Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin" | Stone Brewing - Berlin

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Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin"Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin"
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4.11/5
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35 Ratings
Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin"Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin"
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing - Berlin
Germany
stonebrewing.eu

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
With this special beer, Garrett & Greg introduce you to the welcoming spirit of the Aloha State. Echoing their past collaborations, this beer abounds with ingredients familiar to the islands—rich coffee and pounds of hand-toasted coconut—and introduces hazelnuts into the mix. The result is deeply rooted in Hawaii, San Diego, Europe and friendship, capturing the true essence of the word “aloha,” which also means on a deeper level “joyfully sharing life.” So sit back and slip into island time with this imperial beauty. Cheers, prost & ‘okole maluna!

Added by kell50 on 08-14-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Moderate chocolate roast malts, light coffee and coconuts very faint hazelnuts.

A: Black color, opaque, with a thick uniform, tan head with great retention and lots of lacing in the glass.

T: Moderate chocolate roast malts mixed with coffee, lightly sweet, with mild coconuts and very faint nuts, lightly boozy with a mild roast bitterness and dry finish.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer is well balanced and quite drinkable, but would like the coconut and hazelnuts to be more prominent.

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Photo of BeanBump
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall not a bad beer. I would've liked to have gotten a little more coconut out of it with a little less carbonation but neither gripe is big enough to warrant me calling this one a miss. Tasty porter with hints of coconut and relatively light considering its a dark beer. This would make for a good warm weather porter.

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Photo of EMV
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a Magnum into a tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour.. nearly black with creamy lacing.

S: Decadent... dark chocolate, coconut, hazelnut, and coffee. Roasty and rich.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet roasted sugars and grains... cocoa, espresso, and mild coconut flavor. Well balanced... a bit of hazelnut and vanilla. Medium bodied... hides its ABV. Warming... and increasingly complex and delicious as it warms.

O: This one was a treat... and a Magnum was perfect to share with a buddy. Super good beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cracked this big boy at 504 1-yr anniversary party. Tasty

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rgarcia1473
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very good taste. Only had about 4 oz. I'd would buy this.

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Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoild
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from the Stone Store in Pasadena, CA. Poured into a snifter.

Look: Jet black in color, very thin head of toasty brown foam.
Smell: full of toasted malt, notes of earthy coffee and chocolate, lingering woodsy, vanilla notes and even hints of whiskey in the back of your nose.
Taste: again the toasted malt notes hit first, followed by a coffee tartness combined with cacao nibs. As the beer warmed up I got sweeter notes of vanilla and coconut. Nice tart, nutty aftertaste in the finish.
Feel: fantastic body for a porter in my opinion.. a little thicker, sticky but with good carbonation.

An awesome porter. At $35 a bottle, this is definitely not a beer you get unless you're really curious or love Stone. But I don't typical gravitate towards porters, but I love Imperials. Great palette of flavors, well balanced with malty and sweet, and everything I'd expect from Stone, no matter where in the world they are!

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinthegypo
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DotBier
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Stone / Maui "Aloha! Berlin" from Stone Brewing - Berlin
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 35 ratings