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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
On tap at the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, tastes like dark, freezer burned chocolate. Good, but nothing particularly distinguishing about it. If you like porters, you’ll like this one.

2.8
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
on tap at Asheville brewfestival. thin. tastes like milk-chocolate flavored water. lots of carbonation.

3.9
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., Asheville NC. Very dark, almost black color with a tan head. Lots of roasted aromas on the nose. Medium body with a generally rounded sweet roasted malt flavor, but a good deal of bitterness toward the end. Finishes dry and almost chalky, much like a very dark chocolate. I was surprised to read the number of "watery" comments given this beer-- this was not my experience at all. Perhaps some kinks have been worked out. It was hot as hell the day I had this, so perhaps any wateriness in the beer was welcome relief to my dehydrated body. Kidding aside, I found this to be an impressive brew.

2.8
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2005
A little bit cold to get much of an aroma. Poured dark dark brown to black with almost no head. Pretty sweet with almost no bitter until the very end of a swig. Definitely on the watery side. I’ll need to compare it to Asheville Pizza’s Scout Stout which isn’t on tap right now unfortunately. I suspect the Stout will be better.

2.2
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. This is a porter for a novice to the field. No head whatsoever. Dark brown to black in color. Aroma is a faint smokey scent. Flavor is roasted, but too watery. It feels like it is high alcohol, but as of this posting, NC still has its oppressive 6% or under alcohol laws.

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00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Has a coffee flavor with some hints of choclate. Over all a nice brew

2.9
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
black pour. malty, and coffee like. rich and creamy and chocolaty. pretty good, but perhaps a little overwhelming for me. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.5
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Nice head and and good color. The flavor profile was mild in the eastern manner rather than the hopped NW brews. I found the body wanting.

3.6
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2004
Good sized tan head & lacing. The aroma is mild with more caramel than chocolate malts with unbalanced hops. Watery finish with roasty flavors, lightly fruity


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