TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,658
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
744
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown color with a thick beige head. Quite a bit of lacing slides down the inside of the glass. Aroma of pumpkin spices, vanilla, and cocoa. Tastes like a sweet pumpkin pie with some vanilla frosting on top. There is a bittersweet dark chocolate making it's presence know too. Lots of carbonation bubbles lead to a soft mouthfeel but somewhat thin for me personally. Really nice pumpkin porter here; glad I found it and enjoyed it to boot.

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Photo of MattSlem
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of datpingao
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with a quarter inch of beige head. Light will not penetrate this dark beverage. Heavy lacing. Aroma is comprised of chocolate and pumpkin pie spice. I taste a sweet concoction of chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, and a bit of smoked malt. The body is lightly oily and viscous.

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Photo of gibgink
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayhunter357
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenGap
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into two English pints. Dark brown to black with a very thin brownish head that quickly dissipates. Smell has notes of chocolate and a roasted malty goodness. Some pumpkin comes through as it warms. A nice porter malt flavor that quickly picks up the hint of chocolate. A roast malt lingers on the tongue. Overall feel has a slightly thicker than normal porter feel with some alcohol warming. Overall this is a very enjoyable treat. Not an everyday beer but nice change of pace. I also was able to sample a vanilla bean infused version at the brewery for first firken Friday that was even better.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of exl_90
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THoff94
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicious and sweet desert beer. Tastes more chocolate than pumpkin.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwgduke
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinmusPrime
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Braz
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting mix of spices and nuances.

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TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 744 ratings