Ninja Porter | Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mikesgroove on 08-19-2007

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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its slices, it dices, it even juliennes! The dry and roasty porter of Asheville Brewing taunts the boarder that separates robust porter from American stout in a stealthy move of darkness, dryness and hoppiness.

Ninja Porter unleashes a voluminous mocha crown that billows to the rim, rising above a deep and dark brown austere underneath. Robust in its roasty perfume, a bold aroma of burnt toast, walnut, coffee and cocoa rise to greet the nose. Burnt sweetness of toffee, caramel and light butterscotch sooth the senses with a sensation that's roasted marshmallow-like on the front of the tongue.

And as the dark ale travels across the middle palate, the sweetness is carries away by the ample carbonation and the remnants of roasted coffee beans, cocoa and black walnut persist. Broadly bitter, the beer's American influence brings a campfire and spruce character to the finish.

Medium full on the palate, the militant effervescence of the porter ensures a dark and dry texture that highlights its bitter ash finish and simming hop spice that seems of coffee, cocoa and walnut once more in a medium long aftertaste.

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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Photo of BeerDocT
4/5  rDev +12%
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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Ninja Porter from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 38 ratings