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Green Man Forester - Green Man Brewery

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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pimpinmidget on 12-10-2013)
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Photo of mntlover
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black, but brown and red show thru when held to the light. Thumb sized brown head falls fairly quick but leaves gobs of lace.

Aroma is nice charred notes, hints of smoke and light licorice riding on chocolate malts. Some coffee and vanilla notes mingled with some hoppy herbal notes.

Taste is earthy notes up front riding on roasted malt base, chocolate and good coffee notes mingled. Some good vanilla notes with herbal hoppy notes. Some good spice notes mingled through out not sure if its the hops yeast or what.

Mouthfeel is only medium with lightly peppy carbonation. Seems little light for a stout but its enjoyable enough.

Overall find it a solid beer, little spicier then most but makes for a good holiday brew. Will buy more of this if its still available.

Photo of BrianScott
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of greeniedgator
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dave1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle filled last month (Nov. 2014).

Pours clear but near black in the glass. The dark brown body is topped by a large and exceptionally creamy head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma: A load of dark roasted malts with faint spicy hops. Strong for style.

Flavor: largely follows the aroma. There's enough hint of coffee here to send me frantically scanning the label of this late night ale, but no coffee listed in the description: the limited suggestion of coffee in the aftertaste proves reassuring. Exceptional abundance of very dark but not quite burnt grain flavor. Excellent bitter-sweet balance is mildly bitter overall; seemingly less than the listed IBU = 60..

Feel: smooth, near medium body; excellent medium, soft carbonation.

O: a strong offering from this experienced brewery.

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Subvette
2.48/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of humuloner22
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer is underrated. It is a very nice stout and it is awesome that they are beginning to bottle these. Although this is only a winter seasonal for now, I believe it is the best one that Green Man has offered this year. I hope they keep putting good beer out!

Look: Dark, but not as black as many others have been. There is some translucence there. But this is also just a standard stout, not an imperial. Caramel head with tiny bubbles, which remains for a while but eventually dissipates.

Smell: Nice sweet chocolates and malts, pleasant.

Taste: This is a good robust stout, but not overwhelming. You can session this one a bit, I could probably drink several of these in a sitting.

Overall: This is a great stout, very much worth seeking out.

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Brewsed
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tmm313
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of yaksurf
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Green Man Forester from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.