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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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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black body with a little white head. Chocolate and vanilla powder aroma. Dry serviceable porter. A sipper as it is well dry and has a bitter chocolate as the key taste.Some coffee. Bit above average mouthfeel. My bottle, brought back from top of the year LA trip.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 21:12:34 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +9%

10-10-2012 03:04:00 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hangar 24 in Redlands, CA.

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a tan head that fades to a wispy film on top of the beer. Random streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some coffee. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and slight coffee flavors. There is a nice mild roasty bitterness with each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation level with a bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good porter with some nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 20:49:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2013 14:06:45 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

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 don't 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 what's important, but the nose wasn't that great.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 01:10:23 | More by womencantsail
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a half-inch of medium beige foam.

Smell: Malty notes of simple chocolate, toast, and also some roast, with a hint of beer-soaked raisins.

Taste: Moderate chocolate flavor, but seems more a product of the chocolate malts instead of a cocoa nib infusion. Straddles the line between tastes of toast and coffee-accented roast. Lightly sweet throughout. Lightly fruity. Low hop character, bitterness. Drying, fruity finish with a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: An acceptable brew, though, to be completely honest, I'm not getting too terribly much from the supposed usage of cocoa nibs and whole vanilla beans.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 18:59:07 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-22-2013 02:30:49 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-21-2013 01:23:59 | More by Texasfan549
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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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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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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2013 05:20:53 | More by SocalKicks
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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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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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 24 on draft at KnB Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA. March, 2013.

Pitch black and opaque with a 1.5 finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.  

 Slightly chalky aroma with cocoa powder, roasted malt and sweet dessert-like notes.  Lots of chocolate in the nose along with cocoa nib, coffee bean and caramel sweetness.  

On the fuller end of medium body with a nice balance of roasted malt, coffee bean, bittersweet dark chocolate and toffee.   Strong chocolate presence, dark and sweet, with robust coffee bean flavor but it never becomes overly roasted or dry.  Very nicely balanced and easy to drink with no noticeable alcohol/heat.  

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 22:26:27 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2013 18:25:50 | More by imperialking
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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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DoubleJ

California

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Catch. Nice to see more of Hangar 24 in Orange County. On to the beer:

This is very dark colored brew with a creamy white head on top with good retention and good lacing. The nose has some resemblance of chocolate, particularly in the form of fudge and chocolate brownie. Some of the joy seems just a pinch muted though.

Sweet tasting with a little alcohol is the first impression I get. Milk sweet. There are light cocoa notes and a modest boost of smokiness. It's also got a modest hoppiness, especially in the trail end of each sip, and it builds over time. Piney hoppiness, to be specific. It's very smooth in the mouth with a medium heavy body. All in all, a worthwhile porter.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 01:14:20 | More by DoubleJ
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +9%

03-27-2012 07:16:17 | More by drewone
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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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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

01-27-2014 06:52:08 | More by Kelp
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-28-2013 16:11:53 | More by GraduatedCashew
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-27-2013 03:50:18 | More by liamt07
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Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter from Hangar 24 Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.