TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.26/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque black body, impenetrable to light beneath the abundant mocha tan head, which does seem a bit on the fluffy side for the style. The head is very patient to dissipate leaving a thin ring of lacing grabbing the glass.
The aroma is much more pumpkin and spice than anything else. There is a hint of the advertised chocolate nib. The pumpkin really is like pumpkin meat more so than others that is like roasted pumpkin seeds or even loaded up on spice.
Now the flavor is a whole different story. Again there are pumpkin and traditional spices but the chocolate nibs are much more pronounced and the roasted/smoky aspect one would expect from a porter is also very present. In my opinion, this is a unique knockout of a flavor. Perhaps not aligning with any one traditional style, but Midnight Sun really did a nice job putting this together.
Medium in body with generous carbonation. Perhaps a bit light for a porter, but my guess is that when you put a beer like this together that mingles style lines that happens.
I was not sure what to expect of this beer as other hybrids like this have disappointed but this did not. As my notes indicate, I felt the flavor was really the highlight of this beer, and if you can live/taste in the gray area, you may enjoy this.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 00:50:15 | More by CHADMC3
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4.24/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yum! I loved this beer. Just as advertisd- pumpkin, spice, and cocoa nibs. You get a nuttiness from the cocoa nibs as well as a bit of chocolate, some nice creaminess and almost a meatiness from the pumpkin, and it's all complemented by some nice pie spices. This a seamlessly integrated beer. Each component playing beautifully off of the next. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2014 01:33:29 | More by Georgiabeer
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.