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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (680) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Classic robust porter. The nose is strong coffee with subtle hints of chocolate. Deep black, but not quite transparent with a small tan head. Full of roast notes with a balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth with a crisp roasty finish and some lingering chocolate presence.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1304) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (761) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14964) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.1
   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

3.9
   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!


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