – which is no bad thing, not at all. But it doesn't do, as they say, what it says on the tin. The texture is a bit thin and bubbly as well, and that, combined with the oddly spiced flavor, makes me feel like this is less a great stout and more like a good (but weird) whisky and cola.

soulgrowl, Jul 26, 2013
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12 oz can. Pours inky black with a medium pillowy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - sweet and roasty chocolate malts and grains with some cinnamon.

The flavor is very off - cardboardy, mineral, vegetal malts with some roast and a hint of cinnamon and peppers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very watery.

Overall, I don't know if I got a bad sample, but this was subdued and off. I really like the chocolate chili beers, but this didn't have much to it.

Beaver13, May 01, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black with just a hint of light brown light seeping through the edges, fizzy dark tan head eventually disappears, leaving just a ring around the edges

S- lightly smoked roasted malt with a whiff of chocolate, slightly spicy with some peppery notes, some dry ash on the backend

T- smoky and ashy malt flavors up front eventually give way to some light chocolate notes. There are some spicy notes mid-palate, but can't pick out any cinnamon, slightly earthy and tangy notes are also noticed, typical of belgian style. The finish is dry and roast with just a trace of heat from the peppers.

M- medium-light body with high carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish, abv is is hidden quite well

0- this one was pretty good, I would have preferred more of an emphasis on the cinnamon and pepper. Worth a try but not the price

Treyliff, Aug 27, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a snifter glass.

A mocha foamy head that makes about slightly more than a finger tall, settles and leaves a good collar of about 3mm. Very dark walnut black body, can hardly see through this at all. Pretty solid looking stout.

On the bouquet there is a little bit of roast character, with some dark chewy bread and sense of dark bakers chocolate. Not particularly spice as hinted from the ingredients and can listing. Still an interesting nose.

Palate is a little bit thin even to style. Roast character melds fine on the palate, but finishes a bit wet. Aftertaste is virtually un-noticeable. No sense of spices, chocolate that was hinted on the nose. I wish I could say more about the palate, but there's not much going on here.

Overall it's not a terrible beer, but for all the incredible spice and flavors it mentions it really doesn't come out to play. As for Belgian that's even a bigger surprise cause this hardly feels anything Belgian stout like at all (See de-Struise for Damnation III for a good one). This just feels like a standard roasty stout and one I could skip.

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Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.