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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)

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701 Ratings
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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 460
Gots: 115 | FT: 6
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Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2005

Intriguing doses of sweet spices, cocoa nibs and pumpkin transform an exceptional porter into a mesmerizing potion. Pour this tantalizing brew into a snifter and experience its many eccentric nuances, which will delight your taste buds.

This is the same award-winning recipe that garnered a GOLD MEDAL at GABF in 2007. Formerly known simply as Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter, we’ve named it T.R.E.A.T.: The Royal Eccentric Ale Treatment.

30 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Braz
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting mix of spices and nuances.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of buschbeer
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a becker glass

L - It is as black as night. It has an inch of cocoa head on top that leaves little in the way of lacing.

S - The pumpkin spices dominate the aroma. The chocolate is well masked but detectable as it warms.

T - Once again the spices overwhelm the cocoa nibs. I was really hoping the chocolate and spices would be balanced.

M - Full

O - This is a delicious pumpkin porter. I had high expectations, so I probably caused myself to bew less impressed than I should have been. I really enjoyed this beer though.

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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.08/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4.5/3.75/4.25/4/4
What initially appears jet black fades a little when held truly up to the light, but still maintains a deep difficultly penetrated cola blackish. A goood finger of creamy deep tan head leaves hints and promises along the sides, and never fully abandons the top of the tower where it sits.

I swear to god the first thing I smelled when I poured this beer was a late summer bucket of perfectly ripe blackberries. Don't ask. Letting it settle in and warm a little bit my fantasy afternoons by the post office fighting off thorns to collect the fruit of the gods is relegated to fantastical whimsy. More familiar aromas crowd in: oily chocolate and coffee beans. Some earthiness I attribute primarily to the pumpkin, some roast and maybe a touch of cinnamon when I dig for it. Aroma is not particularly strong, though, which is a little disappointing. The components are appealing, but they hide behind themselves.

The first flavour to jump in is undeniably chocolate. Dual layers compete here: a darker slightly bitter bakers chocolate and a cherubically milk-sweet. They balance one another incredibly well. Twisting between these threads I get bits and pieces of spices; primarily the cinnamon, but a touch of cloves here and there. The pumpkin itself does not particularly stand out, to the point where if I didn't know this was supposed to be a pumpkin porter I would most likely not pick it out. Any bit I find is largely because I'm looking out specifically for it.
Medium-thick, and almost a bit ashy with the carbonation. Finish is initially the milky-sweet, then fading to a longer bitter finale.
Delicious beer. If you're looking for a big dark pumpkin pie, there are better options. If you're looking for a really good chocolatey tasty porter, this is a very solid choice. Will drink it again without hesitation.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +2%

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1.2/5  rDev -70.6%

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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.