Ninja Porter - Asheville Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
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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2.73/5 rDev -22.4%
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
3.69/5 rDev +4.8%
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
Ninja Porter from Asheville Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.