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Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.

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110 Ratings
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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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Dope

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head. Head fades VERY fast, leaving just little dots of lacing behind.

S: Smoke with a little bit of nuts and toasted malt.

T: Lots of smoke and burnt malt. A little anise. More acrid smoke in the finish. Not very pleasant either.

M: Medium body, a little drying.

O: Smoke overpowers this stout. Very little in the way of roasted malt to back it up. Kind of odd, almost more of a smoked beer than a stout I would say.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 03:06:00 | More by Dope
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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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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2013 00:42:14 | More by DrinkSlurm
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2013 05:11:21 | More by duff247
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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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Beaver13

Colorado

1.63/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-01-2013 03:43:14 | More by Beaver13
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-06-2014 01:21:34 | More by TX-Badger
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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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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 23:37:49 | More by bumchilly25
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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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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2014 18:16:44 | More by vermilcj
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brotherloco

California

2/5  rDev -40.5%

03-15-2013 04:38:18 | More by brotherloco
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BAsbill

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-30-2013 04:29:52 | More by BAsbill
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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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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2014 14:16:24 | More by DeutschesBier
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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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
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
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-16-2013 01:08:42 | More by sliverX
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 03:09:12 | More by kew
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rawfish

California

2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a rich motor oil black, some viscosity and a nice porous two finger, mocha head. Retention is average and manages to leave some flecks of lacing on the glass.

Doughy with copious amounts of milk chocolate notes, cinnamon spices and lightly grassy and herbal hops. Rather simple but delivers aroma that matches the brewing ingredients. Chile is hard to discern on the nose, likely being masked with the warming alcohol and cinnamon.

Ashy, raw cocoa and burnt toast. A crumbly mess on the palate as lemony and metallic flavors drift in and out leaving an acidic dryness and tingling flavors of allspice, chiles and lemon peel. I thought the previous Maui limited releases had a weird tart flavor on the finish, this takes the cake.

Kinda flat, malt is rather sticky and body is thin. Well hidden alcohol and dries really well if you can handle the astringent aftertaste. Gets better as it warms.

Really was excited to try this one and had high hopes for it, stout with cinnamon and chocolately roasted malts. Aroma really has all the elements that this beer is supposed to offer. Taste on the other hand is burnt, metallic and tart. Letting it warm before drinking is a must. In Hawaiian terms, Auwe!

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 03:11:21 | More by rawfish
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2013 20:21:29 | More by sharpski
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-10-2013 22:12:05 | More by Tiernan
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-06-2014 12:25:28 | More by BeerThursdays
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

11-04-2013 23:11:09 | More by Mattyb79
Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.