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Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 02-19-2013)
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California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2014 04:09:26 | More by Booner818
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-12-2014 19:30:51 | More by windypete
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-24-2013 07:27:19 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-24-2013 00:36:59 | More by beernads
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-20-2013 14:57:29 | More by sgoro
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App: Dark cola brown that allows no light to pass through. Almost black. Thick, dark head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Lackluster retention for a stout.
Smell: Carob like roasted nose. Different from chocolate. Toasted almonds, fruit cake. Bourbon like spiciness. Underlying herbal spiciness that isn't easy to pin down. Slightly medicinal.
Taste: Not as strong in flavor as I was expecting from a “belgian stout”. Has almost none of the pungency I associate with belgian styles. Woody and dark, chocolate a good compliment to the maltiness, but it tastes a little off. Tastes more like Carob. Could be really good, but falls a little short. Slight lingering coco taste. Not bad.
Mouth: Medium bodied, smooth with light carbonation. Pretty easy to drink. Carbonated enough to roll the flavors but not flat or too effervescent.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 04:37:59 | More by ZoomanCru
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-11-2013 04:22:52 | More by Dicers
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-07-2013 00:03:44 | More by Kegatron
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Drink_LocalSD

California

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

11-05-2013 19:01:47 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

11-04-2013 23:11:09 | More by Mattyb79
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DillanWeems

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-20-2013 05:41:48 | More by DillanWeems
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-09-2013 00:23:51 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-03-2013 03:04:36 | More by Jame515
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quick review, not my ordinary thing but... eh.

Pours a rich dark brown to black, the head is a deep milk chocolate brown that quickly dissipates. Is noticeably not thick or oily. Has some light shades of deep red around the fringes when held to the light.

The nose comes off with sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. A bit of a Belgian stout character to it in a way. Even a tad floral in sweetness. Soft but quite nice and defined, yet not overwhelming.

Tastes really quite nice, tad on the sweet side but certainly not cloying. A very fine and pleasant sweetness that reminds me a lot of getting the perfect sweet ice tea or a great sweetened iced coffee. Flavors coincide with mentioned. Black tea, coffee, chocolate, sweet cinnamon and just a hint of chipotle. Chipotle just gives a very tad warmth but the beer remains fresh and quite nice. Speaking of fresh, the beer itself has this breeziness to it, this freshness which is hard to explain. Could be the water used. But I've noticed this in the coconut porter they do as well.

Mouthfeel is light and slippery, has a pinch of dryness that I wish there was just a bit more of. Would have liked to see a bit more lightness, and maybe fluffiness to the beer too. But overall it is very drinkable but full of flavor.

I'd buy it this again, it would be a good beer to take to a friendly beer tasting. Fun and interesting!

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 03:09:12 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

09-17-2013 02:16:19 | More by thinwhiteduke
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elNopalero

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours a thick rich engine oil black with coco colored foam.

There's a subtle hint of chipotle on the aroma. It's nuanced and rewarding as it emerged behind the lightly floral cocoa roast and the faintest whisper of smoke.

I get a delicate floral note which complements the roast cocoa and coffee notes I expected from a stout.
There's an understated chipotle kick and that faint touch of smoke as I finish, with an interesting minerality.

I might be the only one on the mainland who feels this way, but I enjoyed this beer immensely. A welcome surprise.

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 05:45:56 | More by elNopalero
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-01-2013 12:38:24 | More by cosmonick
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jheezee

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-29-2013 00:00:18 | More by jheezee
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
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

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 02:04:38 | More by Treyliff
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-25-2013 22:35:05 | More by surfrogue1
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-23-2013 02:07:34 | More by tommyguz
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some spices. Taste is chocolate, some smokiness, a bit of spices, mild and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a bit different and a solid beer.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 11:05:05 | More by tone77
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2013 22:26:15 | More by JISurfer
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California

4/5  rDev +19%

08-19-2013 14:33:24 | More by UnoMasBelgian
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 19:25:47 | More by Jchristmore34
Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.