Ninja Porter - Asheville Brewing Company
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, deep, hazelnut-brown coloring, almost black in the middle, with a thin, sparse, clingy, light tan head. Aromas of roasted mocha, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nib, and a subtle crème highlight. Flavors are rich and roasted forward, with a blast of bitter coffee on the palate, followed by subtle chocolate and cream notes, and an earthy undertone. Smooth and light bodied, with a semisweet and heavily roasted mocha and chocolate aftertaste. The finish is smooth, with a bitter coffee linger, and slightly dry. Solid porter.
08-05-2014 00:18:42 | More by GarthDanielson
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
07-07-2014 17:48:05 | More by Tone
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
06-20-2014 20:51:21 | More by Immortale25
Ninja Porter from Asheville Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.