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Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Chocolate PorterHangar 24 Chocolate Porter

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83
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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 11-24-2010)
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dragonx2099


1/5  rDev -72.8%

02-26-2013 06:30:46 | More by dragonx2099
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donovanneb

California

2.33/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Haven't written a review in a while, but this beer made me almost rush to my computer.

Hangar 24 has been disappointing me lately with their "specialty" beers. There's a consistent fake taste to whatever flavor they are adding. This is no exception. The chocolate flavor has a powdery, weird commercial milk chocolate flavor, taste and mouthfeel. Doesn't have that rich cocoa nib type flavor I'm looking for, but more of a cheap chocolate taste. Had to dump out the bottom third became too annoying for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 15:42:57 | More by donovanneb
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harrymel

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled: unk

brown, excellent clarity and a surface etched with light dirty cream foam. Nose is almost spicy with malts and some hops (noble) with a bit of cocoa, but no vanilla. Taste has roasted malts with a bit of sweet rye and some cheap base malt oxidation - a truly uneventful mouthful. Thin with sharp, yet fleeting carb and an off dry finish. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 05:44:58 | More by harrymel
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seasmokiee

California

2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Looks like any other porter on earth...Like the lacing, but that's from the carbonation???

Smell - Wonderful chocolate notes and kilned malts.

Taste - Meh...the champagne like carbonation adds acidity and tough bite that detracts from everything else. Is this supposed to be a new style with this amount of CO2?

Mouth feel - feels nothing like a porter. Again, the massive amounts of CO2 make this beer one of the weirdest in the porter world ever..Take this as an example of what not to do. Good try though.

Overall- Meh...I will, and suggest to anybody else, put it back on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 17:57:57 | More by seasmokiee
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

03-11-2013 02:54:29 | More by BarrytheBear
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MattCollins

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

11-18-2013 03:52:08 | More by MattCollins
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rtaps

California

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour a dark brown with a mahogany hue to it when held to the light, 1 finger khaki head with decent retention and spotty lacing

smell is dominated by chocolate, some coffee notes. as it warms you get some dark fruits.

taste fallows the nose, dark chocolate dominated a little nutty and dark fruits can be found as it warms

light-medium bodied, medium carbonation that leaves the mouth dry

overall it wasn't all that great IMO, pretty one sided on the smell and taste. had wasn't a fan of the after taste ether.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 03:16:12 | More by rtaps
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TheSixthRing

California

2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark near black auburn brown with a light, brownish off-white 2 finger head. Great retention, leaving a strong layer of microbubbles floating on the surface. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell - Not strongly aromatic; touches on chocolatey roasted malt and a buttery character.

Taste - Not what was expected. More off-flavored butter flavor than chocolate. Chocolate is present, but moderate at best. Acidic bite. Moderate roast near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with low to moderate carbonation. Acidic. Fair smoothness.

Overall - When drinking this, the first thing that comes to mind is neither chocolate, nor porter; not good when the name of your brew is 'Chocolate Porter'. I'm one and done with this beer. There are dozens upon dozens of chocolate forward brews I'd much rather have.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:23:00 | More by TheSixthRing
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-18-2011 18:52:16 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-12-2014 02:41:29 | More by largadeer
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sjmad23

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-19-2014 19:04:21 | More by sjmad23
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-17-2011 00:14:09 | More by yeahnatenelson
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-23-2013 23:38:29 | More by DaveHack
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MickeyHops

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-22-2012 00:13:28 | More by MickeyHops
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crbooher

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-13-2012 05:20:10 | More by crbooher
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-05-2013 15:46:59 | More by mhaugo
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bcerv-ca

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-04-2013 23:47:07 | More by bcerv-ca
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1Sunshine

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-18-2014 08:09:58 | More by 1Sunshine
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-28-2014 04:38:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-17-2014 02:17:07 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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sponger

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-29-2012 05:38:31 | More by sponger
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mactrail

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chestnut brown in the tall Stella glass, topped with a suitable head. Average carbonation.

Tastes like a Hershey milk chocolate bar. Milky, sweet, and simple. Not so much cocoa in the nose, but a whiff, along with caramel. Fairly sharp on the tongue. Dark malt flavors with a touch of burnt barley. Sugar seems to intensify. Almost tastes like the spiced-up Mexican chocolate. Not much beeriness to report on, except that it's a carbonated beverage with some bitterness towards the end. I think "cloying" is the word I'm looking for. Maybe it would be better hot.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach. Hangar does have nice labels.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 05:42:24 | More by mactrail
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PatrickSwayze

California

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A : Deep dark mahogany out of the bottle with a gentle light brown head.

S: A unique roasted malt nose with little to know chocolate

T:  Astringency starts the flavor but quickly mellows as the roasted nuttiness kicks in and is gently finished by a mellow bitterness. Chocolate is very minimal

M: A very dry beer on the taste buds. Not much bitterness

O: A tasty beer for a very good price. Not as good as say, Sierras Porter. But still very yummy.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:42:40 | More by PatrickSwayze
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scottfrie

California

3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a brown coffee color with a thick, foamy, light tan head that quickly faded into a thick film leaving wispy lace down the glass.
S: Rootbeer, cola, and vanilla nose. Sweet and soda-like with a touch of vanilla.
T: Vanilla, roast, caramel malt, brown sugar and soda flavors. I'm getting a lot of flavors of weak black coffee and bitter used coffee grounds as well. Chocolate isn't as strong as expected but adds a nice light flavor in the finish. Very bitter aftertaste.
M: Very foamy frothy carbonation, medium- full body, bitter and foamy but drinkable mouthfeel.
O: Not really a fan. Not especially bad just the flavors didn't really work for me. Needs work in my opinion. Too much carbonation as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:39:18 | More by scottfrie
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Merkur

Tennessee

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on draft at Tiger Tiger in San Diego.

Beer pours a nice dark brown color with a bit of white/tan head.

Beer smells richly of chocolate.

The beer tastes very much like the smell. Sweet chocolate fades into maltiness. The taste is a bit too strong of chocolate and could have been dialed down a bit.

Beer is fairly creamy and laces well.

Overall, this beer has too much "fake" chocolate taste too it and is not very well blended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 01:41:48 | More by Merkur
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Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter from Hangar 24 Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.