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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.

TREAT melds rich decadent flavors into an enticing brew that is perfect for pairing with both sweet and savory dishes. Add depth to desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, bread pudding and tiramisu. Reduce this porter down then glaze grilled meats. Mix Moroccan spices with TREAT to marinate lamb shanks before slow-roasting. The options are endless. But the most important step is pouring yourself a lovely glass of TREAT to enjoy with the rewarding results of your efforts.

With so many tones and textures to experience, will you find this brew… Demented…or delightful?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle courtesy ditmier. Pours a dark clear brown with a small beige head, unassuming but full of absurd spice orgy nonsense. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are everywhere, flanked by pumpkin flesh. Pumpkin pie liqueur, perhaps? Flavor is similar to the smell, but with some more backing malts and a touch of smokiness. Easily the best pumpkin beer I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle tasted blind. Pours dark brown with solid tan head. Aroma of mint, cocoa, licorice and an off vegetal flavor. Okay sweetness but a weird sweaty funk flavor and a bitter vegetal flavor. Also finishes of licorice necco wafers. Good carbonation. Very complex beer but not drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Pepsican. Pours a deep reddish with a good head and lace. The aroma is ginger and dark chocolate. Smells like delicious ginger cookies. Flavor is some pumpkin but lots of dark chocolate and spiciness. Pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Not overpoweringly spiced. Nice pumpkin aroma. Classic liquid pumpkin pie, but not too sweet or cloying like a ST Pumking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Black with a creamy tan head. Pumpkin, spice, and chocolate aroma and taste with some very pleasant pumpkin pie tastes to the finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Blackish beer with a small tan head. Christmas spice and light pumpkin aroma with sweet malt. Rich malt and mollases flavor with brown sugar, christmas spice and chocolate. Fulelr bodied. Chocolate and mollases lingers with ruch malt and christmas spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beercollector (23) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2010
New bottle in Wine & Beer Haus, Seaside Oregon. I was looking for a special beer for my 1111th beer since 2002 in their Hall of Foam Club. Wow. Pours with a nice dark head. Has the chocolate & spice aroma, Tastes like a wonderful high end Stout w chocolate. builds up flavor as it warms up. A perfect beer for the occasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle from after4ever. Huge thanks Tom! Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose is monster scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, basic pumpkin pie flavors. My wife could smell it across the table! Palate is thick, creamy and smooth as silk. Flavors of pumpkin pie with a chocolate coating. Light bitterness in the finish gives it a little extra texture. This is wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle shared by pepsican. Thanks. Poured a nearly opaque brown color with red highlights. The head was light tan. Smelled of distinct clove, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium bodied and sweet with notes of darkly roasted malt and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting. This beer had too many spices going on for me.

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