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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft sampler pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and a hint of spice. Taste is much of the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lapalou (15) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Good smooth coffee notes in a strong porter both on draft at the brewery and in a can. I also had the queen ninja which implement some English hops. Almost a better version of this very good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3661) - - MAR 10, 2014
Near black with med tan head. Nutty caramel moderately sweet aroma. Chocolate notes with mild sweetness. Smooth and med body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, toasted caramel cookie, cocoa nib, toasted brown sugar and touch of milk sugar. Lighter Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (258) - - FEB 22, 2014
Had on tap at Beer City Bicycles while watching Canadian women win Gold in hockey at Sochi Olympics. Great selection of local brews on tap- plus bikes- great place. Pours dark and thick- not much head. All your typical porter flavours- coffee, earthy, caramel - nicely balanced with the hops. It’s good- just nothing really different or exceptional about it. Mouthfeel more like a stout to me. Nice winter sipper. Not bad, feel like they just played it a bit safe.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thisisontap (5) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
Chocolate, roasty aroma, dark in color, thick caramel head, as it warms you get a slight smokey flavor and finishes smoeth and chocolatey, low carbonation. Drinks like a Dry Irish Stout really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cduncan14 (136) - 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 (5953) - 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 (8537) - 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 (6) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
Soft bitter chocolate finish; easy to drink. First impression of Asheville beer scene a good one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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