TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.44/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
11-19-2013 17:14:47 | More by cbutova
3.85/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
11-17-2013 02:32:05 | More by Chico1985
3.41/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
11-13-2013 04:32:20 | More by artdob
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
Had this on tap at Whole Foods.
A-Very dark, opaque viscous brew with little to no head.
S-Sweet chocolate and toasted malt dominate. No pumpkin in the nose.
T-Mildly sweet dark chocolate, some spice but nondescript. No discernible pumpkin.
M-Smooth, full and rich. Just enough carbonation to make it interesting.
O-Even though it didn't live up to the label in terms of the pumpkin, I would try it again. A great porter for sipping on a fall night.
11-08-2013 20:29:02 | More by mschind
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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