Double Chocolate Porter | 4 Mile Brewing Co.

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Double Chocolate PorterDouble Chocolate Porter

Brewed by:
4 Mile Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ZachT on 02-15-2015

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- This one pours with a fizzy yet retentive caramel colored head, which does eventually settle to a ring around the glass. The coloration of the brew is a dark cola/coffee brown

S- Creamy coffee aromas, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate and/or burnt malt toastiness. Earthy bitterness, slightly nutty and it becomes stronger as it warms. The finish is slightly dry, hop bittered and lingering on the far so good!!

T- Oh the flavors follow suit rather well, with the coffee becoming more black rather than creamy, and the chocolate leaning more towards dark than milk/semi-sweet. New flavors are burnt malts, roasted cashew creaminess, yeast, biscuit and bread round out the flavor with the finish being smooth, semi sweet and it lingers somewhat on the palate.

M/O- Creamy carbonation, velvety texture and a medium body lend themselves to this highly drinkable porter! Alcohol is well hidden for 7% and theres a nice dessert like quality to this one....I have had chocolate porters with a stronger flavor profile but overall this one has all of the checkpoints ticked off! A decent Ale and I recommend!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle - so, after reading the sort of poetic tasting notes on the label, I'm to take it that there animal pirate is a mink?

This beer pours a rather solid black, with subtle red-cola basal edges, and two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet fizzy brown head, which leaves a bit of low-lying, distant mountain range lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of well-roasted caramel malt, more bitter than sweet chocolate, cafe-au-lait, a further free-range ashiness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet cocoa powder, gritty and grainy caramel malt, wet char, an understated raw coffee bean acridity, spoiled milk, a hint of oily bar-top nuttiness, and more weak leafy, earthy, and musty floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its shy-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, with that overarching dry acridity (I won't assign blame just yet) taking things down a notch here. It finishes off-dry, the underwhelming cocoa and roasted malt tangoing like spurned lovers might.

Overall, there appears to be a discord here between promise and expectation - I expected a lot of chocolate and a lot of booze for this one, and got very little, if any of each (so, um, good job for the latter, I guess). The roasted (malt, coffee, cream, hop, you name it) character dominates, which gets a little tiresome after a spell.

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Photo of Almasi_
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4 Mile Double Chocolate Porter

Near pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Settles into ring around the glass.

Aroma of bitter cocoa, dark roast coffee and hint of sweet chocolate syrup.

Flavor is deep roast bitter coffee, bittersweet baking cocoa, hint of sweet mocha smooths it out.

Moderate carbonation and a slight syrupy feel to the above medium body.

Was thinking sweet from the label, but this had a few roasty and bitter layers in there as well.

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Photo of Derek
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not too sweet, wonderful balance and a nice depth to the flavour.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 21/2/17

A almost black with a deep edge, finger of noisy foam falls in no time leaving no lace

S ashy, cocoa powder, burnt herbs, cold coffee, and earthy notes

T a little booze and licorice come out but still has that ashy, burnt taste that's holding it back

M lighter then expected, frothy from the bubbles, gritty inside, burnt finish

O OK but nothing special, flavors can't shine through all the burnt malt

Not a whole lot of chocolate in this one, nothings wrong with this one but a few tweaks might work in its favor

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Photo of ZachT
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Niceroad77
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fader
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mouver
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Chocolate Porter from 4 Mile Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 11 ratings