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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (571) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Draft at the Coxe Ave location. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, some light coffee. Toasted, roasted and lightly smoked. Flavor had a nice roast character with a light milk chocolate, creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Draft sample at their brewpub, opaque dark brown color with tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and light smoke. Taste adds milk chocolate, char, brown sugar and slight nuttiness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with roast finish. Pretty chocolaty sweet porter, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (695) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2015
It pours black even when held up to the light. I leaves lacing with a healthy head. There are aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. The main flavoring is coffee and roasted malts with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
nasmith003 (166) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Light nut aroma and opaque dark brown color. Stout head lasts a while. Sweet malty base that is slightly tempered by the hops. Finishes lingers a bit too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (732) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Can courtesy of Jason,poured into a snifter..dark brown with a fluffy off white head..aroma of chocolate,caramel,roasted nuts and smoke. Tastes of chocolate,vanilla,smoke,nuts..good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose and taste are caramel, nutty, vanilla, pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, malty sweet, slight char aromas. Roasty, malty, sweet, slight nutty, toffee flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the brewpub on Coxe, Asheville, 17/02/15. Light black with moderately appointed beige spotting and edgework. Nose is roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, light vanilla. Taste comprises light roast, chocoalte, charr, pinch of spice, light hop tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2534) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Excellent appearance with a huge tan billowy head that lasts with lace. Otherwise a bit sweet and shallow. Not bad and drinkable, but not a lot of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Keg @ the brewpub. Deep brown with a small head. Nose of coffee, roasted grain. Chocolate cream pie. Ho hos. Taste is pretty sweet. Brown sugar, sort of creamy. Dark chocolate sweet/bitter. Touch of coffee. Medium body, soft carb.

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