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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Everyone loves a good ninja, and we’re no exception. This beer has chopped, flipped and posed its way to its pedestal as one of our most popular and asked-about offerings. "How?" you may ask. Part of it is pure stealth power and part of it is pure secret, and we’d have to kill you. But the other part is the rich, satisfying body and hard-hitting chocolate finish with notes of coffee and caramel. Carefully measured quantities of Mt. Hood, Northern Brewer and Cascade hops added with masterful precision balance it all out.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a very dark brown hued body with a light brown head. Aroma is strongly hoppy for a porter, with a ton of citrus, dominated by grapefruit. Some chocolate and sugars backing the porter hop assault. Taste is on the watery side of things. Hoppy still, but not as much so. Chocolate, and if I read my notes right turbinado. Light bubbles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown with a thin cream head. nose of dark malts and roasted coffee. nice coffee flavor but not much else.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a dark brown with red hues, beige head. Aroma of some smoke and dark roast. Has a very nice roasted flavor. Mouth feel is light-medium body with medium-high carbonation. Pretty good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle. Body-dark cola with a loose foamy bubble film. Nose-apple, stale aroma hops, light skunk, pine. Taste-light cola, medium dry, lightly lactic, perfumery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7955) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a light chocolate brown color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel and sweet berry like fruit notes. Taste is light roasted malts, subtle hops and coffee. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Ding at the Brick Store. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a small, fleeting off-white head that leaves no lacing. The aroma is subdued and mostly dominated by dark roasted malts with only hints of chocolate and coffee in the background. The taste has a slightly more pronounced chocolate sweetness that balances the smoked malts more than the aroma would suggest. The finish is dry and slightly smoky, possibly with some coffee bitterness though very faint. The mouthfeel is very light for the style with less carbonation than I expected. This is an average porter that doesn’t stand out in any way and is very light for the style. Not bad but nothing memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. This brew pours black with a medium frothy off-white head that burns away steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Medium, dry body with flavors of roasted malts and coffee, along with a touch of chocolate. The finish is roasty with a mildly bitter hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours darkest brown with some off-white head. Caramel aroma with some coffee. Flavor of coffee and chocolate. Not bad. Thought from the name that it would be awful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2008
11/17/08, tap at the Coxe Ave. location of APBC. Pours like a standard porter, looks a bit thin. Flavor is hard roasted malts. Not a great porter, but palatable. Would be better if it didn’t seem so watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Very dark brown with chestnut highlights and thin ring of tan head. Sweet dark malt aroma with some peat. Roast chocolate comes out in th flavor.


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