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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured from a can into a pint glass. More hop forward aroma than most porters, but with the standard coffee and roasted malt aromas. Deep reddish-brown flavor with a tan head. Creamier than I’d expect from a porter, with plenty of hop assertiveness. Very low carbonation. It has a milk chocolate finish. Really smooth porter that doesn’t necessarily do anything special, but doesn’t do anything wrong either. It’s a hophead’s porter.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zywiec (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
Chocolate is the primary flavor with a copper bank end. Present middle of the road porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6259) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
11/27/13. On tap at White Duck Taco in Asheville. Great tacos, okay beer. Dark pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Mild roast aroma, some cocoa, coffee, cream, doughy malts. Mild flavor as well, some roast, coffee, chocolate, and cream. A little acidic from the roast. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Deep brown pour, tan head. Up front chocolate notes, dark dried fruit, some nice solid roasted malt and a hint of a coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpvrai (10) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Soft bitter chocolate finish; easy to drink. First impression of Asheville beer scene a good one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (288) - 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 (1824) - 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 (2277) - 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 (4) - - 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 (2083) - 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.


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