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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, decadent and full-bodied. The intense, roasted malt flavor is derived from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post-fermentation adds complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities.
As depicted on the label, this full-bodied ­beer salutes American pilots who airdropped packages of chocolate into post-­WWII Berlin, bringing joy and community together in the face of adversity. We’ve partnered with Food For The Hungry who we consider to be the “chocolate bombers” of today, delivering regular food rations and non-food items to the struggling people of South Sudan who are in desperate need.

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3.9
J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Delicious dark chocolate and wood aromas from a deep amber body with orange/red highlights. The head is almost non-existent which was a surprise, but it was completely appropriate for a porter. Sweet Hershey’s syrup chocolate flavor hits immediately followed by a drier cocoa powder flavor which tames the sweetness. There’s a woody, earthy flavor behind this which I’m assuming is the hops kicking in and this provides more balance for what would be an out of control chocolate assault without it. The milk and dark chocolate flavor keeps coming in delicious waves. There is a bite of alcohol vapor in the taste, but it certainly doesn’t seem like 8%. This is a true dessert beer and would be excellent with chocolate cake or vanilla ice cream.

2.8
HuskerTan (2168) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle. A- Bland, roasty, cocoa. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Roasty, slightly bitter, dry cocoa, leather, subtle anise. P- Medium body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- This will hurt Imperial Porter being my top style. Not bad but I thought I’d get lots of vanilla, chocolate, and some sweetness. This was roasty overload. Not really a fan.

4.1
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - APR 3, 2017
Awesome aroma, and nice, dark appearance too. Chocolate, malt and a hint of vanilla in every sip. I really enjoyed this, from a bottle in my cellar. Now I need another. Well done.

3.2
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2017
On tap. Pour is black with a medium beige head. Notes of roasted malt, toast, chocolate, molasses, and sweet coffee.

3.9
Mister_Li (1334) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2016
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Röstmalze, Kakao, Schokolade, etwas Vanille, sehr weich.

3.6
tightslice (1271) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle from Key Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cereal, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is slightly tangy with creamy vanilla and slightly artificial cocoa kid’s cereal vibes. A bit too much vanilla, artifice and not enough umph! for an Imperial Porter.

3.7
thorongil2 (2996) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
(Tap) clear, bright, very dark brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of roast, milk chocolate; smooth palate; sweet flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.9
PugUglyBrewer (612) - - SEP 17, 2016
I feel Hangar 24 is highly underrated. In the case of their chocolate porter it makes the A-list. The appearance is a rich dark brown to near black color with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is baker’s chocolate, earth, vanilla, and roasted grain. On the taste I get bitter cocoa, lubricated by vanilla with a long and strong bitter robust finish.

4
Andrus86 (641) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016
BOTTLE. Dark brown pour with fluffy tanned head.. Soft dark malts, choc & vanilla is subtle, some booze as it warms.. Soft milk chocolate hit up front, rolls to solid dark malts finishing choc/vanilla combo & a hint of coffee.. Sourced Cape Cellars

4.8
RNDave (20) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
One of my favorite all-time beers! Tasty to the max, full-flavored, easy to drink and enjoy porters. All the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana are easily recognizable. Just a really good beer to enjoy.


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