Drink Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter

Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter

Left to Right: Goose Island Matilda, Black Market Hefeweizen,
Eagle Rock Populist IPA, Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter

Relevant Links:
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter (BeerAdvocate.com)
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter (RateBeer.com)


20120527:
[20120625]
I wrote: "Slight indications of smell. Wow, definite chocolate taste, but from memory I like Young's Double Chocolate Stout better. [Populist IPA]" 8:07 PM PDT
I wrote: "[Populist IPA]" 8:08 PM PDT
I wrote: "Yeah, the chocolate porter is good, but there's a real bitter taste that accompanies it." 8:27 PM PDT
I wrote: "[Populist IPA]" 8:35 PM PDT


HANGAR 24 CHOCOLATE PORTER
ABV: 8% COLOR: CHOCOLATE BROWN IBU: 47


20120607:
[20120626]
I wrote: "Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter. 16 oz. [Hawaiian Burger. Medium. Full.] Oh yeah, that chocolate smell. Maybe some coffee bean smell also." 6:48 PM PDT
I wrote: "Unfortunately, there's very little taste. Almost like water. Most of the taste, if any, comes after the swallow. I can't really detect any chocolate. Yeah poor beer." 7:07 PM PDT
I wrote: "CA 8ABV 47IBU." 7:50 PM PDT


I'm not entirely sure why my opinion today (20120607) contrasts with my above opinion (20120527), but I suspect I was sick and my taste buds were out of order. Another possibility is that the beer was bad. However, given I was able to smell the beer, but not taste it, makes the first possibility quite reasonable.


Website Information:
Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter
Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself!

Additional Information:
This beer began life as our Panamanian Porter with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana. A truly unique beer, we felt that all those flavors needed some smoothing out so we changed yeast strains and eliminated the banana flavor (Which came from the yeast strain). The Panamanian Porter did have many fans however, and there may be plans in the future to bring it back for a special occasion. Stay tuned…

Awards:
SILVER – 2011 California State Fair
SILVER – 2010 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

Alcohol Content: 8.0%
IBU: 47
Glass Type: Tumbler
Serving Temperature: 55º fahrenheit
Food Pairing: Big flavors! Barbecue, porterhouse steak, pulled pork all go great. Chocolate desserts or fruit tarts. Aged cheeses like Gouda or Parmesan.

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