daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013 pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 On draught at Breakside 11/21/2012. Creamy and dark, with a yummy coconut aroma. Wanted a little more pumpkin flavor, but overall really good. Had again at Breakside 12/1/13. Much better balance of the pumpkin spice, coconut, and chocolate roasting notes.
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Loads of roasted pumpkin in this! Light coconut and some coffee, milk chocolate. Silky and smooth. douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Breakside. Maybe my favorite beer there. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of cocoa and smoke, some spices. The flavor comes in like a nice medium to high ABV stout, full bodied, chocolates, bitter dark chocolates especially, nice spices and pumpkins stand out. Well made. Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at the source courtesy of Douglas88, thank you sir! Cloudy deep maroon brown color with a variegated brown beige head with speckles. Aroma of very subtley spiced goird with light coconut. Taste is mostly gourd! With subtle well rounded spices and roasty cocoa. Fantastic. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On draught at breakside. Pours cloudy reddish brown with small tan head. Nose of chocolate , coconut, and coffee. Taste initially of licorice followed by combination of coffee and pumpkin. Good fall beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mcberko (17339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Breakside, pours black with a fairly large brown head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, mild subdued coconut and light roasted qualities. Flavour of pumpkin spices, roasted malt, chocolate, and some coconut flakes further back that become more and more pronounced the more you drink. Full-bodied, with a fantastic balance of all the elements. I took a chance with this beer, thinking it could be a massive failure or a pleasant surprise – gladly, it was the latter.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate with a nice coconut and pumpkin note. Some roasts and a few spice hints as well as touches of vanilla. Flavor is similar. Chocolate with some pumpkin and coconut as well as a medium-light roast and a few spice notes. Finishes mostly dry and chocolatey with a nice coconut, vanilla, light spicing, and pleasant roast. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Well balanced with a nice chocolate backing, roast, coconut, pumpkin, and vanilla. Enjoyable. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Tap @ Breakside... Poured jet black with a nice forming, light tan head. Nose had lots or roasted pumpkin and nutmeg spice with some coconut. The coconut came through only in the finish, and you had to search for it. However, I think if this beer lacked coconut it would’ve tasted totally different. I think the coconut added body and sweetness to county the massive amount of nutmeg spice and pumpkin pie notes this beer had going for it. Along with a good amount a roast, this was a nice, complex sipper. troopie (2323) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draught. Body is somewhat confused, which is why I gave it a low palate score. Aroma is cocoanut, flavour is pumpkin, with cocoanut coming on as the beer warmed. I admit I ordered it because cocoanut and pumpkin are not common flavours in beers.