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Aloha B'ak'tun - Maui Brewing Co.

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
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:
Beer added by: harrymel on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks great off the pour. Completely dark with a large brown head. Nose is roasted malts. Flavor brings a bit of the same with an almost fruity edge to things. Kind of like mellow blueberries, in a stout kind of way. Pleasant to drink and a nice stout. I like it.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this extra, one more new brewery I can cross off my list of conquests. 12 oz. can.

Pour is black & dare I say, like motor oil...which is one of the most over-used descriptors I can think of (I'll call it 'bitter' later if I can). Moderately carbed. The nose is an ass-spanker: aggressive & forward. Half a Starbucks careens off the surface, backed with a Hershey's Kiss, & a chaste brush of spice. Wow.

Aloha B'ak'tun took me longer to type than a beer with triple the characters. Roast jumps the taste line too & the second impression is that it's drier than salty brine. Fingernail of the Belgian yeast comes through in the middle, subtle, barely detectable, along with mild chocolate, malt sweetness, Spices? I see some over the stove, but I don't taste any. A bit thin. Not anorexic thin, but bony. Easy enough to swig, I guess.

Not a bad beer, but most of the advertised additions are doing a Patrick Swayze (no, not dancing, the other thing) & what you're left with is a dry, rather thin, porter-like experience. Decent enough.

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Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.