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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1600) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
A very unique beer. Pours a brown-black with a tan head. Smell is strange. Spices and chipotle, but not particularly appetizing. Taste is better. Lots of chipotle and some cinnamon. Some spicy aftertaste. Taste is better then the smell, interesting, but couldn't have too much. Had in the can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, and vegetables, with hints of dark roasted malts and coffee. Pours a solid blackish-brown with a long lasting khaki head and abundent fine lacing. The taste is dark chocolate, and roastiness, with hints of dark roasted coffee, pepper, and cinnamon. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a very enjoyable and tasty brew.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beaver (1588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 oz can. Pours inky black with a medium pillowy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - sweet and roasty chocolate malts and grains with some cinnamon.

The flavor is very off - cardboardy, mineral, vegetal malts with some roast and a hint of cinnamon and peppers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very watery.

Overall, I donít know if I got a bad sample, but this was subdued and off. I really like the chocolate chili beers, but this didnít have much to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
355ml can, pours black with small off white head. A Belgian stout. Dark chocolate malts balanced with dark dried raisin and blackberries and watery cheap cola. Finish is well balanced and slightly bitter. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2013
tan head that lingers. aroma of tart yeast, roasts, pepper and woody vegetation. Starts with flavor of coffee than goes into a subtle heat and finishes a tart lactic sour taste and chocolate aftertaste. Effervescent and light on the palate for a beer of itís class definitely reminiscent of the Belgian Stout style. Itís much taster than other Belgian Stouts Iíve had. The spices and chocolate really help flesh out the flavor spectrum that exists between tart yeastiness and dark malt.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
From the can: "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." Canned 13JAN13 Pours dark brown with light mocha sheet. Smells of chocolate, clove, burnt popcorn, little bit of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is cocoa, toasted malts, some vanilla, some corn, a little astringent. Full bodied with light carb and an off-dry finish. Not impressed whatsoever, lately their beers are more and more easily passed by. The only thing keeping me coming back is Iíve had all their offerings except the wit, which I think I will remedy. Not sure Iíve had all the beer from any other brewery not local to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Maui Aloha Baktun 5/15/13 very handsome faux Polynesian can. Nose is Belgian yeasty notes, wheat, chocolate, and a blossomy fruitiness. Dry mouthfeel, almost chalky, with flavors that start with dusty chocolate and incorporate fruit and nut nougat bar. The cinnamon is there, but why? It seems to dry out the finish even more. Just a touch awkward. 3.1.

4.1
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Can poured into a goblet. Pours ink black with with a slight brown head and loose lacing. Aroma is grassy, chocolate, spicy chile. Taste is bitter chocolate, chiles, cinnamon, espresso. Overall pretty great. Very drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
12oz can as an extra. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Chocolate aroma. Roasted malt and chocolate taste.


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