Ninja Porter - Asheville Brewing Company
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Reviews by CWiggins:
3.23/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Even though I pass through Asheville a couple of times a year, I've never visited Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company. I was surprised to see three of their brews for sale in 22oz bottles at Bruisin' Ales this past week; I picked up the Ninja Porter and Shiva IPA for $4 each.
It's a little lighter than the thick, black liquid I'm used to seeing when pouring a porter, but once it gets in the glass the sheer density renders it opaque. No real head formed on this pour, but a smattering of soda-like bubbles appeared briefly. A deep inhalation reveals a faint whiff of dark fruit, but mostly one notices the normal burnt malt aroma so characteristic of porter beer. The flavor is delightfully dark with a medium richness of burnt malt essence. A bit of hop bitterness arrives toward the finish, but the aftertaste is mainly of dark-roasted coffee. Hmm, hmm. Perhaps I've had too many "imperial" porters to be impressed with this lighter style-the mouthfeel seems lean and bubbly-but I admit it is fun to drink and nice to ponder.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2008 02:37:07 | More by CWiggins
More User Reviews:
2.73/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from can. Appearance is dark brown with a thin tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and a bit of toast. Taste follows suit but a bit metallic and has notes of coffee and a slight hop bitterness. Medium body with moderate low carbonation. Overall a mediocre porter.
Serving type: can
01-08-2014 23:48:17 | More by AaronDz
Ninja Porter from Asheville Brewing Company
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