overall
90
45
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RATINGS: 192   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. Weve 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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 Served on tap at the Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a bit lighter then I would expect. The flavors are really good with light roasted malts. Not a lot of chocolate for being a "Chocolate Porter". Overall a tasty brew, one of the better from Hangar 24. Resampled from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a dark brown without much lasting head. Flavors enter with some off flavor that is a touch medicinal but then the chocolate comes in with the malts to mask that more. The chocolate intensity is a little mild with some dry vanilla accents. Medium bodied. A decent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2010
From a growler, thanks to JoetheYounger. Pours ebony with a tall khaki head. Rich nose of caramel and cocoa. As it warms a soft licorice and vanilla note bring out complexity. Some definite diacetyl, but not off putting with the chocolate flavors. Finish has some perceived dryness from the cocoa powder notes. Body is heavy and smooth, nice creamy texture enhances the chocolate notes. Maybe a touch on the bitter side and could use a bit of black malt for some grit, but a really tasty porter none the less.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wchesser (1982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
No flaws other than it has a long aftertaste of milk chocolate which is not something I can say I ever want from a beer. Dark chocolate? Heck yes, but I found this kind of gross.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10435) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Clear mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of chocolate, hard roasted malt and coffee. Flavour had dark chocolate, plenty of hops, dark chocolate, burned malt and espresso. Lovely dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Finishes with light bitterness. Nicely balanced with the sweet cocoa and the dry biscuits. Good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Growlered. Medium sized tan head, fair retention, little lace. Clear dark brown color. Nice choco roast nose, hint of coffee and vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy and lightly oily, gentle carbonation. Roast and chocolate flavors, vanilla really coming through, for me anyways with notes of coffee and caramel. Lasting finish fairly dry and roasty. ABV not detected. Props to GMC2181 for sharing this aged growler @Statelineliquors. Nice quaff, Gabe!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Poured a clear cola with a thin, off-white head that leaves smidgens of lace. Aroma is nice, rich roasted malt, chocolate malt, dirty/earthy malt, vanilla, light cocoa. Tastes like diet vanilla Coke, slight cocoa. A bit over carbonated. Very thin-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Hand bottle from Hophead22, thanks Tim! Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and an inch and a half thick, dense, frothy off-white head that slowly receded to a thick layer and left large spots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, light roasted malts and nuts, soft vanilla, and a touch of light fruitiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some light hints of chocolate and chalk transitions into a caramel sweetness paired with some lightly roasted malts that seem to slowly fade as a soft fruitiness (prune, fig) comes to the forefront and linger into the lightly dry finish with some light, spicy hops peaking through in the background. Low carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Overall, I really like that the roastiness doesnt seem forced in this porter like it does in so many others. Instead of roasting you out with black patent, the brewer took a more subtle approach the the result is a really enjoyable porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is dry and nutty with some light hops and an undercurrent of chocolate. No vanilla noted. The flavor is a bit too hoppy for my tastes in the style, but below the hops theres some nice chocolate and roastiness. A little bit of a nutty quality. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Decent, but a little nutty and too hoppy for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Aroma is sweet, roasted malts with some caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, smooth, slightly earthy with some bittersweet cocoa. Slightly light.


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