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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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outstanding

622 Ratings
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 450
Gots: 107 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Lare453, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

bostonryan, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

510a, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nmann08, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

cestlavie, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Kurmaraja, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

n2185, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

WVUbrew, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ImperialStout, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

hilgart1, Dec 31, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

The beer appears a deep dark brown, approaching blackness, with an oily beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, pumpkin, pie, roasted malt, perhaps some peanut butter? Maybe even chocolate peanut butter cups? Really well done here, with pumpkin character asserting itself late. Lingering notes of sweet potatoes. Smooth on the pallets with alcohol well hidden. A very nice fall seasonal.

Huhzubendah, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Had this on 2013-12-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Dark opaque brown with a short tan head and almost no lacing.

S - Chocolate and a hint of wood smoke. Nice but very mild.

T - Very nice. Roasted grain but not quite char, milk and dark chocolate, cream, cinnamon heat, roasted spice bitterness. There's a unique flavor to this beer and I'm guessing it's partially due to roasting the clove and nutmeg. The spices don't lend a lot to the aroma but are adding complexity to the taste and aftertaste.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. About average feel for a porter. Certainly not thick like an oatmeal stout. Still, appropriate for the style and doesn't detract from the enjoyment.

O - My wife and I both enjoyed this beer. Kudos to the brewer for coming up with a unique twist on a porter with the seemingly-roasted spices.

Tucquan, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jmccraney, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

teamwiggum, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

marshmeli, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

bcrossan, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Unchi, Dec 08, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours pitch black color with a a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, herbal, toast, light coffee, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with very well balanced pumpkin, spice, cocoa, and roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, toast, light coffee, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light coffee, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of pumpkin, spice, cocoa, and roasted malt flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pumpkin porter. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of pumpkin, spice, cocoa, and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kerry4porters, Dec 04, 2013
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.