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RATINGS: 159   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (514) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (860) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours from 12 oz can an opaque black, forming decent medium beige head of foam. Aroma of bitter chocolates, burnt nuts, deep malted barley, coffee and smokey grass. Flavour much all the same, deeply flavourful, robust beer. Big surprise, recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Can: (5.6 %ABV)......also invites one to "Open a Can of Whoop Ass!".....(Which as we know, is among the basic principals of Bushido, though rarely translated in the Western Texts.....but, I digress.....) Pours a dark, rubied-brown with a frothy, medium shade of tan head. Cocoa, vanilla, and almost a berry aroma. Flavour is cocoa, cream, cola, caramel malt and vanilla. Very light coffee/smoke/ash bitter.... Almost a sweet stout....rather than a porter..... Nonetheless.....Extremely good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1047) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1401) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3121) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1538) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (319) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (889) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (779) - 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.


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