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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a good but soon disappearing light brown head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour has some bitterness and a smooth roasted nature. Overall a good but basic stout like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4246) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Can from Appellation Wines, Comely Bank. Pours very dark brown with a big tan head, which goes quite quickly. In fact, the carbonation dissipates very fast. Chocolate, liquorice, smoke notes. No chilli heat on the taste, which is a good thing, but otherwise the beer I’ve been least impressed with from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured thick black with an easy forming, light brown head. This gave off a tin can, metallic tasted in both the nose and initial flavor. Some of the most metallic I have ever experienced out of a can. As it warmed this faded, thankfully. Mostly chocolate in here. Even a hint of cinnamon. The chipotle seemed absent, maybe added some smoked notes, but hardly any spice or flavoring. The Belgian yeast also didn’t affect the flavor much, perhaps just gave it a thinner body, which allowed the roast and dark chocolate notes to dominate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Can. The look is dark, black in color, with a tannish head. The smell is coffee, malts, dried cherries, pepper, roast, and fruit. The taste is malt, chocolate, spice, and ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4097) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
355ml can from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a large thick foamy brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, spices, hints of ash, cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweetish, slightly roasty and spicy with a touch of cocoa, cinnamon and yeast. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly ashy with hints of roastiness and spices. Decent, a bit unbalanced spicy stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3992) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, smoke, pepper. Taste is cocoa, chipotle, spices, smoke and coffee.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can from state line Liquors.pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Has a bit of peppery spice on the nose. Fairly malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. Not really feeling this one.


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