Green Man Forester - Green Man Brewery

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85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pimpinmidget on 12-10-2013)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
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 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 qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Immortale25
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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 jerefreakinmiah
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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 DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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).

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Brewsed
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Evoforen
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BrianScott
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of greeniedgator
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Green Man Forester from Green Man Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.