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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BarleyandVine (31) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Truly art in a glass! Chocolately roasty aroma with a hint of hops. Easy drinking and well balanced. Looking forward to a second glass!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1486) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
can. pours brown with solid tan head. aroma of ash and roasted nuts. taste is thin lots of ash some chocolate. average

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a translucent brownish-black from the bottle with foamy tan head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, taste follows with a clean, bitter finish. Pretty decent porter, and one of the better production beers they make.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3291) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Beer #7 Asheville trip. Another solid beer, and probably my actual favorite at Asheville Pizza and Brewing. There were an unusually high number of really good porters in the city. Black. Aroma and flavors matched. Loads of chocolate, but not bitter in nature, toffee, and then a nice mint note on the finish. I’m guessing now that I read the description that this was from the Northern Brewer. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (493) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft. Pours dark brown medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasty, chocolate. Taste is sweet. Full body, texture on the creamy side, finishes roasty with some sweet. Good representation of the style and one of the better Asheville Brewing beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Classic robust porter. The nose is strong coffee with subtle hints of chocolate. Deep black, but not quite transparent with a small tan head. Full of roast notes with a balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth with a crisp roasty finish and some lingering chocolate presence.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1009) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at Olive or Twist in Asheville. Malt and ice cream aroma. Almost as dark as a porter, tan lacing head. Roasted nut, cocoa, dark malt, oak in flavor. Full porter feel. Well done

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewing’s Merrimon Avenue location. Almost opaque dark brown/ruby hue, small tan head, good firm roasted malt aroma, thin body for a porter, pretty good predominately malty flavor with some chocolate notes. Not the most intense porter you’ll find but pretty good. Tasted on July 7, 2012.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
I expected to really like this, but I was unpleasantly surprised. Poured a dark brown with a ridiculously thick head that took a long time to disappear. Overly carbonated. Has some roasted malt flavors, but finishes almost sour. Really not one of the better porters.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Gift from SJ Bottled. Ok I like Porters, this was good, but average. Typical, nice roast, coffee and dry bitter chocolate finish.. Looks like the got an idea, now knock it out the park next time.


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