Natai (97) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a light brown creamy, rocky head with little lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toasted nut, peppers and hints of coconut. Smooth flavors with a fairly medium body but a bit thin and watery.
fezzy (82) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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, I’m confused as to what makes it a Belgian-style stout. Oh well.
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some great ideas! Black with almost no head, good body but slightly under carbonated. Roasted malt aroma with large notes of bitter chocolate, coco powder and small hints of nondescript spice. Roasted malt backbone, but lacking charred and bitter roasted notes. Some of the best chocolate flavours I’ve experienced, great depth to the bitter dark chocolate, however much like the aroma the spices are very much recessed, almost to the point of being absent.
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can: Poured black with a dark tan foamy head. Scents of bread, roasty, chocolate. Taste is muted chocolate. Not that good.
Kshlava (55) - - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice brew. Pours deep chocolate brown. A nice chocolate and espresso flavor with a spiced after taste. I will be having more of this one!
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rainmaker2152 (55) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best Hawaii-produced beer available. Had it on tap at SALT. Saw six-pack cans available at Whole Foods Kahala. As the only stout produced in the islands as I know it, I’ll admit that the Ba’kt’un only stands out in one way. While it doesn’t smell, look or feel like much, it tastes amazing. Strong elements of coffee and chocolate, but not bitter like most imperials and even some oatmeals. Rich and balanced.
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer, nice body good head retention, lacing was solid. Pleasant aroma. And the flavors were in-depth.
Jonathan_E (20) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from twelve ounce can into Riedel Overture beer glass. Coy sooty and ashy smells were difficult to extract from the beer unless practically scuba diving in the tarry, black as pitch brew. Its display enviable to even the most ancient volcanoes as a thick head resembling igneous rock and bonfire smoke rose to surface where it remained. Then, there’s the first anticlimactic sip. Intense minerality and cedar flanked by thinly grated chocolate atop horribly extracted espresso. Chipotles make their appearance on the finish and feel restrained, more like bell pepper essence than anything involving capsaicin. The peppers are exemplary of what’s wrong with this concoction for without a malt backbone other flavors fall flat. Mouth feel is unsubstantial and more watery than the Pacific. Could be remarkable if Maui Brewing would refrain from reigning in the additives and malt.
whittleb1 (7) - - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with little cola colored head. Relatively carbonated for a stout. Some malt in the nose, but not much. Bitter chocolate and pleasing sweet malt flavor, but less spice than I was expecting. Overall a decent stout.
WildcardZone (7) - Montana, USA - JUL 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of sediment.
Poor head retention.
Initial reaction was better than final impression.
Probably handled poorly after leaving the brewery.
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