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Ninja Porter - Asheville Brewing Company

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Ninja PorterNinja Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBierBand on 06-19-2007)
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first new porter in a while. It's pretty good. Worth a try. It's very light in body for a porter, but I'm finding that enjoyable in this particular brew. It's got a nice chocolate and malt character that leads it away from tasting too much like cold coffee, which it would otherwise be in danger of doing because it is low in carbonation in addition to being light in body. So, if you want a nice, relaxing, light-bodied porter that is a little interesting without being in-your-face with flavour, give this a try. If that sounds awful to you, stay away.

Serving type: can

08-27-2013 05:50:05 | More by ElCommodoro
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A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S-Good roasty aroma that's slightly sweet with notes of milk chocolate. A bit nutty.

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O- While it's not exceptional, I feel like the low BA score of this beer doesn't do it justice. It's one of ABC's best beers IMO and it being available in cans certainly doesn't hurt.

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Ninja Porter from Asheville Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.