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

TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)
740 Ratings
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter)

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

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

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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 315
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 11/5/13 another bottle from Rutager, cheers dude!!

A the darkest brown with a deep cola edge, two fingers of dark foam only lasts a couple sips and leaves no lace, looks pretty basic

S cinnamon, all-spice, cola, root beer, chocolate and a little smoke, faint licorice and yes some pumpkin and just a hint of booze, smells great, everything's working well together

T more chocolate and dark roasted notes that weren't as strong on the nose, a little coffee I didn't smell, and I like the flavor but the nose had just a little something extra

M silky liquid, not as thick as the color would imply but the bubbles cream it up and give it some body, spicy finish lingers for ages

O great use of pumpkin and spices in what I'd assume was already a solid base beer, very easy to drink and the booze is well hidden

I'd drink this again but perhaps better suited for a chilly Fall evening and a turkey dinner, mmm turkey, now I'm craving, wish me luck convincing my wife to make a practice turkey.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head atop. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices, cocoa nibs, coffee, touch of booze.

T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, other spices, molasses, cocoa nibs, coffee, dark fruits, and a touch of booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Great pumpkin porter. Good balance.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Black-cola body. Medium khaki head. Ok retention, poor lace.

S - Nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon, vanilla ice cream, star anise, Mexican hot chocolate.

T - Smooth milk chocolate, nutmeg, canned pumpkin, grains of paradise, brown sugar, cocoa nibs, cinnamon.

M - Smooth, medium body. Creamy.

O - Nice complexity. Shade sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque, dark brown color with a fine peripheral ring of light beige bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Pumpkin is earthy and vegetal in the smell, while roast is also apparent but subordinate. Spices are not obvious here.

T: Begins off-dry, with yeasty pumpkin and intense toastiness. The neutral yeast qualities increasingly stand apart from the fruit during the middle. Baking spices are muted but evident into the finish where earthy pumpkin-affected roast peaks.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This pumpkin beer does a fair job of cutting the pure vegetal quality of the fruit with supple roasted malt. The porter approach is repeatedly shown to favor the addition of pumpkin, which is further reinforced here.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes, 8/3/10. Pretty good beer, almost great. This beer has some excellent spicing. There’s a ton of pumpkin pie flavor with extra spice, just right for a pumpkin beer. However, the aroma also has a big cola note that is almost sickly sweet, kinda surprising for Midnight Sun since their beers seem to run drier than nearly any other brewery. There’s some chocolate and caramel lurking in the mix, as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Appearance could also be improved - the head dissipates quite quickly, leaving just a very dark brown to black body. This is a very well done pumpkin beer, but it has a few problems.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 740 ratings
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