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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (1027) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2016
Klares dunkles rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Rstmalze, Kakao, Schokolade, etwas Vanille, sehr weich.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (1071) - 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 kids cereal vibes. A bit too much vanilla, artifice and not enough umph! for an Imperial Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2529) - , 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (241) - - 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 bakers 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (482) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 01.09.15 ]
hazy sepia, thin white ring. Dusty grain and banana ester nose, heavy peppery brightness. Burnt chocolate sweetness up front with sticky papery oxidation mid before the muted, watery brown malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafax (139) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, very clear with small head and pretty nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate, rosted malts and coffee, could have been stronger... Medium body with pleasant oily mouth feel. In taste rosted malts and coffee with bitterness in finish. Some sweet, vanila in the background. Very drinkable for its 8%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14453) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium to full sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, cocoa, chocolate and a hint of dark grapes and raisins. Taste malts, chocolate, cocoa, a slight hint of vanilla and raisins, a slight hint of grapepeel and a decent bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit thinner texture - wise as to what I had expected. Nice though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (8163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods, Santa Monica. Dark brown with a medium head. Aroma of light chocolate, malt and some "earth". Similar taste, also with some vanilla. Drinkable but nothing special.


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