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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: 627
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 458
Gots: 110 | 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%

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

Unchi, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Erik-P, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Lob, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

shelby415, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

peensteen, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

tickingtimebomb, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CTJman, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

JISurfer, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

beernads, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An all-time "want" brought back from CA. Pricy but worth it in retrospect. Shared with all of my best beer buddies, it was a hit.

A- Cryptic pitch black pour into a large chalice. Thick and creamy dark brown head forms to about two fingers sticking around fairly well. Falls to pillowy islands and a frothy thick ring. Lace starts immediately and is spotty later.

S- Prominent pie spice mix and even better is the prominent pumpkin vegetable squash goodness. Dark roast burnt graininess like a black patent, bitter cocoa powder and rounded out like a nice pie.

T- Deep burnt roast almost dry bitter dark malts. The pumpkin opens up flavor fully in the finish with a complimentary pie spice, not over the top, with hints of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. Decadent cocoa nibs are delicious. Some dark fruits from yeast.

MF- Thick and nicely creamy supporting the rich flavors. Moderate carbonation allows the flavors to shine, both the spice and chocolate. Finishes deep roast bitterness and some lingering spice.

One of the better pumpkin beers I've had with a great brownie cocoa feel and reserved but less is more spice. Fresh pumpkin shines and makes it all like a good dessert.

cbutova, Nov 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

PZBREW, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

iL0VEbeer, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long-time Want conquered thanks to cbutova.

Body is just about black with a thin tan head. Strong spice notes in the scent, nice vegetal notes, clove, cinnamon, with roast, cocoa and coffee as well. Definitely pumpkin pie reminiscent but too spice-forward to really be dessert-like.

I'd say the taste is leans slightly more towards a porter but still pretty balanced overall. Dusty cocoa, coffee with cream, light roast, lots of spices, nut meg and clove stick out. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin, highish carbonation. A little bit of a sipper I'd say.

This pretty much lived up to expectations I'd say, nice pumpkin porter with a remarkable spice profile.

Chico1985, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Canti4341, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

GTB, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

rab53, Nov 16, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Second imperial porter in a row. Like a somewhat similar brew from Alaskan Brewery, this one too poured a deep black with a head that has very little staying power.

Nose has dominant cola / root beer notes. Light pumpkin aroma and pumpkin pie spices also carry through.

Taste has a somewhat rich delivery, oppulent, warming, and introducing fudge like flavor. Modest carbonation.

Nice to see several Imperial Porters on the market these days. Only wish the price point was more attractive as a $14 bottle makes for limited sampling.

artdob, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hopmodium, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Sarge3130, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Presto82, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

vermilcj, Nov 10, 2013
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.