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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
From the can: "This belgian stout is brewed with chocolate, cinnamon, and chipotle. It pours deep black with ruby highlights. Layered with roasted malt character and hints of bittersweet dark chocolate clove, cinnamon and subtle peppery notes in the nose." Canned 13JAN13 Pours dark brown with light mocha sheet. Smells of chocolate, clove, burnt popcorn, little bit of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is cocoa, toasted malts, some vanilla, some corn, a little astringent. Full bodied with light carb and an off-dry finish. Not impressed whatsoever, lately their beers are more and more easily passed by. The only thing keeping me coming back is I’ve had all their offerings except the wit, which I think I will remedy. Not sure I’ve had all the beer from any other brewery not local to me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Hawaiian chocolate and Hawaiian chilies, eh? I’m sold! The aroma alone is enough to make you submit effortlessly to its charm. Extremely dark brown in color… well, let’s just call it black… this has the nose that’s like an all-star sports event. All the best players (at least for a stout). There’s the smooth, slightly Belgianish, rich, sweet, classy chocolate stout character, the chili pepper meatiness, the great balance of spices and vegetables (cinnamon and chipotles), and the perfect level of sweetness – not too sweet, not too dry. It’s just rich and roasted enough in the nose to keep your attention, and not so much that it takes away from its subtleties. Although it’s very impressive in the mouth as well, it’s not quite as fantastic as the experience in the nose. Still, it’s wicked good. I love chipotle (or any chili pepper stout for that matter). The meatiness from the peppers is hard to beat and a perfect compliment to the rich, roasted character of the dark malts. As much of a fan of chipotle stouts as I am, this one doesn’t let me down, and only facilitates my faith. Once you drink some of this some of the smokiness begins to present itself… even in the nose, where it wasn’t obvious at first. There’s practically no burn to this. Almost all of the chipotle character is in the flavor, and it’s issued very well. It finishes with a touch of cinnamon, pepper, and chocolate with almost no pronounced roasted malts. What is or may have been there are graciously making way to some great Meaty and rich, but with a smoothness thanks to the Belgian yeast strain, this is, all-around, perfectly balanced in every way. I’m very impressed by this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Can poured into a goblet. Pours ink black with with a slight brown head and loose lacing. Aroma is grassy, chocolate, spicy chile. Taste is bitter chocolate, chiles, cinnamon, espresso. Overall pretty great. Very drinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
12oz can as an extra. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Chocolate aroma. Roasted malt and chocolate taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours inky black, thin brown head, slightly watery. Aroma is dark lightly charred malt, with rich umami and soy sauce notes. Taste is clean, darkly roasted malt with lighter but still rich notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon, soy sauce, toasted chipotles with just a hint of heat on the finish. Very easy drinking. Hard to expect much more flavor than this from a stout...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JAN 16, 2014
Can. Couldn’t get my mouth around the name so I just called it "Hakuna Matata". hope that’s ok. Pours black, tan head. Nose is licorice, spicy pepper, dark chocolate. Flavour has a bit of dusty coffee, choc, pepper comes through on the finish but not too spicy at all, smooth mouthfeel (which seems a given for all stouts poured from cans). Nice, these guys do non-traditional ingredients quite well imho.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1248) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Can poured a back hue w/ big fizzy tan head fully diminishing. Big chocolate aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are roasted malts, chocolate, bold roast coffee, cinnamon, clove, and a light heat of chipotle after the finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation, light syrupy mouthfeel, and light warmth in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1211) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Can. Pours dark brown. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and some spiciness. Taste is medium bitter. Light body and watery texture.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1202) - , Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
high marks for aroma and appearance - aroma has many things - nice chocolate, coffee, maybe smoke or roasted. dark dark pour. palate is thin for style/ what aroma is like. too much carbonation in taste. this would be better with much lower carbonation - still good, slightly creamy - vanilla, with all of the aromas in taste. good brew with much happening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
12 ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Rancho Cucamonga for $2.99. As I poured this out of the can into my tulip glass, it poured a dark black pour with a chestnut head. The aroma had initial black pepper, chocolate, and spicy peppers. Taste is initially bittersweet chocolate with just a hint of peppers. I don’t really get any cinnamon from this though. Medium lively carbonation with a dry finish. Overall very enjoyable.


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