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RATINGS: 195   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste has coffee grounds, cocoa powder.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, licorice, coffee nots, caramel, Bready, some dark chocolate. Chocolate flavor, licorice, vanilla notes, caramel, coffee notes. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16358) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
A: The beer is sort of light for a porter. Dark amber/mahogany would be the best way to describe it. At least the head looks nice: a solid finger of khaki foam. S: Way too much roast on the aroma, smells almost burnt. Charred malt and sugar with a little bit of licorice. I dont really get any chocolate, but there is some coffee to it and maybe some overripe fruits. T: Much more chocolate presence on the palate. Nice cocoa powder and dark chocolate notes. There is a moderate sweetness to it and a hint of bitterness. Nice roasted malt and coffee flavors, too. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: The flavor was nice, which is whats important, but the nose wasnt that great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, banana, chocolate malt and vanilla. Slight orange cream. The chocolate in the nose is a bit artificial, but not in the taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15141) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less. Pours pretty dark brown with a 4 finger foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Med body. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla, followed by a touch of coffee. Theres also some fairly burnt malt - which is marginally less than smooth. Its smoothly chocolatey sweet, but theres enough bitter here to pretty well balance that. Its quite tastey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of hopscotch) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, and light roastiness. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, nuts, some coffee, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
On draught at Heroes Bar & Grill. Dark chestnut brown pour with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, malt and coffee. Medium, smooth body with sweet chocolate malt character and notes of vanilla and coffee. The finish is malty with a mocha aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
[email protected] to hopscotch-growler-pours a tan head and dark amber/mahogany color. Aroma is earthy, dark malt. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, secondary earthy hops bite.


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