TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.43/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I enjoyed a 2009 edition about a year after it's release. Poured into a snifter.
The beer is nice looking in the glass. TREAT is a dark brown, almost black with just a hint of red on outside edges. The head rises then falls, but there's a nice ring of tan foam that demonstrates decent cling but does not leave behind crazy lace. Still very much above average - this is an attractive beer!
The smell lets me know I'm instore for a TREAT indeed. There are intentse levels of great spices - clove, nutmeg and cinnamon are all easily picked out, as is some chocolate and mild roasted malts. The smell is intense and well balanced. In a way, this smells like it could be a Christmas beer as well as a Autumn offering.
The taste is also very, very good. The roasted malt comes on first, with a substantial but never cloying sweet base of caramel. There's a great semi-sweet chocolate note. Then the spices accentuate the touch of pumpkin in the body with notes of clove, ginger and cinnamon. A touch of molasses and a bit of vanilla and brown sugar end this amazing tasting experience. I must say, the most wonderful thing about this beer is how it stays a beer that's enhanced by flavors, not dominated by them.
The mouthfeel of TREAT is just a touch thin compared to the best porters in the world, but it holds its own with decent carbonation and good overall feel. There's a touch of bitterness and lingering spice in the finish. This is a drinkable and enjoyable beer. I can't wait to enjoy it again.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2010 18:16:38 | More by jampics2
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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.