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Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Hangar 24 Chocolate BomberHangar 24 Chocolate Bomber
BA SCORE
3.68/5
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322 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#30,997
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
322
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Bell's Oberon Glass. No bottle or freshness date.

L: Clear ruby with particulate. Finger width tan head with good retention.

S: Alcohol, chocolate, grainy malt.

T: Alcohol, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar.

F: Light body, mild carbonation, semi-dry.

O: Meh.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ahypercube
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan colored head, slight lacing, no head retention, looks a little thin.

A: Lots of coffee and espresso, very nutty, touch of chocolate sweetness at the end, roasted malts.

T: Follows the nose with coffee, espresso, nuttiness, moderate amount of bitterness, finish has a touch of dark chocolate sweetness and roasted malts, semi-dry finish with nuttiness, light dark fruits and coffee lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a semi-dry finish and good amount of carbonation.

O: Fairly enjoyable, could use some more mouthfeel, but really enjoyed the aroma and taste, leans towards a dark chocolate and dark coffee profile with a very light body.

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Photo of ez_duz_it
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dertyd
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbase9
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gshak
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber at refrigerator temperature into my dollar-store tulip glass. No bottled on date observed.
A = Translucent red with crimson hue. A vigorous pour yielded about 3 fingers'width of off-white head, with tight and medium bubbles.
S = Very muted, likely due to the coldness of the beer. Notes of light chocolate, dark fruits and mellow roast observed.
T = Ample malt on the palate, with generic bitterness; like a 3 month-old great-when-fresh-but-quickly-falls-off-the-cliff red ale. Straddles that border between a stale red ale, and a hoppy brown ale; not quite in the porter category for me. If the brewers used chocolate and vanilla, this bottle sure didn't get any of it. Phenolic notes observed from start to finish, very unusual for a porter. Checked the side of the bottle, sure enough, 8% ABV which to me puts this beer in the imperial category.
F = I have no further interest in this beer. Let's just say 3.75 and get on with life.
O = Hmm...go drink another porter.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of johlac66
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanha926
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Very subtle chocolate flavour, a fairly weak porter.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Translucent mahogany body with a touch of crimson. Malty, nutty, earthy, brown bread aroma. Chocolate presence isn’t especially assertive. Dry finish. Light-medium body. Pretty good.

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Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 322 ratings
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