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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sure.. the scientists have published essays, the philosophers poems, the naysayers flyers.. but here at the center of the Maui Brewing micro-verse, we are publishing the ultimate in doomsday aloha Ė this yearís last canned seasonal, Aloha Bíakítun! The word aloha conveys both greeting and goodbye in the Hawaiian language and Bíakítun refers to the 3000+year cycle of the Mayan Calendar which is ending. This apocalyptic Belgian-style stout is brewed with Hawaiian chocolate, locally-grown chipotle chilies and cinnamon spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Can. Pours black, brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, caramel, and spices. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, creamy texture, coffee and spice in the finish. Didnít pick up on the chilies which was disappointing. Too thin for a stout which was the style they were going for. Overall good flavor, would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
The pour is dark with a thin tan head. The nose is coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, dark fruit. The taste is medium sweet And low bitter. A little on the bland side. The texture is smooth and creamy, body is medium and finish is medium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2013
An absolutely beautiful dark chocolate pour with a big mocha head that leaves a perfect ring of lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate with the chipotle as a subtle undertone. The taste is dark chocolate with a little bit of a peppery kick in the finish. The flavor is slightly disappointing as I donít detect any cinnamon but itís pretty smooth at 7% and surprisingly drinkable! So close to being a phenomenal beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (833) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
On tap at the brew pub in lahaina. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is very chocolaty. Flavour takes a different turn, with the spices taking hold of the show. Some smokiness as it finished and then into the roasted barley and coffee notes. Very complex I love it! Palate needs work. Its way too thin and watery. Probably preferable in the hot humid climate, but strange compared to most stouts. Overall this is a really good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Can. Pours opaque black with a medium dark brown head and good lacing. Aroma is coffee, cigarettes, dark roasty malts, spices, cinnamon. Flavor is the same, with a touch of chili, but no real head. Light sweet, light bitter, light spicy finish. Medium body, bubbly carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12oz can. Poured a dark black color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolates, dark malts, touch of dried fruits, pepper notes, cinnamon and a little cocoa. Flavor is roasted notes, malts, touch of light pepper heat in there, with cinnamon and a long lasting chocolate notes. Not nearly as enjoyable as I had hoped, but okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
15 Apr 2013, can. black with thick, foamy head that fades fast. nose is big: bitter dark chocolate, burnt toast, kind of acidic, some chill pepper. thin body and moderately fizzy. really tart, acidic dark chocolate. too acidic. iím not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, chipotles, cinnamon, light clove and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors ofdark chocolate, roastiness, chipotles and cinnamon with a smooth lingering spicy chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Hawaiian chocolate and Hawaiian chilies, eh? Iím sold! The aroma alone is enough to make you submit effortlessly to its charm. Extremely dark brown in colorÖ well, letís just call it blackÖ this has the nose thatís like an all-star sports event. All the best players (at least for a stout). Thereís the smooth, slightly Belgianish, rich, sweet, classy chocolate stout character, the chili pepper meatiness, the great balance of spices and vegetables (cinnamon and chipotles), and the perfect level of sweetness Ė not too sweet, not too dry. Itís just rich and roasted enough in the nose to keep your attention, and not so much that it takes away from its subtleties. Although itís very impressive in the mouth as well, itís not quite as fantastic as the experience in the nose. Still, itís wicked good. I love chipotle (or any chili pepper stout for that matter). The meatiness from the peppers is hard to beat and a perfect compliment to the rich, roasted character of the dark malts. As much of a fan of chipotle stouts as I am, this one doesnít let me down, and only facilitates my faith. Once you drink some of this some of the smokiness begins to present itselfÖ even in the nose, where it wasnít obvious at first. Thereís practically no burn to this. Almost all of the chipotle character is in the flavor, and itís issued very well. It finishes with a touch of cinnamon, pepper, and chocolate with almost no pronounced roasted malts. What is or may have been there are graciously making way to some great Meaty and rich, but with a smoothness thanks to the Belgian yeast strain, this is, all-around, perfectly balanced in every way. Iím very impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
I was looking forward to this one, but it is simply "okay" - their coconut porter is much better. Anyway, nose is roasted malt and cocoa, as is flavor. Most of the advertised spice in the flavor profile is in the dry finish, and in a blind test I probably could have been convinced was just lingering bitterness from the cocoa. A decent beer, but nowhere near as interesting as I had hoped. Also, Iím confused as to what makes it a Belgian-style stout. Oh well.

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