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Green Man Forester - Green Man Brewery

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Green Man ForesterGreen Man Forester

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BA SCORE
85
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pimpinmidget on 12-10-2013

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jamato14
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fulkrum78
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschantz
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a rich dark brown and opaque with a slight tan head. Nose is roast with aging of chocolate and coffee. Taste is malty cocoa and a bit one note. Not enough complexity to be world class. But decent and drinkable. Finishes a bit thin for style.

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jTrevT
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmeinel
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says DEC08 14

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a symmetrical pattern of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Solid roasted malt hit with some light coffee and semisweet chocolate interlaced.

T- Roast-forward but the alcohol level and mouthfeel keep it more subdued. A little char with a fading aftertaste.

M- Somewhat thin feel but with a fullish body and medium carbonation.

O- Pretty decent, no-frills stout. Straightforward and balanced enough to make me enjoy one, but not reach for a second.

Photo of gregu2
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mntlover
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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 MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BrianScott
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of greeniedgator
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Dave1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +5%

Photo of Subvette
2.48/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Fatboyjay17
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of humuloner22
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
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 -8.1%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +5%

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Green Man Forester from Green Man Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.