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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 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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2005
If you like 70+ percent dark chocolate and fairly bitter porters, you will enjoy this beer. I kind of do. The head is very complementing in taste. This is one of Brew and View’s best beers, so regardless of the beer, if you’re in Asheville, go and support the place! 2 bucks for a movie and 9 bucks for a pitcher- beat that.


2.8
Ernest (7669) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2017
Can (Feb 24, 2017 canning). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very simple aroma, and kinda sweet and flabby in the mouth. Pretty dull and forgettable, but not there’s not too much wrong with it otherwise.

3.2
obguthr (6304) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Toast, kibble, cardboard aroma. Cola brown, thin tan head. Cardboard, coffee, raisin. Medium body, easy carbonation.

3.4
Darwenus (1113) - Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Not an unusual or surprising porter, but a solid one. Pours dark, chocolate brown with little head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, porter malts. The flavor is the same, but it closes with a slight but nice hoppy twang. I’d drink this again.

2.1
rxeight (3047) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2016
On draft. Pitch cor with no head. Has a stange sweet olive taste. Lots of olives, it’s weird.

3.2
sonnycheeba (5973) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Tap. Pours dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, roast, faint roast, and some earthy notes. Flavor is dry and malty with dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, earthy hops, and faint woodiness. Medium body.

3.1
snoworsummer (5628) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft. Pours dark nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like smokey wood, earthy, very malty, nutty, and light ash. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like smokey wood, earthy, malty, and nutty with light ash.

3.5
anthony850 (471) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2016
In a can after three months in a car. Smooth and easy to drink with hints of coffee and chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Sledutah (7495) - Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2016
12oz can thanks to TAR
Pours black with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel with some coffee. Flavors of caramel, dark roast malts, chocolate and bitter coffee
A nice porter

3.3
AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
12 oz. can thanks going out to TAR on this one. Aroma is cocoa powder, weak roast, traces of coffee. Flavor is a a mirror image of the aroma. Low roasted roasted malt backbone. Body is right for a porter and the carbonation gave a smooth/ creamy texture. Pretty well made, standard Porter.

3.7
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
From can (5/16/15). Mild hoppy metallic nose, sweet and roasty malt, light caramel. Dark black-brown clear with light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sweet with chocolate and roast malt, light molasses and some vanilla. Nice rounded sweet finish with mild hoppy bitterness. Roasty bitter after. A nice porter.


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