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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4019) - 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 (3950) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3841) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
A really nice looking well made stout. Roasted malts abound with hints of spice and yeast. A little chocolate on the palate. full body and flavor. Not seeing the low scores. It was quite good if a little different. I definitely appreciate the quality "

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3782) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Great up front; thins out and dries out too much toward the finish. Chocolate flavors are on the weak side. Clove is a bit overdone. Chilies and cinnamon are nicely far in the background. I like the chocolate + chilies + cinnamon interplay, but I’m not so sure about the clove and the Belgian yeast. They just seem to be out of place and conflicting. Aside from all that, it’s a decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3432) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3394) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2013
Can: Very intensive dark chocolate and cacao aroma with light notes of chilies. Black color and a quickly diminishing brown head. Flavor is malty, roasty, light sweet with a following, very intensive cacao and hocolate flavor. Light spicy with decent sharpness of the chilies. Finish is very roasty but not to bitter with notes of cacao powder and chilies. Very tasty and harmonic.


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