RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Everyone loves a good ninja, and were 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 wed 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1276) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at Olive or Twist in Asheville. Malt and ice cream aroma. Almost as dark as a porter, tan lacing head. Roasted nut, cocoa, dark malt, oak in flavor. Full porter feel. Well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (759) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewings Merrimon Avenue location. Almost opaque dark brown/ruby hue, small tan head, good firm roasted malt aroma, thin body for a porter, pretty good predominately malty flavor with some chocolate notes. Not the most intense porter youll find but pretty good. Tasted on July 7, 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4372) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
I expected to really like this, but I was unpleasantly surprised. Poured a dark brown with a ridiculously thick head that took a long time to disappear. Overly carbonated. Has some roasted malt flavors, but finishes almost sour. Really not one of the better porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Gift from SJ Bottled. Ok I like Porters, this was good, but average. Typical, nice roast, coffee and dry bitter chocolate finish.. Looks like the got an idea, now knock it out the park next time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14621) - 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 its 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 29, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Black and lighter around the edges. Foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty. Coffee, roast malt, and some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Strong aroma and tempting appearance leads to a more mild than expected taste and simple mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Originally reviewed: 1/14/10. Another of the offerings I had at the brewpub the other night. Came out a dark black with a bit of light around the edges. Small tan head capped it off. Sip rings and lace present. Scents of coffee, milk chocolate, and dark breads. Another full-bodied beer here. I like the depth of this. This is definitely a more coffee-forward beer. Flavors of espresso, pumpernickel bread, and graham crackers. This was my favorite offering of the night I think. Well done!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Draft, sampler: a tad boring, pours dark brown with a tasty looking tan head. It smells chocolaty, and roasty, but leaves you wishing for it in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3932) - 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

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