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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 – this year’s last canned seasonal, Aloha B’ak’tun! The word aloha conveys both greeting and goodbye in the Hawaiian language and B’ak’tun 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5473) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
33cl can shared, courtesy of Zer0 @ Dean’s Birthday tasting. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. A nice stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a four finger thick, richly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is an opaque, quite black color. The aroma has a spicy, fruity, but significantly roasted character to it; mixes of clove, burnt prune, dark raisin notes, hints of cardamom, sweet cinnamon, earthy spice notes, rich fruity dark chocolate notes, and a spicy, slightly vegetal, dark fruit character.

Ample roasted dark malt notes, rich dark chocolate notes, and a chewy dark grain character are intertwined with a spicy, piquant, earthy chili like character that infuses this beer nicely without actually being overly spicy. Touches of lingering heat in the finish add some soft chili character. There is not quite as much fruit character as in the nose, but a fair amount of clove like character accentuates dark prune notes, roasted raisin notes, some tart dark plum notes, and perhaps even some burnt tamarind like flavors. The carbonation is quite prickly and effervescent, but the dark malt acidity somehow tempers it a bit, and the body is quite light and definitely quaffable; the body is quite a bit lighter than one fermented with typical American yeast. This has a big roasted character that dominates, but still integrates quite well, with all the other flavor notes in this beer; touches of full city roasted coffee, burnt dark malt character, burnt whole grain toast, and blackened molasses notes.

Not bad actually, more tasty than I was expecting, and the chili character is quite well integrated; this gets bonus points for how well the chili character is used here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6174) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Can. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Medium roasted malts, dark chocolate, and faint hints of spices. Rich and fudgey, with hints of smoke as well. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
12 ounce can into a brandy snifter thanks to errl. Pours a dark brown with a tan head of foam. Very good retention. Aroma has dark bitter chocolate, some smoke, ginger, licorice, toast, and leather. Taste is more on the dark, roasty, bitter side. Long, dry finish that leaves a roasty note on the tongue that shows no sign of leaving quickly. Earthy. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13884) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Can from Utobeer drunk at home. Black beer thick tan head. Intense tarry choccy aroma. It’s a drinkable stout. Good choc tar and intensity. Bit over fizzy maybe. Yep simple, choccy but very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
can:   Nearly black, thin sudsy beige head, little lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, some chocolate, perhaps even a little bit of pepper.   Sweet roastiness first, sweet pepper second, a touch of cinnamon last.   This is tasty!   Brings me back a little to when I had Morning Brunch, except that was twice the beer this is (sorry Maui).   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Roasty, chocolaty, with some minor pepper and even more minor cinnamon on the finish.   I bet this on Nitro would be fun!


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AKDB (3) - Stafford, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, smoke, brown foam, black, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, long finish, full body. Got this as a gift from my housemate who bought it from Euston Tap last weekend. Porters and Stouts are what I always look for in craft brews and this one was absolutely spot on. First time I’ve ever heard of Maui Brewing Co. but they’ve blown me away with this one. Very nearly my perfect ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Location: Can from State Line, 8/9/13

Aroma: The nose is heavy spice and roasted malts, some coffee, chocolate, and a little fruit
Appearance: It pours a murky dark brown color with a small tan head that leaves mild lace
Flavor: The taste is roasty and smokey with lots of spice and some mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has plus carbonation, and a long tingly/spicy finish
Overall Impression: There were something about this one that worked really well for me and other’s that didn’t work quite as well. The spice is almost overpowering, which detracts from the flavor a bit, but overall, it is still a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Can at home, BOE, 04/08/13. Dark black with a frothy tan head. Nose is dark berry fruits, light roast, light spice. Taste comprises dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, sugars, earthy, light chilli notes, dark tangy fruits, ribena berries. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tangy dark fruit finale. Solid enough stout - one I’d return to.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Can at home from uto beer borough. Aroma is choc, crisp chalky dry Roasty and later there is pretty heavy soap aroma. Lightish body. Flavour is earthy dirt, smooth roast and dry chalky finish. Some bramble berry esters. Pretty good.


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