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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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616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 442
Gots: 107 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2005)
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JohnQVegas

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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into The Bruery snifter, with a massive thank you nod to Jeff (Alewatcher), for nailing what seems like only one more in an endless list of top wants. And this one carries a second huge thank you from my wife, who has wanted to try this for as long as I can remember.

Pours black with a one-finger, creamy tan head. Great retention, with a bit of spotty lacing.

Nose is quite good also - cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove all come out with varying degrees of clarity, with lesser notes of chocolate, bit of mocha, and a light, nutty roastiness underneath.

The spices come through beautifully - cinnamon and nutmeg especially, with a nutty, rich milk chocolate character underneath, and hints of caramel underneath. Light pumpkin notes on the finish and exhale. Beautiful balance, can't imagine a better pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth, silky, light and creamy, with a dry finish. Lush, soft carbonation, medium-full bodied.

Overall, I haven't had a better vehicle for making a traditionally-spiced pumpkin beer. The rich chocolate and light nuttiness are spectacular in conjunction with the spicing. Another massive thank you to Jeff, from both of us.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 02:24:11 | More by JohnQVegas
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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.