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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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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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TheAlamoWrocker

Texas

3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Reviewed August 12, 2013 at 0222.

A: Solid mocoa 2 fingered head. The head goes down to nothing very fast. Solid black body. Lacing slides down the glass and joins the body quickly.

S: Spicy malts appear first. Smell dissipates quite quickly after the head leaves. Light dark chocolate notes are all that remain within a minute.

T: Spiciness slightly bites as an end taste. Chile style dark chocolate lingers on the tongue. Smokiness appears as the drink warms up a bit.

M: This body appears especially thick. Light to medium carbonation.

O: No real coffee notes which I kinda wanted. The taste seems a bit unbalanced. It's an easy drink style brew because one would stop caring for it quite quickly. Far from Maui's best. Alcohol is hidden nicely if that convinces one to give it a try though. This is a knock back drink with a high price.

Serving type: can

08-12-2013 07:26:28 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The CANorado trip is winding down but not before I scored a CAN from Hawaii!

From the CAN: " Change is the only constant in life; and this year has been marked with exciting changes. Staff moving on, new staff joining our team, and construction plans for the new brewery (yes, still on Maui). Our final limited release of the year celebrates change and bids aloha to our friends new and old."; "This Belgian stout is brewed with chocolate, cinnamon, and chipotle. It pours deep black with ruby highlights. Layered with roasted malt character and hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, clove, cinnamon and subtle peppery notes in the nose."; "The year is ending, the world is not. Raise your CAN and toast with us to all the great things to come. Look forward to four new limited releases in 2013. Mahalo nui loa. Okole maluna, [undersigned] Garrett"'; "Handcrafted ales & lagers brewed with Aloha"; "Certified Made on Maui"; "Belgian Stout brewed with chocolate and spices".

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and I started with an aggro Glug but the dense, deep-brown head was forming too quickly for me to CANtinue. It evinced a nice pseudo-cascading action before settling into a deep, dark brown liquid with limited light penetration except at the edges, where ruby highlights could be seen. SRM = 44. Nose reminded me of MexiCAN hot chocolate, which is also heavily spiced. I definitely got the chocolate and the clove and cinnamon intermingled so seamlessly that it was hard for me to differentiate the two. Mouthfeel was big and thick and with the flavor profile, I felt as though I were drinking a chocolate milkshake, albeit a spicy one. Finish was quite spicy, initially, and then the chocolate came back for a repeat appearance. Quite a beer, but probably more appropriate for cooler months. Not one for the summer cooler, but definitely a Hula in the Coola Day (02 Feb, annually) CANdidate.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 19:23:38 | More by woodychandler
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-30-2013 02:10:03 | More by Texasfan549
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: can

07-26-2013 18:41:35 | More by soulgrowl
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mactrail

Washington

2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What the heck is this? There is plenty of chocolate and what at first tastes like coffee, and then boysenberry pancake syrup with some spicy heat. Now that I read the fine print on the can, I see chipotle peppers and cinnamon which seems to nail it.

The smell is a little repellant, though whether it's spoiled fruit of bad coffee is hard to tell. Once past that, the black and oily consistency greets the lips. Moderately spritzy. I don't know why they like to call this a Belgian stout. If you really, really like chocolate beers, you'll have to try this.

I wish they would just systematically work their way through the tropical fruits, like the Hawaiian Sun canned sodas, and find a few that work. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 06:15:54 | More by mactrail
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2013 05:11:21 | More by duff247
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Chris-MOC9

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-17-2013 01:46:30 | More by Chris-MOC9
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can purchased in Nevada.

Body is deep, dark brown with maybe a hint of ruby highlights. No head to speak of.

Nose is is sweet, musty, bitter chocolate.

Flavor seems muted compared to the various items mentioned on the label. Bitter chocolate stout is what I get. No pepper heat, and I am really missing it.

Mouthfeel is medium. Just that...

Overall it is OK. I thought I was grabbing a Big Swell IPA when I dragged it from the fridge. Wish I had been.

Serving type: can

07-15-2013 01:25:41 | More by ghostwalker
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Jeysun23

California

4/5  rDev +19%

07-15-2013 00:47:46 | More by Jeysun23
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Nayr

Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-02-2013 07:27:03 | More by Nayr
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2013 20:10:26 | More by cdwil
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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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Hellmeh

Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

06-20-2013 04:09:28 | More by Hellmeh
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jpaulsen

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2013 06:18:39 | More by jpaulsen
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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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BigBarley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-14-2013 08:46:04 | More by BigBarley
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-10-2013 02:54:04 | More by jarrgal
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-07-2013 02:02:33 | More by kingmaker
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-02-2013 21:59:31 | More by tastymug
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

06-02-2013 00:03:10 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-01-2013 05:07:16 | More by GRG1313
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Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

05-24-2013 09:42:26 | More by sh00ky
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Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-23-2013 21:13:29 | More by WritersBlock
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Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2013 03:37:29 | More by July2Nov
Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.