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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours black with a tan head. Has a weak chocolate aroma. A bit watery and lacking flavor all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
22 ounce bottle purchased at brewery. Looks like porter. Lucious roasty-sweet nose showcases chocolate and coffee, plus nuances of fig and bubblegum. Fruity, roasty, and cola flavors. Clean Finish, mldly bitter aftertaste. Although the beer starts out nicely, as carbonation wanes it becomes as one-dimensional, and most of the bottle is just limp and caramelly as flat Coke. Medium-light body, smooth and slick. Pleasant beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Pours black with a fairly small light tan head. Big hops on the nose, highly roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate taste, moderate coffee, a good amount of pine that works fairly well. Medium bodied and creamy, I thought this was pretty good. Think a lighter Black Sun Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of ash, roasted malt, grass, grapefruit, pine, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, cocoa, and hops (grass, some citrus) with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3264) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Espresso roast coffee aroma. Slightly bitter with lots of coffee and dry dark chocolate flavors. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bomber. Pitch black with visible light sneaking through. Smallish tan head. Very coffee forward aroma and flavor, lots of roastiness and a little bit of chocolate. Not the most complex beer, but a solid, standard porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4531) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. The smell is roasty, malts, coffee, chocolate like you would expect from a porter but then adds grapefruit and hops. The look is dark brown, clearish, with a good beige head. The taste is malts, sweet, grapefruit, some hops, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. Deep brown in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, lots of hops, and roasted malts.taste is of coffee, roasted malts and ashy firwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5042) - 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.

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