TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by eclipse54:
4.47/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 22 ounce bottle purchased at the local bottle shop, Brewforia, and split into snifters.
The body is a completely opaque black that rests beneath a khaki colored, frothy head. There was not much development on the pour, but the head that did appear hung around for the long haul and left a generous amount of sticky lacing in its wake; I was very impressed with this lacing and the retention.
The aroma is of a typical porter in the front and a faint but ominous pumpkin ale in the rear. Roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, and a hint of coffee are present in the beginning, but hints of nutmeg, coriander, yam, cinnamon, and brown sugar peek out at the end.
The taste emphasizes the pumpkin characteristics much more. Porter flavors reside in the very beginning of the taste, where chocolate, roasted malt, some caramel, and coffee ground comes though. Glorious pumpkin flavors then take over, with cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, yam, pumpkin, and various other spices meld together in perhaps the most flavorful pumpkin ale I’ve encountered this year, save for perhaps Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin. As an afterthought, this is like someone manually mixed a chocolate porter with said Imperial Pumpkin, yielding a delicious result.
Mouthfeel is full and rich without being sugary, syrupy, or dry. Carbonation dances off the tongue and really brings out the flavors.
Overall, the best pumpkin ale I’ve had to date, and I feel it is certainly worth the “hype” and attention it receives. A "Franken-beer" worth seeking out and acquiring should the opportunity ever arise.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2011 03:29:01 | More by eclipse54
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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 615 ratings.