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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2558) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Black color with a foamy brown head. A sweet pumpkin spice aroma with cinnamon and cloves. A light chocolate toasted malty flavor with nutmeg and warm spices. A long sweet creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Impressive beer. I don’t typically enjoy chocolate or pumpkin beers but this wa extremely enjoyable. The spice is perfectly balanced with the afore mentioned chocolate and pumpkin. Pours a very rich dark brown with a very small-bubble carbonated foam. Was a great followup to the lasagna I ate prior.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Black with a medium tan head. The aroma is a blast of pumpkin pie spices with a light chocolate maltiness holding it all up. The flavor has plenty of sweet chocolate, light roast, and the same spices, though they are more in balance with the malt than in the aroma. Sweet stuff, and a very dessert-oriented beer, though a tasty one. A really cool take on the pumkpin beer, but maybe a little over the top in sweet and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to SuzyGreenberg! Pours black with minimal brown head. Aroma is full of spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), pumpkin and a slight chocolate undertone. Flavor begins with lots of spice and including cinnamon and nutmeg as well as pumpkin and a bit of chocolate at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours black with a thin tan head, lots of lace. Aroma-roasted malts, pumpkin, spices, milk chocolate. Taste- all of the aroma, plus a creamy, full bodied richness. Phenomenal brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2157) - 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 (3321) - 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.

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