Ninja Porter - Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerguy101:
3/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This porter pours a medium black color from the tap at the brewpub. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. A medium bodied porter. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2008 02:21:13 | More by beerguy101
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4.01/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bought a six-pack of these in Asheville, last time I was there and am finally getting around to reviewing one.
-Appearance 4: Every one of these has just gone nuts after I poured it. HUGE fizz up that eventually settles down into a normal inch high head. Jet black in color with a cream colored head. Very attractive.
-Smell 4: Lovely bouquet. Big smells of toasted grains, caramelized sugars and hops.
-Taste 4.25: Front is sweet with a certain hoppiness. Middle is somewhat neutral, but a very pleasant smoothness and hop flavor seeps in with a strange hint of butter flavor. Finish is alkaline with a pleasantly smooth level of hops which is accentuated by smoky grains. Everything is balanced and nuanced. Aftertaste is dry, very nuanced and features the smoky grains and a slight coffee flavor. Nice.
-Mouthfeel 3: This is the flaw of this beer. Mouthfeel is nice and deep, but there is far too much carbonation in this beer. CO2 should be tuned down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I think this style is helped out by a greater than normal level of carbonation, but its current level is over the top.
-Overall 4: Excellent porter. I really enjoy the flavor profiles in this beer and the hops chosen. My only complaint is the carbonation level. I would love to have this one on tap some day. I highly recommend this beer.
Serving type: can
04-25-2013 05:47:20 | More by BeerDocT
Ninja Porter from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.