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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of ash, roasted malt, grass, grapefruit, pine, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, cocoa, and hops (grass, some citrus) with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Beige head atop clear red-dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee/roast, light earthy/orange/grapefruit. Light-medium body, somewhat smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
Ninja Porter (formerly Rook Porter)-on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, coffee, faint hops. Minimum carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours pretty dark brown with a creamy frothy beige head that deconstructs in a weird way. Aromas of chocolate and burnt malt, with something suggesting a little sour - or maybe it’s coffee. Med minus body. Flavor is ashy chocolate with some burnt malt and coffee. Seems halfway between stout and porter. Maybe a little bit of lactose in the finish - or something that suggests that. Nice porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Date: 01/25/2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, thin tan head, roasted chocolate aroma, smooth body, rich chocolate flavor, no bitterness
-------- /> Date: 08/13/2005
Source: brewery

ditto, picking up a house tartness
-------- /> Date: 03/31/2006
Source: downtown brewery
Score: iii to ii+

a geat rich chocolate porter, no house tartness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10574) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Draft sample at KBJ08. Poured clear brown color with medium off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a flat carbonation. Medium chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Sold drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Re-rate July 2009. Pours black with a small, fizzy, brown head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, coffee), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke, charcoal, and prune. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.


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