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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 12/20
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1850) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4615) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1581) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can share thanks to beechner224. Dark brown, translucent, thin off white head. Roasty, chocolately, semisweet, grainy aroma. More sweet, roasty, chocolate, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can from ashville. Pours dark brown.aroma is roastiness, coffee, malty chocolate. Taste us the same, chocate, roasty. Nice drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
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.

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