TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by laituegonflable:
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours very, very dark. Maybe hints of brown up to the light, but they're not immediately visible to my eye. Head is pale beige, settled out but nice nonetheless. Lace is not as clingy as it could be. Looks like a fairly thin dark beer, but a good one.
Smell is smokey and roasty in about equal measure. Stouty sweetness as well, and a touch of sweet pumpking and candied yams to it as well. Yeah, bit of banana, but a decent belt of wood smoke at the back and some roasty chocolatey malt. Not bad at all, but not quite enamouring me entirely.
Taste kicks in with big vanilla upfront, then gets to a fairly decent sweet stouty palate overall. Lots of cereal character, slightly roasted where the charred notes and bitterness - and hint of peppery spice - comes in later. Some banana character, maybe some apricot as well. Overall it's quite sweet, but with a nice roasty boozey heat at the back that tempers it well. Not brilliantly, but well.
Full, yes. Too boozey? Maybe a bit too much heat on the back. Quite dry; still not bad at all.
Quite a big fruity twist to a big, dark beer. I won't pretend I can instantly taste the difference between a porter and a stout but as an imperial porter it tastes sweeter and more stouty to me. I wouldn't mind a bit more dry roastiness coming in to balance and ground it.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 11:09:16 | More by laituegonflable
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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 613 ratings.