Ninja Porter - Asheville Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.3/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark, dark brown, not quite black with a huge tan head, loose bubbles, and it leaves fairly sticky lacing. I think there's quite a bit of yeast haze, it's hard to see through the darkness. Looks pretty good, but not really great. Smells a lot like carbonation, maybe a bit of yeasty off-flavors, maybe some fruity smells which muddy it up. In the back I can sense some burnt roastiness, but there isn't enough to make it too interesting. The taste has a bit of burnt sugar, a bit of dark chocolate, a little more coffee, but quite a bit of burnt, like burnt toast. I can taste a little bit of what seems like hot fermentation flavor. The thinness makes it a little less appealing too. I think that it has everything present, but doesn't quite deliver. As for the mouthfeel, the body is just a bit too thin and the carbonation a bit too sharp, but it's not awful for a light porter. The drinkability is good. Not the most enjoyable beer, could use a little more sweetness, but the alcohol is not strong enough to slow me down too much. I could probably drink a bit more than 22oz if I wanted, but revisiting it, with the variety in the world, is unlikely.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2009 01:51:12 | More by taylorhamrick
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3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight alcohol, slight hops, yeast, hint of chocolate, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, slight alcohol, yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 17:48:05 | More by Tone
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Buffalo Nickel Asheville. Served in a pint glass.
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.
T- Flavor brings more roast but it's moderate as a porter should be. However, unlike other porters, the flavor is not moderate. Plenty of chocolate and vanilla sweetness and a bit of coffee in the aftertaste.
M- Slightly robust with medium carbonation and a full body.
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2014 20:51:21 | More by Immortale25
Ninja Porter from Asheville Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.