Ninja Porter
Asheville Brewing Company

Ninja PorterNinja Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #1,015
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,840
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 11.99%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
259
From:
Asheville Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  11
Gots
  48
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by OldManMetal:
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ninja Porter looks the part: a medium, rocky, light-tan head perches atop an effervescent, darkest brown body with sullen orange highlights; head retention is brief, and lacing is fair, consisting of complex rotten bands and arabesques. The nose is a deeply sweet, enticing blend of cola, cocoa, and molasses with hints of toffee and milk chocolate, all topped by significant alcohol overtones. The palate is not as rich and complex as the nose would predict, but it is nonetheless quite pleasing: an undifferentiated dark malt flavor that touches on cola, milk chocolate and molasses, with sweet and bitter in almost perfect balance. The finish is a modest hit of bitter cocoa and a nip from the carbonation; the linger is a very slightly bitter, thin chocolate flavor that lasts for awhile. Mouthfeel is light for the body, as befits the style, and the texture is slightly sticky, medium creamy and medium-peppery from the lively carbonation. This porter drinks very well for how expressive the dark malt is. (12 oz can, no code date)

Nov 13, 2016
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Notacraftdrinker from Florida

3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Mar 29, 2015
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Brdlist from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jun 04, 2014
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WCKDVBZ from South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jan 21, 2015
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: deep brown - virtually black; 1 finger dark tan head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: roasted grains; chocolate;

T: follows the nose - a little less chocolate until the finish; mild bitterness, but not until well into the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: enjoyable, but not especially complex;

Sep 01, 2015
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Grizzarky from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 07, 2017
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KG710 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +15.5%

Sep 17, 2014
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cnealc from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

Jul 06, 2014
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DrMindbender from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Sep 29, 2014
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Straight2Ale

4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good chocolate notes. Good brew.

Aug 24, 2015
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Sak0112

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jul 17, 2014
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Jamato14 from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 17, 2015
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2015
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Renegawam from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Nov 23, 2014
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Grackos from Florida

5/5  rDev +36.2%

One of the best beers I have ever had.

Sep 06, 2014
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cursive7 from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 17, 2014
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qcghost from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sep 27, 2014
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derekdclark1 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

Dec 06, 2014
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Tx_Lightnin from Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

Nov 28, 2014
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CTFalcon from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 08, 2016
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Nakedyeti

4.6/5  rDev +25.3%

Nov 17, 2014
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tim007007 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 14, 2015
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Chris-1911 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 259 ratings