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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 – 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.

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3.4
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Can shared at Chris’ pad. Coffee, chili, and light malt aromas. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Mellow roasted malt notes with mild and coffee and chili undercurrents. A little thin and watery.

3.9
Thisis12ptfont (1174) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Strong herb filled aroma accompanied by chocolate. Black in color with a thin foam rim. Unique, well rounded flavors of cocoa, chile’s and black patent malt upfront. Undertones of herbs, cinnamon, brown sugar, toffee and other funky unidentifiable flavors. Overall, very complex flavor with strong alcohol and chocolate notes. I’d give this an A rating.

3.5
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2013
12-oz. can poured into a Maui Brewing shaker. Appearance is that of strong coffee with a half-finger, very uniform dark beige head. Muddled nose of cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, cloves, prunes, and a touch of chili. Flavor is bittersweet at first with chocolate, cinnamon, and agave syrup notes before a faint ester note emerges. The chipotle comes through on the aftertaste with a moderate tongue-prickling heat, but it doesn’t lend much spice to the taste. Silky texture, light body, and low carbonation with a spicy finish that carries for quite a while. It’s worth trying but doesn’t surpass very many of the other similar chocolate-chili stouts I’ve tried.

3.2
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2013
12 oz can - pours jet black, with medium tan head, mostly diminishing. Aromas of toasted nuts, bit charred, bitter chocolate, coffee, and sour fruit. Thin bodied, taste is cooked nuts, coffee and little bit of lactose. Stout, not imperial or impressive.

3.8
rainmaker2152 (55) - - MAR 31, 2013
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.

2.1
rick_91709 (443) - USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours an inky black with a big, foamy light brown head. Malty aroma with chocolate. Lingering spice taste. OK but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
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.

3.6
baraciisch (3167) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Deep black in color with mahogany head... Roasted malt, dark chocolate aroma... Flavor is rich and thick, chipotle chilies prevalent up front with cinnamon on the palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Aubrey (3516) - 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.

3.5
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Spiced chocolatey aroma. Black color with a tan head that settles down to wisps. Excellent roast-chocolate flavor with a very light touch of the cinnamon and heat of the chilies in the finish at the back of the throat. Delicious


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