Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Chocolate BomberHangar 24 Chocolate Bomber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter

Added by DoubleJ on 11-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of colforbin73
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer is REALLY solid and enjoyable, this is currently way underrated.

the pour is ok, it does not look as rich as it drinks. the aroma is fine - warm brown bread and candy sweetness.

the drink is excellent. deep rich malt flavor, with a hint of chocolate astringency that balances any cloying sweetness from the malts. it is really rich and drinkable and the alcohol is well hidden.

this is a delectable Imperial Porter that drinks very smooth. would definitely buy again. PLEASANTLY SURPRISED.

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Photo of Mike-Harms
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Studfarm69
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stebow1289
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at Hangar 24
1/24/11
Last beer of the tasting / was a special offering at the brewery

A - Big frothy creamy tan head, medium dark brown in color altogether

S - Big nose of chocolate, sweet malts, very present roast scent, vanilla still present

T - Big chocolate, light coffee with a roasted finish.

M - Creamy, rich but not overwhelming, but with a nice clean finish

D - The Nitro-tap did a nice benefit to the taste and feel of this beer - it was a good offering regularly on tap, and the nitro kicked this one up a notch - definitely the best beer I had the entire visit to Hangar 24. It calmed the roasted nature down a little and enhanced the chocolate flavor, while giving a nice creamy mouth-feel and made this even easier to have a couple than it already was.

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4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small gathering at Cam's for goodies

A-brown body with a white whispy head

S-nice chocolate smell with what seems like a firm malt backbone

T-follows the nose very well. Chocolate and makt

M-medium body and smooth

O-very nice beer. Would like to get my hands on more

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On nitro @ Hanger 24

Look: Black with red rings and a 1 inch head with exceptional retention and some circular lacing. Exactly what a beer on nitro should look like. Fantastic

Smell: Cocoa nibs and vanilla

Taste: Cocoa nibs upfront and very nice touch of coffee and vanilla on the back end

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body and mild carbonation and exceptionally creamy

Overall: Due to it being on nitro the look and feel of the beer are exceptional with the nose and taste being good. So I would say that drinking this beer on nitro is the way to go but still overall its a good beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber from Vons, since Dragonstooth and Old Rasputin were both missing and I wanted a stout, I figured a porter would do nicely. Into a goblet:

L: Translucent black body like a really dark cola or root beer. Greyish beige head that dissipates a little quickly leaving next to no lacing. Visibly noticeable lack of carbonation. Starting to see the reason for the lower rating.

S: I get faint dark chocolate, peat and dark roast coffee. Not finding any vanilla here; kinda smells mostly of malt liquor. No detectable hops.

T: Yeah I'm gonna go out on a limb and say there's probably no hops in this beer. Despite this, it does a decent job of hitting the spot. Carmel, brown sugar, hint of vanilla, then milk chocolate which gets darker and roastier until it transforms into mocha and then rich dark roast coffee with just a bit of cream and sugar. Finish is exceptionally bland: nothing but the dark roast flavor to speak of. I think it needs hops.

F: It's visibly thin, so I didn't expect much. Has about the consistency of a Flat Tire, but a tiny bit more syrupy. A little frothy despite the poor carbonation.

O: Not getting it again. That said, I'd happily drink it over most non-craft beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Crazy drak brown, not quite black. Thin whispy white head. Slight lacing.

S: Smells pretty lagery; malts. Coppery. Doughy. Applesauce.

T: Smokey portery goodness. Malty goodness. Slight floral hops. Slight metallic, but in a good way.

M: Thick and chewy. Full bodied. Nice coat on the tongue.

O: I didn't get much of the chocolate, but I did get the porter.

thanks rtaps!!!!

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Photo of HippieDave56
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertConway
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utvol
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lebeau
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice lighter porter with a good nose...lingering sugar and carmal with a little vanilla. Very decent 4 finger head....Nice brew for cheep porter....would buy again if imbibing alone without beer snobs...

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Photo of Reema
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours a deep crimson brown with off white bubbles. Smells of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, a small hint of vanilla, with a pleasant earthy scent. Taste reflects the smell. Heavier dark chocolate, roasted coffee, more vanilla I the finish, with a nice toasted or charred flavor throughout. Feel is a bit of a let down, thinner mouthfeel with ample carbonation makes this feel very light which doesn't fit with the chocolate and roasted notes very well (at least in my opinion). Overall, this is an easy drinking beer with great chocolate notes that drinks deceptively easy for 8%.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber from Hangar 24 Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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