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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours an opaque, black body with a creamy, khaki-colored head. Smell: Aroma of roasted malts, hunks of baker’s chocolate, and maybe, just maybe a little hint of licorice. Taste: Roasted maltiness with the flavor of dark, unsweetened chocolate. Not really much hop character at any point. Finishes roasty and chocolatey. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Soft, spritzy carbonation. Drinkability: Not bad at all, it really started to grow on me more and more towards the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Draught at brewpub. Pour is a very dark ruby with a light tan head. I can’t say much about the aroma. I have difficulty picking out the aroma of beers in restaurant/bars. I did notice some cocoa though. The taste of of cocoa, oatmeal, coffee, and some roasty notes. The finish made the cocoa burst a little more. This was decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours a very dark brown, with a medium, foamy light brown head. A light chocolate aroma fills the air, with some dark malts and extremely light roasty smells as well. The flavor was pretty big on the roast, some dark chocolate, with a full bodied palate. Pretty good porter, nice flavor, with pretty much no bitterness in the aftertaste. More chocolatey than anything, which is fine by me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with tight light beige head. The aroma is caramelly with some ashy notes. The flavor is creamy with some caramel and some charcoal notes. The finish is sweet, with some charred notes lingering in the aftertaste. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3428) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Draft at pub. Opaque brown-black with a lasting head and nice lace. Cocoa, charred wood and espresso on the nose. Flavors of peppery oak, cocoa, molasses and some sourish notes as well. Light-medium body is chuggably watery and smoothly carbonated. Very true to the style. Rerated with a bomber bottle, upgraded from 3.6 to 3.7. Very nice inexpensive porter, similar to Sierra Nevada, but thinner.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Date: 01/25/2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, thin tan head, roasted chocolate aroma, smooth body, rich chocolate flavor, no bitterness
-------- /> Date: 08/13/2005
Source: brewery

ditto, picking up a house tartness
-------- /> Date: 03/31/2006
Source: downtown brewery
Score: iii to ii+

a geat rich chocolate porter, no house tartness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Had at Summertime Brews Festival. Dark brown, a tad transparent. Not dark enough to be goon against the standard. The head was tan. The aroma was sweet, had some chocolate and caramel. Pretty much sweet single dimensional sweet. Good porter, nice to have at the festival.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
Reddish brown, nice fluffy head. Clean, crisp, toasty aromas, smooth palate, coffee flavors and a dryish finish. Perhaps a touch of honey? Sampled at 2007 Hickory Hops.
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2004 Total Score: 3.3
Reddish Brown, thin tan head. Pronounced burnt toast aroma. Rich mouthfeel, maybe too much so - actually feels a little "fat", if you know what I mean. Coffee, earthy flavors, and then a watery finish. Some nice strong points, but doen’t fit together well. Sampled at 2004 Asheville Brewgrass Festival.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
Ninja Porter (formerly Rook Porter)-on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, coffee, faint hops. Minimum carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
draft at the pub. good solid black pour, they changed the name to Ninja Porter, I guess to change up the marketing schematic. a good house porter.


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