Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maui Brewing Company Aloha B'ak'tun Belgian Stout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Maui Brewing Company Aloha B'ak'tun Belgian Stout - Brewed with Chocolate and Spices. I picked this beer up at the brewery and brought this one home.

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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with ruby highlight, a thin dark brown head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, cinnamon, coffee, clove and a peppery notes.
Taste: Dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove, dark roasted malts, coffee and a bit a warmth and spice from the chipotle peppers.
Overall: I’m glad I picked up a can of Maui Brewing Company Aloha B'ak'tun Belgian Stout to try.  I found it interesting (in a good way).  This 7% AV is full of flavor and worth a try as a departure from Maui Brewing Company’s other offerings.  They make SO many incredible beers!


Mark Harvey

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