kaser (3444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of toasted nuts and cocoa. Taste is milky and chocolate. Delicious. Sampler draft at bier garden in Asheville.
Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jhp40219 (329) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours black with a light tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, earthy hops, roasted malts. Taste is far more bitter than expected, but that’s not really a bad thing. Roasted caramel and bready malt, chocolate, coffee, and strong earthy hops. Long dry, bitter finish of earthy hops, roasted caramel and bready malts. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Decent, interesting beer. Not at all what I was expecting. Hops really help this stand out. Memorable.
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can share thanks to beechner224. Dark brown, translucent, thin off white head. Roasty, chocolately, semisweet, grainy aroma. More sweet, roasty, chocolate, fairly smooth.
beechner224 (807) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from ashville. Pours dark brown.aroma is roastiness, coffee, malty chocolate. Taste us the same, chocate, roasty. Nice drinkable beer.
jandd1983 (2893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a red/dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was moderately sweet, with chocolate, some roast and light citrus. The taste was moderately sweet, with chocolate, coffee/roast and light citrus. It had a light to medium body and was somewhat smooth.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the Cox Ave brewpub. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with light beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and mild coffee. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich or balanced. Average on the palate with a mildly bitter mouthfeel. Not bad, but smells better an it tastes.
Cybercat (3650) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep coffee brown with a light tan head. Roast malt aroma has a strong mocha overtone and a hint of licorice. Flavor has a roast malt core and notes of coffee and chocolate plus a snip of licorice. Texture is a bit thin, and fizz is lacking - but this is still one Ninja worth taking on.
lapalou (24) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good smooth coffee notes in a strong porter both on draft at the brewery and in a can. I also had the queen ninja which implement some English hops. Almost a better version of this very good porter.
SSSteve (3879) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with med tan head. Nutty caramel moderately sweet aroma. Chocolate notes with mild sweetness. Smooth and med body.