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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours black with off white head. Very attractive. Aromas of lactose, chocolate, red berries. Sweet, fruity lactose flavors, notes of chocolate and coconut. A bit thin. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8998) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Can. Ash and chocolate malt aroma. Black with nice tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter wood ash/herbal flavor. Decent body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4745) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Location: Draft at Weinhaus, 12/31/14

Aroma: The aroma is roasted and bitter chocolate malts, earth, and a little ash
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a bubbly light brown head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, fairly malty, chocolate, roast, and a mid-bitter finish
Palate: Pretty easy drinking, with an average-plus carbonation, light for the style, dry finish
Overall Impression: More bitter than I expected in the style, but fairly clean and rather drinkable. The overall profile is okay, but maybe just lacking a bit of depth of flavor. I drank this right after the Ninja Bread Man, which I preferred, but this is still tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours from 12 oz can an opaque black, forming decent medium beige head of foam. Aroma of bitter chocolates, burnt nuts, deep malted barley, coffee and smokey grass. Flavour much all the same, deeply flavourful, robust beer. Big surprise, recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Can: (5.6 %ABV)......also invites one to "Open a Can of Whoop Ass!".....(Which as we know, is among the basic principals of Bushido, though rarely translated in the Western Texts.....but, I digress.....) Pours a dark, rubied-brown with a frothy, medium shade of tan head. Cocoa, vanilla, and almost a berry aroma. Flavour is cocoa, cream, cola, caramel malt and vanilla. Very light coffee/smoke/ash bitter.... Almost a sweet stout....rather than a porter..... Nonetheless.....Extremely good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1264) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a camel colored head. He has a modest moderately roasted malt nose. Flavors approximate the nose. Standard Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1677) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2014
A nice robust porter. Dark coffee and smokey flavors. Nice mouthfeel also. Sweet malty pleasant. Not much a head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
From the 11/2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was roasty, vanilla, a bit of molasses and charcoal. The flavor was dryish and roasty with wood and hints of smoke and cola. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma of toasted nuts and cocoa. Taste is milky and chocolate. Delicious. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate with vanilla notes. Dark brown/black pour with a robust head and abundant foam. The pallet is pleasing sweet, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and nutmeg. (Must be the ginger.) Full body and medium carbonation. Overall, an unusual and rewarding take on a porter. A great way to end a day of brewery hopping.


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