Ninja Porter

Split the 22oz bomber with some of the usual suspects down at The Brick Store on a Friday afternoon. Long live these gatherings.
Very standard pour with the black/brown body yielding some reddish highlights when held up to the light. Head is generally a short-lived affair with a rather sparse amount of lace. Looks still, low levels of carbonation as there should be.
Nose has a touch of roasted malts and very little hop presence.
The nose is continued into the taste and in that respect I was a touch surprised (pleased, but surprised). This Porter definitely lends itself back toward the classic English drink that I am familiar with. More on the creamy side of things than the hoppy side of things, with an emphasis on the subtle rather than the aggressive. As a result, unlikely to impress the palates of many on this side of the Atlantic and more likely to be a pleasing beer for me. More of an English style Porter than the generally over-hopped American version.
Finishes with some very gentle smoke to complete the picture.
Tasty, and pleasingly understated. Many Americans will find this dull, I found it charming.

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02/23/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.33
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