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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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?

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3.2
DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark brown. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and caramel. Sweet flavor, spice, caramel, chocolate, roast.

4.4
RRistow12 (895) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Tasted from bottle. Pours black with khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, spices. Taste is moderately bitter with nice sweet malt backbone. Very complex. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, all spice, pumpkin, caramel, pepper, maple syrup. Excellent pumpkin beer. Would love to have this head to head with Southern Tier Warlock but I think this tops it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
JulienHuxley (5843) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is rich and spicy, very roasty. Taste is bitter, roasty, lingering spicy finish. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation.

3.9
jbruner (4796) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bomber thanks to Mr 5000, Andre! Pours an opaque brownish black with fluffy tan brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of pumpkin spice and hints of chocolate. Taste is more balanced, chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of heat. Slick mouth, soft carbonation, good stuff.

5
dpitinga (136) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Always considered pumpkin beer a beverage abomination...the GABF style nazis didn’t even award a gold medal in this category this year. But this pumpkin beer is worth seeking out, especially on draft. And it’s no phony. You can actually taste the pumpkin.

3.7
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. A year old. Chocolate with pumpkin and fall spices. Sweet and rich. A great take on the usual pumpkin beers.

3.6
conway (2210) - - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and clove. Rich chewy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

3.6
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours a deep black color with a chocolate aroma. Taste is burnt, oatmeal, with a deep peanut butter flavor. Slight bitter aftertaste but very enjoyable.

3.3
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Pours dark, small off white head, nutmeg and oumpkin spices, sloght roast. Medium body.

4.3
HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
This is one hell of a pumpkin beer. Every other chocolate pumpkin porter deal aspires to be as good as this one, all these years later.


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