AKDB (3) - Stafford, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ben4321 (6015) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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.
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mR_fr0g (10360) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ABUSEDGOAT (2654) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, tan head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is roasty with notes of chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied, rich roasted flavor. A barrel aged imperial version of this would be fun.
bpreo (2645) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly unique and exceptionally fine tasting Stout from Maui Brew Co. It’s a Belgian Stout inspired by ancient Mayan culture. That means there is chocolate and spices added. An interesting combination from a Hawaiian brewery.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piano key black. Nice tall head, dark latte foam in color and consistency, but it doesn't last. Smells irony (like Guinness), dominated by caramel and chocolate, with the faintest waft of cinnamon. Kinda like the cinnamon brownies I make. Kinda. There's a hint of walnut here that I really dig, and a bit of brown sugar. Nice.
For a beer that lists cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate as ingredients, this doesn't taste much like cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate. There's a vague cola-like cinnamon spice note, even vaguer smokiness, and somehow less chocolate than an ordinary stout. Mostly this tastes like liquorice – molasses, dates, cola, anise – which is no bad thing, not at all. But it doesn't do, as they say, what it says on the tin. The texture is a bit thin and bubbly as well, and that, combined with the oddly spiced flavor, makes me feel like this is less a great stout and more like a good (but weird) whisky and cola.
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brewballs (215) - USA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I haven’t heard good things about this brand of beer, so I was a bit apprehensive to try one. I have always heard their brews were mediocre and at best flavorless. Having said that I had to try this one. It’s strange because it does and it doesn’t taste like a stout. It has a super smooth head. Dark and chocolaty but sweet at the same time. Spicey notes with undetectable chili fire. It’s like the chili supports the sweetness of the chocolate to give it a smoother wash down. It’s an interesting take on a stout, more different than say an interpretation by Stone. I say try it. I always tend to save my stout consumption for the Fall or Winter, but this is a nice and refreshing Summer Interlude.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can poured into glass. This was a very nice stout, and out of a can which I’m always jazzed about. Would have like more chilies and cinnamon spice though, it was just too subtle for me.
cgarvieuk (22409) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home ... deep black ... small tan head ... open thin roast ... light spice malt nose ... over fizzy ... light dark roast ... ligth sweet sugers ... little thin ... lightest spice... ok