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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself! Additional Information: This beer began life as our Panamanian Porter with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana. A truly unique beer, we felt that all those flavors needed some smoothing out so we changed yeast strains and eliminated the banana flavor (Which came from the yeast strain). The Panamanian Porter did have many fans however, and there may be plans in the future to bring it back for a special occasion. Stay tuned…


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3994) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. If only it lived up to the label description.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
22oz bomber from www.craftbeerkings.com, thanks online shop. Poured a thinner bodied deep dark blackish brown with a smaller off white head. Aroma of cream, chocolate malts, cola, touch of soy. Flavor is a bit stronger with soy sauce, cola, bakers bitter chocolate, citrus acid, black olives, rotting banan peel. Body is a bit on the thin side for an 8% porter, softer carbonation and an average aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (436) - - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Thin head that disappears quickly. Faint but pleasant aroma. Tastes nice, but I didn’t get much chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1066) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Clearish brown. Chocolatey aroma, some roast malt. Chocolate and sweet brown sugar, with a lightly smoky base. Decent but thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (819) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
22oz bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Chocolate and coffee bean aroma. Coffee bean taste with a little strong aftertaste. Very nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Tapp på Bottle Rock, LA. Svart med beige skum. Väldigt svag doft av choklad och lite kaffe. Smak av kaffe, choklad och fruktig syrlighet. Lång bra eftersmak av kaffe och choklad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1164) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
March 1st, 2013 - Small propeller planes, tropical leaves and cocoa bean exports set the story for Hangar 24’s Chocolate Porter, another brew with awesome label art. Inside the packaging is a slightly more uniform brew, dark with heavy contrast, dark and brooding most porters tend to be, with a heavy head that looks like the foam on a shaken bottle of soy sauce. Dry and dusty, the aroma reminds me of a dark, bitter and slightly oxidized chocolate bar laced with nibs. THere’s an element of chocolate syrup too, more direct and sweet, but also rich and luxuriant. And finally, there is a drop or two of coffee, but it is strictly dominated by the rich and silky chocolate perfume. The palate is rich, unctuous and just a little too heavy, until the mid-taste when the carbonation spikes and grants some much needed levity and airiness. The chocolate notes are darker and bitter, up there with 72% cocoa solid bars, with a slight hops bitterness and a light edge of alcohol. The flavors present are bold, but not especially deep, which is a shame. These are dark, deep bass notes of chocolate that deserve to be rooted into the tongue, but even with that, it’s a solid beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Very blan not too much to write about...some cocoa in aroma. Flavor is very lean nothing much in flavor. Somewhat flat too. Didt care for.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2517) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Thanks Heidi for the bottle. Being an imperial porter, I poured this into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of a slim white to off white slightly foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled lacing roamed around the glass. The smell had some sweet to roasty cocoa to allow a nice rich yet bitter roasted coffee to try to make a stance but ends up fading just a bit. The taste was mainly a good balance of sweet to roasty with the cocoa and coffee combining nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability rearing its head slightly but I’m finding more of a sipping aspect from it at times. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Overall, nice imperial porter I could down again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Had much bigger hopes for this, especially as a near imperial strength brew, as H24 has been spot on so far. Easily the least favorite beer I’ve had from them so far. Thin for 8% and overly sweet, smells and tastes like a tootsie roll. Not entirely a bad thing, just a bit too artificial and sweet.


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