Green Man Forester - Green Man Brewery
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3.99/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with a bit of ruby hue,a thinner lighter beige head atop.Dark froast coffee stands out most in the nose with some molasses thrown in,I like the deep roast,it's like being in a coffee house.Dark roast,unsweetened chocolate, and char at the onset of the palate with some vanilla/caramel flavors providing just enough sweetness to make for a well balanced stout.I like the fact that it's not a one sided stout flavor-wise,it's roasted but also has some good sweetness that never becomes to big.
01-27-2014 22:11:09 | More by oberon
3.99/5 rDev +5.3%
A - Pours near black with a finger+ of lighter yet rich chocolate colored head. Very good retention and strong lacing.
S - Oh man, all chocolatey. Roasty sweet chocolate malts, a little bit of a burnt aroma, super minimally roasty. Perhaps some lactose, we shall see...
T - Initially its mostly roasty and surprisingly hoppy. Earthy hops steal the show initially but quickly transition its a smoother milky flavor/feel followed by a nice roasty chocolate sweetness. Finish is hoppy and chocolatey sweet. Aftertaste is initially mostly bitter, then a wave of sweet chocolate comes in only to be soon overtaken by roasty and hop bitters.
M - Initially the bitterness causes more of a watery/carbonated feel, but that isnt the case. Not overly thick but a nice smooth milky drinker for sure. The hops confuse the body IMO. overall i would say medium body, very smooth drinking.
O - Interesting the intense bitter/carbonated, to rich chocolatey and smooth ends of the spectrum this brew bounces between. I dig it.
01-03-2014 00:46:56 | More by MacQ32
4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours pitch black with a thick, frothy one finger dark tan head. Absolutely amazing head retention and huge globs of lacing stuck on the sides of the glass.
Very nice roasty aroma with a heavy shot of char and dark chocolate. A touch of coffee sneaking in but you can really get a sense of the heavily roasted chocolate malt used in this beer.
Lots of roast and char in the flavor but it just remains smooth enough not to be acrid and overbearing. Dark chocolatey notes underneath with a moderate bitterness but very little in the way of hop flavor. Very nice silky mouthfeel with just a slightly sticky finish.
Overall, a very impressive beer from Green Man. A nice winter seasonal that is just perfect for cold weather.
12-31-2013 03:02:49 | More by rangerred
4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
A: Pours an opaque but clear black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and some cola brown + dark amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light tan head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted dark malts with some slight hints of charred malts and just a touch of smoked malts.
T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted dark malts with just a hint of anise/licorice. There are some very light notes of charred malts and hints of earthy malts. Moderate amounts of bitterness which linger through the finish.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.
O: Another very enjoyable beer from Green Man...not that I should be surprised as I have enjoyed just about everything I have tried from this brewery. A really nice winter beer and could easily stand up to a cold winter night (probably best enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace being sipped slowly).
12-22-2013 02:08:04 | More by dbrauneis
Green Man Forester from Green Man Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.