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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with fresh coffee and light dark chocolate. The flavor has dark chocolate sweetness, roasted malts, and coffee. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Asheville ninja porter 7/16/11. $4 @ bruisin ales Porter color with a soft beige head. A nutty caramel creams, dried sage?/odd herbaceous-ness, roast, buttery. F spicy hoppy finish, lingering buttered roastiness, toasted nuts, dark herbal digestif, roots and rootbeer. Lighter than medium bodied, crisp, spicy, light ashy dryness Something weird about this one. 6/3/6/3/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft. Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and light spice. Taste is similar. More of a stout than a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at the Coxe location. Standard brewpub porter visuals. Good flavor with bitter chocolate, roast and cream all making a showing of it. Among the ones I’d choose on a return. (#4298, 10/5/2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at Asheville Airport as part of sampler. Pours a standard porter color. tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, earth, leather, some spice, and coffee. nice tasty porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at Asheville brewing - pours a dark brown with a off white head. Served too cold, so I’m not getting alot on the nose other than chocolate and malt. Taste is smokey bitterness that gently lingers. Palate is astringent and smooth, weird. Overall an average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours dark dark brown with a thin brown head. Slight hints of malt on the nose. A bit of chocolate on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub on Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolatearoma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3 Oz sample at Bonnaroo. Really great porter, very roasty and chocolatey tastes, still was light enough to drink in the heat. I love this beer and wished I could find it up north, great porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells chocolatey and earthy with some spicy hints. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolatey and spicy with a velvety mouthfeel and an earthy finish.

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