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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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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 461
Gots: 114 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber into a snifter.

Beautiful appearance. Mocha-colored head sits a finger thick and fluffy and remains majestically. With the pour, robust carbonation is visible within the deep black body, but the beer eventually settles and simply looks like a bold dark beast. 4.5

What is this Xocoveza with pumpkin? Haha. First aroma I perceived was coffee, then chocolate, and then some cinnamon and it definitely reminded me of the Stone brew. Pumpkin is subtle and blends with the spices, some vanilla and other tasty elements. It's a great mixture of aromas that reminds me more of a great coffee beer. 4.5

Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, they're all there. Dry roasted malts offer some stiff flavor on the finish. Baker's chocolate lingers on my tongue too. Pumpkin is ever so faint and I can't at all say I'm mad. 4.25

Thick, viscous and smooth, this is exactly what I want in a big beer. Hops offer some bite and bitterness on the finish, but otherwise this can easily be sipped. 4.25

Quite a surprise as I was expecting more pumpkin but was happy to do with the subtlety. All the other added flavors formed a spectacular beer.

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This is Halloween candy for adults.

Definitely a dessert beer, this seasonal holiday concoction does not disappoint. Pours out dark and viscous. Great flavors of pumpkin mixed with chocolate and hints of spice.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a small fizzy khaki colored head that reduces completely, leaving nothing behind

S- big aroma of smoky dark roasted malt up front with an emphasis on chocolate, campfire, fig & coffee. The spices are underlying, with notes of cinnamon & nutmeg. Also picking up some woodsy notes and raw pumpkin flesh

T- smoky roasted malt with big campfire & charcoal flavors from the base porter, followed by some chocolate and day old coffee. Cinnamon stands out most among the spices, with notes of nutmeg & sandalwood. Vanilla cream, herbal notes and fig close it out

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a silky smooth, slightly warming finish

O- a nice roasty porter base is greatly complimented by the pumpkin spicing. A nice slow sipper for a Halloween evening

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On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours dark brown, very little light shines through, with a light brown head.

S: Dark roasted malt, some coffee, and roasted pumpkin.

T: Dark chocolate and coffee, a touch of malt sweetness, some spice, nutmeg and light cinnamon, and roast pumpkin on the finish. I could swear I'm also getting faint almost citrus and floral hop notes buried in there.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied, light carbonation.

O: This is a different take on a spiced pumpkin beer, with the spices more restrained, letting the malt and pumpkin shine through. Very tasty.

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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.