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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (235) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Floral, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. Pours a near black with faint candy red highlights and thin mocha colored head with no lacing. Some dry roast a touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate. A bit thin a bit of fruit. Tasty session porter.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
i found this one kinda watery and bland, nothing too notable in the flavors outside of dark grains. weak backbone on this ninja.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
12 oz can served in a mug. Pours virtually black with a towering, sudsy tan head. Very smooth with soft, low carbonation. Medium intensity aroma and flavor. Dark malts dominate with only a touch of burnt grain. A trace of dark fruit mid-taste and of smoke and coffee in the finish and aftertaste. O: very nice porter in a can.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moe_moe_13 (3) - - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
This is probably one on the easiest drinking dark beers I have ever hard. It’s a porter but it’s smooth enough to drink whenever. It’s even good from the can although on tap is my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a white head. Nose of sweet malts and roast. Roasted flavors some acidic roast. A little cream in the flavor as well. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tympanic (163) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Can, Ingles market, Brevard. It is raining so very much. Everything is soggy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
12 oz can. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and light coffee. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavors with a hint of coffee. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
This one sat in the fridge for awhile after I had brought it back from a backpacking trip in North Carolina. Pours nearly black with a hint of red. Head is limited and lacing nearly nonexistent. Mouthfeel is slightly viscous with a limited amount of carbonation. Alcohol and roasted grain dominate the nose. Flavor is roasty with a touch of citrus. I think this beer may be a bit underrated. Goes well with a touch of praline ice cream. Bottle - Ingles Market - Brevard, NC

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1062) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown (nearly black) pour, with a huge, bubbly, tan head. Aroma of burnt sugar, cherries, very light coffee, and some peat. Nice, mellow sweetness through the middle, with some light bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body, lightly astringent, and a little watery. Light carbonation. Overall, this is an interesting porter, with very little of the standard burnt aromas, but focusing instead on a good hop profile. The mouthfeel is a little weak, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4477) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Dark red black. A ring. I smell smoky coffee. That defines the flavor, too.


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