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Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber | Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
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324 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:
#31,223
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
324
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Picked up a bomber from BevMo at the end of May for $4.89. No freshness date.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is light chocolate .

Taste is light chocolate and vanilla. Hopping keeps the sweetness at bay. Finish is dry and the alcohol is too warming with every sip.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied but pretty smooth.

Overall this is a decent winter dessert beer but nothing special.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml brown bottle purchased from Barny's in Alexandria, Sydney.

Pours a cola-brown hue, with a coarse-crackling head of beige that last only about as long as the head on Coke would, settling out very quickly to a mesh that looks like dragonfruit flesh, flacked with tiny dots. Body is extremely light for 8% ABV.

Nose is certainly odd. There's a dry, dusty cocoa character to it, but also a lot of aridity—there's so little sweetness and it lends other characters a leg-up to put their weirdnesses on centre stage. I get some pepper characters, a little black olive and papadums. This is on top of the base beer, which has some oddly vinous tones to it. There's also a strange hint of chlorine in the mix. All up, it's a bit of a mess.

Taste is fairly similar. There's a thinness to the body that runs through from front to back, leaving very little room for much in the way of flavour or complexity—it just doesn't have much to work with. That being said, there is some mild cacao notes around the mid-palate, and a linger of powdery cocoa on the back—very dry, however, and lacking depth.

Feel is a bit empty—it feels like there's a little weight there, but some of the vinous characters seem to rip it back to its bare bones.

I don't get it. Is this bottle just clearly bad? I don't notice anything in it that would explain the insipidness of it all, but insipid it most certainly is. I'm really quite disappointed—I'd heard some reasonable things about Hangar 24, but my first exposure to them is certainly woefully awry.

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Hangar 24 Chocolate Bomber from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 324 ratings
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