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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?


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Great beer. Holiday pumpkin beer and you can get your stout on. Good for Halloween but thats about it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2324) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear dark brown pour with a decent frothy off white head and light lacing..... Aroma is of mostly roasted and chocolate malts, with spices, cinnamon, light clove and nutmeg with a bit of earthiness .... Flavor is sweet and malty with bitter cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg spices, light clove, earthy, roasted and chocolate malts .... Body is medium, slightly oily .... abv hidden well ... definitely a TREAT

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours reddish brown with thin tan head. The nose is pumpkin pie spice, roast and coffee. The taste is all pie spice and light roast. An ok beer, bit of a disappointment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
November 30th, 2012 - Midnight Sun’s trippel is a knock out, and based on that admittedly small sample size, I was excited to try the agglutinative stylings of the Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. That’s a lot of flavor profiles to pack onto one name. But the smell lends some credence to the label, showing off malty and sweet scents of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and brown sugar, lending more to the pumpkin part of the label than the others. No chocolate found here, though it makes its appearance in the flavor, a darker type, and dusted with lots of spices, including those found in the nose. The palate is heavy, giving this brew some heft and seriousness, and the dark, malty core is layered with flavors of pumpkin pie, raisin and fig. The overall balance is quite good, making this an apt beer for someone looking for an engaging, spicy brew with reflections of pumpkin pie - a great drink for the Thanksgiving table.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2652) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 2013.. From city beverage. San Francisco. Good aroma sweet. Chocolate. Pumpkin, Spice. Nutmeg more than clove. Dark orange brown color. Ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body thick viscous creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Good stuff, nice blend on the aroma and flavor. Great mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown pour, appears black once it’s in the glass, capped off with a foamy, smooth mocha foam that transcends to a mild collar. Lovely aroma; mix of pumpkin & pecan pie, lots of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & nuts. Some honey sweetness plays over a sweet chocolate background, with none of the spices ever getting too heavy. Taste follows closely with notes of pumpkin spice, milk chocolate, graham cracker, honey covered pecans, clove, & a touch of roast. Unexpectedly thick, smooth, & big body... Fits the beer exceedingly well. I had reasonably high hops for this beer, & it did not disappoint. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (701) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Thanks to tectactoe! A very dark pour with a creamy tan colored head that really hangs around. Great looking beer. A very intricate beer all around. A burnt vanilla aroma with pecans and pumpkin spice. The aroma closes with a faint dark chocolate. The sip is complex and hard for me to figure out the flavors honestly. A lot of cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Very nice thick chewy feel. Very creamy. The main pumpkin flavors come through at the end. May be the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Jet black with a khaki head. Nutmeg, squash, slight vegetal sweetness, coffee roast in their aroma. Flavor is similar, squashy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee in the flavor. Medium to heavier body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1733) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours black With big tan head. Aromas are nice fall spices and roasted malts. Flavors are spices, a touch of sour and and toasty malts. A touch disappointing considering the high rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2203) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Slightly tart taste. Chocolate. Nice thanks cards04 for this one. A next beer out of Alaska.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1981) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown colored body, barely any head but what there is shows a slim film that rises just a tad concavely against the glass and speckles to make some super light lacing. The smell had spices of ginger, nutmeg, and allspice that dance in front of cocoa and pumpkin, the more I let it warm the more clove and cinnamon come out in a roasted almost earthy sort of way. The taste is mainly sweet through the cocoa and pumpkin powering just in front of the spices ever so delicately, nice balancing act of the sweet in front of the spicy for the taste - awesome! slight spicy cocoa aftertaste; slightly dry spicy cocoa finish. The palate is about a medium in body, seems to be more of a sipper but the alcohol remains well hidden. The harshness - what harshness no where whatsoever, but I’m not worried; great for the style and for me. Overall, this is an excellent pumpkin porter.


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