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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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…


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (615) - 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 (173) - 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 (1097) - 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 (2276) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 (6114) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel Air in Woodland. The aroma is more faint than I would expect. A little tinny and metallic with faint sweetness. Light roast. Transparent dark cola/mahogany color with a medium, fizzy light tan head present. Starts with a bit of a chewy, semi-sweet maltiness. Pretty full-bodied. Becomes a little toasted with slight astringency in the middle. Dark bitter chocolate flavors late. Pretty one-dimensional, and somewhat pedestrian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, off-white medium thick head, light lacing. Chocolate and brown sugar in the aroma. Flavor has some chocolate notes, a touch of licorice, a wee bit of creosote. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not really feeling it on this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Flaske: Sortbrun øl med et lille skumhoved. Syrlig duft. Smagen er chocolade men igen le syrlig. Øllen er ikke inficeret men den syrlige bismag og duft er off i forhold til mine smagsløg.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1353) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark brown. Tan head. Milk chocolate. Some light roast. Fair Sweetness. Medium body. Smooth and creamy. No bitterness. Soothing.


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