Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

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Beer Details: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Style: Porter
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBU: 20
  • Price: N/A
  • Availability: Seasonal
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Appearance

The 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter has a ‘Christmas’ vibe to it with a white snowflake on red background with white lettering. This review beer came in a tall, brown glass bottle. The bottom cap is the same motif as the bottle, with the name of the brewery in white, against the red background. When I pour the beer, it has a dark porter appearance, with a medium thickness head.

Aroma

Nosing the freshly poured beer, I get medium intense metallic notes. Additional passes reveal a sweet creaminess, and stewed berries.

Flavor

Sweetness with each sip gives way to sweet berry and ends with long, lingering chocolate. There is a satisfying creamy mouthfeel. As the beer warms up, I get a mild coffee underneath the other flavors.

Balance

The sweet creaminess accounts for roughly half of the overall flavor profile. The mild coffee is almost a background note, as it’s buried under the other components.

Finish

There is a delayed chocolate finish, and it has a very long finish that lasts almost until the following sip.

Overall

The 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter is an enjoyable porter style beer with elements of complexity. Even though the balance and aromas were average, it is one of the better porters I’ve had through 2018 and 2019.

John
AppearanceGood
AromaAverage
FlavorVery Good
BalanceAverage
FinishGood
OverallGood

John McTavish

SCORE

7.08

Cost/Point

N/A

Scoring System

Personal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter
John McTavishPersonal Beer Review: 4 Mile Rice Pudding Porter

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