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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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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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TaySuth

California

3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very dark brown/black with a half finger head that recedes quickly leaving behind no lacing.

Smell: Balance of coffee and chocolate for the aroma. Does not come across as too complex.

Taste: Very, very chocolaty. Coffee flavor comes in after the chocolate flavor subsides. Perhaps a touch too bitter. Not a bad flavor but not great either.

Mouthfeel: Definitely on the lower end of the carbonation scale. Heavy body.

Overall: Pretty average overall. Not a bad beer, but not worth buying again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 03:18:40 | More by TaySuth
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Reappropriated

California

3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bottle.

Overall, this is a perfectly average porter, but did not have much that is going to get me to come back and have this beer again.

The beer pours medium to dark brown, with a tanish head, visually appealing and a good start.

The smell is overall earthy, with hints of chocolate, with malt and a bit of copper, so pretty much an earthy porter.

The taste is what you would expect from a smokey porter, with hits of chocolate, and something creamy in the mix. It is simple but I enjoyed the experience. It also had a nice feel to it, but that was not enough to make me want to come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:38:49 | More by Reappropriated
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Khourey's (Las Vegas, NV). 7.99. No bottling information apparent. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours dark brown with a finger and a half of thick tan head. A thin cap remains and leaves just a little lace.

Smells of bakers cocoa, chocolate malt, faint vanilla and a little sugar.

Plenty of chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate and chocolate malts are most prevalent with hints of vanilla, powdered sugar, chalk, coffee, earthy and mildly metallic. Not a whole lot of depth but it delivers the chocolate for sure.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry, bittersweet, earthy cocoa and vanilla finish.

A one trick pony but overall a decent brew. Less roasty and a tad thinner than I'd prefer in a porter. I'm not disappointed that I grabbed the bottle but I won't be hunting for another.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 04:59:14 | More by ThickNStout
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-03-2013 21:59:23 | More by ygtbsm94
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Avenging_Knight

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-24-2014 04:56:36 | More by Avenging_Knight
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EB1

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-28-2013 21:15:42 | More by EB1
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-08-2013 04:40:06 | More by Zbeetleman
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-22-2013 00:03:41 | More by mmsimmons
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-14-2014 21:45:59 | More by kmanjohnson
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-11-2012 23:09:51 | More by seeswo
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-17-2013 05:39:36 | More by zestar
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-21-2013 05:45:13 | More by Envelopes
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SoCaliC8

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-16-2014 05:38:06 | More by SoCaliC8
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sweethome

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened with a rather strange "snap" - nothing more - no carbonation sound - just a snap.

Pour is medium dark brown. Rather hazy. Light tan head leaves some large bubbles as it lingers.

Nose has a bit of coconut - a little funky. Can't say I get chocolate. Medium mouth feel - gets just bit watery mid-mouth. Chocolate flavors seem like an addative rather than malt oriented.
This beer is trying hard - but just doesn't work for me. Flavors taste too much like an adjunct, and lacks a firm backbone.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 05:58:25 | More by sweethome
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JavaJo


3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Great beer when you're not looking for something too complicated. The chocolate is definitely the prominent flavor, almost to a fault. After half the pint it got too sweet, although I may feel differently if I had paired it with food. The website suggested a complex flavor like steak, but I'm thinking it's perfect for beer floats at the end of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 22:58:57 | More by JavaJo
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kojevergas

Texas

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hangar 24 2010 Chocolate Porter. Served on nitro into a half pint glass at Hangar 24. Reviewed from notes taken in late 2012.

A: Pours a lovely bubble show lasting about 20 seconds. Head is one finger of beautiful beige cream, fantastic thickness, and fantastic retention. Body colour is a vibrant understated auburn.

Sm: Cream, mocha, amber malts, hints of chocolate. An average strength aroma.

T: Creamy chocolate, mocha, amber and dark malts, and an artificial cream finish. Simple but pleasant and enjoyable. The chocolate is restrained. Well balanced. The nitro doesn't mute the flavours.

Mf: Smooth, creamy, and wet. Suits the flavours quite well. Good carbonation and thickness.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable. I quite like it. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, though. One of the better offerings I've had from this brewery. Nitro was a good choice.

B-

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-06-2013 21:34:22 | More by kojevergas
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srandycarter

California

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky brown with medium tan head. Fair cling.

S - Light cocoa, malt. I don't know if it is too cold or there isn't anything else there.

T - Same as smell, only add vanilla and bittering hops.

M - Medium body, great carb, ok balance.

D - Not a bad beer. Good to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 04:01:57 | More by srandycarter
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of ChrIs.

Pours a clear brownish orange. Lots of white head. Looks decent. Smells chocolatey and sweet. Malty rich. Tastes interesting but not great. A bit overly bitter. Well carbonated... Interesting but not great. Overall not something. Would have again

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:04:18 | More by Urbancaver
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argock

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz brown bottle into a Shaker pint. No freshness date. Purchased at Olive Tree Marketplace (San DIego, CA) for $4.99.

A: Very light brown for the style, opaque but some light creeps through at the narrower bottom. The head is 1-2 fingers, beige and fairly thick but leaves minimal lacing.

S: Delicious sweet milk chocolate aroma but not much for traditional porter aromas of roasted black malt or other more complex components.

T: I enjoyed the flavor, which is very chocolatey and went well with my carnitas burrito, but it is one-dimensional and, while having a little more base porter in the flavor, still predominantly tastes like chocolate and not a whole lot else.

M: Very light and somewhat thin with moderate carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer for what it is, but ratcheting up the base malt by about 25% to provide more body and adding more black malt and maybe an additional medium crystal malt would help prevent this from tasting more like a chocolate soda than beer. It needs more body and complexity and more malt is a good start I think to boost body, ABV, and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 04:14:14 | More by argock
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azdback

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Ballast Point pint glass. Initial dark brown color but when held to the light this becomes somewhat transparent. Highlights are even a lighter brown. Head was one finger, speckled cocoa colored and creamy in appearance. The head does dissipate rather quick and leaves a weak lace.

Smell is of mild roasted malts. There is some chocolate and bit of charred wood. This smell is pretty average but does have a bit of an advantage on a regular Porter with some vanilla and sweet milk chocolate overtones.

Taste is not as rich as I would have liked it to be. This starts like the smell and gives some chocolate flavors but quickly becomes overly bitter about mid mouth. This characteristic mellows as this warms but never becomes okay. This does have a bit of smoke to it too and the 8% never shows it's hand.

Mouth is smooth and the carbonation is light to creamy. Body is medium and the finish is average and on the dry side.

Overall I liked this but didn't love it. This was bought while I was in San Diego last month and I have held out trying it until tonight. Somewhat let down but overall not a bad tick.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 04:31:16 | More by azdback
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a nearly opaque black with a big creamy off-white head that has good retention and eventually leaves some sticky lace behind

S- chocolaty malt with some fruity esters, candied sugar and cocoa

T- lightly roasted chocolate malt, some fruity flavors and a dry finish. Not really getting as much chocolate as I expected, due to the name of the beer

M- Medium body and carbonation leads to a super creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, ABV is hidden very well

O- A middle of the pack porter that seems to be lacking the chocolate that it's name entails. Wouldn't pick it again

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 03:48:15 | More by Treyliff
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium brown color with tawny hues. 1-finger tan head with very short retention.

Hot chocolate, vanilla, roasted barley, Hershey's chocolate syrup and a light coffee note. Some sense of sweetness in the aromas, but not excessive.

On the palate, cappacino, vanilla, mocha and a mild asprin bitterness on the back of the palate.

Medium bodied and fairly dry in style for the flavors. Pretty good attenuation in the beer. Finish is fairly short and and carries bitterness and astringency that remind of cold coffee.

Like the idea, but the beer lacks synergy.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 05:43:22 | More by Libationguy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to millerbuffoon for pouring this one. The beer poured out as a nice looking chocolate brown color with a white head that comes and goes rather quickly. There isn't any retention or lacing to this beer. The smell of the beer gives off aromas of roasted malt and a heafty amount of cocoa. The taste of the beer is chocolatey, not a whole lot of anything else going on in this one. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth, it's drinkable, not overly sweet or gross from the chocolate. Overall I think it's a decent beer, would go well with a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 16:14:51 | More by Knapp85
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Zorro

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head. Very light it is red if you hold it up to the light.

Smell is toasted grain sweet malt and chocolate. There is a little caramel in this. Little bit of coconut and a slight trace of smoke.

Starts out sweet and a little smokey with a chocolate flavor. Tastes a lot like it smells. Well hidden alcohol, tastes a little like a mounds candy bar.

Mouthfeel is good.

Over all a competent but light porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 01:19:30 | More by Zorro
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-28-2014 23:02:01 | More by Beerswag
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter from Hangar 24 Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.