Aloha B'ak'tun | Maui Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 edition, 12 oz can, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color, with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a rather large cloud that gathered atop the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Massive aromas of chocolate up front, followed by some roasted malt and caramel. Think chocolate French toast.

Taste: Wow! Lots of chocolate, no massive amounts of chocolate up front, imparting a slight bitterness, but nothing unpleasant. Next comes tons of roasted malt, some brown sugar-like sweetness, and a hit of coffee. Unfortunately, this beer is a couple of years old, and as such, most, if not all of the chipotle has faded. Regardless, it’s still a fantastic beer!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and extremely smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I thought that this, even a few years old, and devoid of any chipotle flavor, is an excellent beer. I need to taste a fresh one to see what the chipotle adds!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Smells of chocolate and berries, nice aroma. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, dark goodness. Beer is light bodied, decent carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

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12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.79. No freshness date on the can.

Poured into an Iron Goat snifter, this was a dark brown color that looked virtually black when held up to light. There was a big, creamy mocha colored head that left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Initially, there was a milky, lactic smell to this beer. There was also a spicy note that reminded me of unsweetened cinnamon. As it warmed, the aroma became more chocolatey and began to reveal the vaunted chipotle peppers. There’s also a somewhat off-putting aroma of something like iron (hopefully, no blood was used in the making of this beer). The cinnamon and chipotle peppers seem to have a problem playing nice – each one gets kind of brash, as if it’s trying to outdo the other.

The taste is of mild, bland chocolate with some cinnamon accents and a very mild pepper flavor. There’s a roasty quality to the malts that remind me more of a porter than a stout. I was expecting more interesting flavor from this, and what there was didn’t meld together terribly well.

The body is a bit watery, and the mouthfeel and carbonation was disappointing for something bragging about being a “Belgian” stout.

An interesting idea on paper, but the reality was underwhelming. I’d like to know how old this was. There’s a reference to “future” releases coming from Maui in 2013 (!), so I have a sneaking suspicion it’s been sitting around for a couple of years. It could have been more bold and flavorful when recently canned, but I think that ship has sailed.

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Aloha B'ak'tun from Maui Brewing Co.
3.41 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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